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The Lost City of Z

This screening took place on
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

8:00pm The Lost City of Z
At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.
Apocalypse Now and Lawrence Of Arabia are obvious points of reference – Gray explicitly cites the latter at least twice – but I also found myself thinking of Mountains Of The Moon, Bob Rafelson’s exquisite and virtually forgotten 1990 drama about Richard Burton’s expedition to find the source of the Nile. Gray’s working at the same level, distilling a massive, multifaceted story about empires and adventurers into an intimate drama with deeply personal stakes. And as is inevitably the case with his cinema, The Lost City Of Z slowly attains a feverish majesty that holds you rivet­ed in your seat.” Norman Milner, NOW Magazine

  • Directed by James Gray
  • 2017, USA
  • 141 minutes
    The Lost City of Z

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