Alexander Nevsky is Russian film genius, Sergei Eisenstein’s first sound picture and it is a doozie. Detailing the defense of Soviet land against invading Teutonic Knights, this picture is one of cinema’s first action epics and a masterpiece by one of films first masters. It’s the one that has Nevsky’s army sneakily engaging the evil invaders in battle on a melting sheet of ice. Guess what happens. Guess who wins? Simple footnote in history, never invade Russia in winter.
7:30pm @ Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe st.)
Tom Hanks before he got all squeeky clean. Booze and broads and gambling with a moment of wild abandon versus a lifetime of regret. Hmmm. What is this? Monday?
Bachelor Party tonight @ The Astoria. 9PM. FREE!
CBC RADIO 3 SUPER SECRET SURPRISE SHOW
Because this is a secret surprise show we weren’t allowed to mention it until now. Tonight (right now actually) at the Biltmore is Calgary’s super foremost one—man—band Chad Vangaalen , who also makes the best animated videos (for his own music) around as well as Edmonton based and appropriately named Wet Secret. FREE