Todd Haynes’ Safe | Still: Courtesy of Calgary Cinematheque


Calgary Cinematheque screens film by subversive American independent director

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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More than a creepy art movie, Calgary Cinematheque’s upcoming screening will certainly stay with you.

Safe was subversive American independent director and screenwriter Todd Haynes’ first film in 35-millimeter. Often described as a movie about environmental illness, the alienation of one suburban housewife in southern California (played by Julianne Moore) takes on a spiritual and ideological role. It uses a crafty, and at times almost hallucinatory, layering of sound and image to offer a scathing satire on New Age notions of healing.

Safe screens at 7:00pm on October 20, 2016 at The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd. NW).