The Thin Red Line

Cinema Salon September 7th – Vancouver

The Thin Red Line Cinema Salon

Timothy Taylor presents THE THIN RED LINE

Tuesday, september 7 at 7:30 pm

Cast: Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, Sean Penn
USA, 1998, 170 minutes//

Once a month, Melanie Friesen invites a distinguished guest to present his/her favourite film. After the screening, audiences and guests have the opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and snacks in our spacious lounge.

Based on James Jones’ novel of the same name, THE THIN RED LINE is set during the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II, in a battle between the Americans and the Japanese.

Thin Red Line

A courageous and unique take on the terror and chaos of war, the film stands apart by getting inside the minds of the soldiers, so the film’s many internal monologues, heard in voice over, are more significant than the battle scenes. War is a series of private torments played out on a global scale, or as one character describes it as, “War don’t ennoble men. It turns them into dogs. It poisons the soul.”

Presenter: Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor is an award-winning novelist and journalist. He’s the author of the acclaimed and bestselling novels STANLEY PARK and STORY HOUSE. He’s also the BIG IDEAS COLUMNIST for the Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine and a regular contributor to EnRoute, Walrus and Vancouver. His highly-anticipated third novel, THE BLUE LIGHT PROJECT is a taut political thriller about a three day hostage crisis. It will be published in the US and Canada in March 2011.


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