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Date with Fate

Golden Age Cinema is spending weekends in autumn screening classics about about twisty romances and thrilling encounters.
By Sarah Ward
March 25, 2021
By Sarah Ward
March 25, 2021

There's no one-size-fits-all rule that defines cinematic excellence, but the very best movies don't tend to tell straightforward stories. They can be complicated and layered, and filled with intrigue and complexity — and chart everything from twisty romances to thrilling encounters.

If these are the kinds of films that pique your interest, then you'll want to make a date with Golden Age Cinema's next curated season. Called Date with Fate, it boasts a 15-movie lineup of movies about mysterious rendezvous and memorable interactions. It's quite the program, in fact.

Screening on weekends between Sunday, March 27–Sunday, March 30 — so, for the remainder of autumn — the Date with Fate selection kicks off with the Coen brothers' exceptional debut Blood Simple, then follows it up with everything from Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation to Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.

Other highlights: both Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet by the inimitable David Lynch, the Tilda Swinton-starring I Am Love, Adam Sander teaming up with director Paul Thomas Anderson for Punch-Drunk Love, and Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece North by Northwest. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember and L'eclisse are on the bill, too — and the list goes on.

The films screen at 8pm on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays, with dates varying across the season.

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