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Toronto Silent Film Festival: A Page of Madness 1926

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Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M9

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A Page of Madness 1926 Japan Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa Cast: Yoshi Nakagawa, Ayako Iijima

“Ultimately, it may be the best—that is, the most fascinating and the most terrifying—madhouse movie ever made and makes all other efforts at visualizing the subjective experience of mental and emotional disarray look childish and campy by comparison. Looking at the film’s evocative textures, it’s difficult not to align it as an influence or a prophecy on or of everything from Carl Dreyer to Picabia to Samuel Fuller’s Shock Corridor, despite going almost entirely unseen in the West.”-Michael Atkinson

A Page of Madness is a visually stunning, mind-bending masterpiece. It peels back its inner mysteries in both beautiful and disturbing ways. Made without intertitles, it is from the opening moment’s enigmatic impressions and scenes, a moving cacophony of which we’re not quite sure how it’ll all fit together. Just like in Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a film this is most often compared to, a plot eventually emerges. The old janitor works at the asylum to be near his wife, who is a patient there. When their daughter arrives with the news of her engagement, the family’s story, in the form of flashbacks, begins to piece together. The janitor attempts to free his wife from the asylum, but she seems unwilling to go—perhaps she knows it’s where she belongs, or perhaps she’s becoming afraid of her husband, who may be going mad himself.

It’s a film that transcends time, as fresh and explosively eye-popping today as it was in 1926.

Live Piano Accompaniment by Bill O’Meara

Film will be introduced by Japanese Film Historian Chris MaGee

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Closest TTC station is Dundas West. From there you can catch the southbound King Streetcar to the theatre. College Streetcar stops at Howard Park. If you're taking the Queen Streetcar, then transfer at Roncesvalles to a northbound Streetcar. Limited car parking on sidestreets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email us at torontosilentfilm@gmail.com Please be aware that on the afternoon of the screening, email contact will be very limited.

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400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M9

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