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Michael van den Bos

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The film historian Michael van den Bos discusses Frank Sinatra and his upcoming presentation of That’s Life: A Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration (Sunday, 13 December 2015 at the Vancity Theatre), with Joseph Planta.


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Michael van den Bos joins me again. He’s got a number of terrific events upcoming, that I’ll get him to preview for us. Next Sunday, 13 December the afternoon begins at The Cinematheque at 1.00pm when he’ll introduce a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush. Then he’ll go a few blocks over to the Vancity Theatre where he’ll present That’s Life: A Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration at 3.00pm, featuring extracts from Sinatra’s prolific film and television career. That’s followed by a 5.30pm screening of From Here to Eternity, which garnered Sinatra a best supporting actor Oscar, and revived his career which had hit a slump as the 1950s began. Then Monday night at 6.30pm, he’ll host a screening of Pal Joey, that starred Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, and Kim Novak. We’ll reflect on Sinatra, his life and legacy. Michael’s an ideal guy to talk to as he’s a true Sinatra-phille. Other appearances Mr. van den Bos will be making this month, include his presentation Singin’ in the Dark, a compilation of great song performances on film, that screens at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 3.00pm, and on Monday, 28 December 2015, he’ll host a screening of The Searchers at the Cinematheque. www.viff.org and www.thecinematheque.ca for tickets and information. Michael van den Bos is a film historian and an instructor in the School of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University. Visit http://michaelvdb.shawwebspace.ca for his site. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Michael van den Bos; Mr. van den Bos, good morning.

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