Friday, August 31st – Saturday, September 1st The Royal Cinema is teaming up with Inside Out LGBT Film Festival to present Gregg Araki’s beloved 90s cult flick trio, THE TEENAGE APOCALYPSE TRILOGY!
Beginning with THE DOOM GENERATION through to TOTALLY F***ED UP and NOWHERE, join us in celebrating Araki’s radical contributions to the queer cinema canon. Plus, we have prizes from our lovely sponsors, The Beguiling and Eyesore Cinema!
Individual tickets are $12 online, $14 door or $30 to see all three films! Please note triple bill pricing is only available online.
Saturday, September 1
“Concluding Araki’s “Teen Apocalypse Trilogy,” nowhere was initially criticized for being nihilistic, vulgar and vacuous. It is the least discussed film of the cult trio. Featuring gratuitous sex, disturbing violence, drug use and a bleak ending that would make Kafka come in his pants, NOWHERE is outlandishly stylish, absurd and provocative – yet substance is not sacrificed. The film slyly satirizes the teen movie genre itself and our insatiable hunger for love while also scrutinizing celebrity obsession and the commodification of spirituality.
NOWHERE focuses on the sensitive and naïve Dark (James Duval) as he struggles with the disillusionment, sexual awakening/confusion and pressures of adolescence. An aspiring filmmaker who carries his camcorder wherever he goes, Dark is morbid, melodramatic and detached. “Sometimes I feel so old-fashioned, from another planet,” Dark laments, endearing himself to the angst-ridden outcast that I was. Never before had I identified so strongly with a character on screen. Dark’s loneliness and uncertainty reflected my own. Even though the film ends with Dark hopeless and bloody, I felt assured that I was not alone.”
RSVP FOR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:
We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre which you can reserve ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.
Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.
The Royal Cinema wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting us. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.
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