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In 1952, the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the greatest films of all time. The tradition became decennial, increasing in size and prestige as the decades passed. Now a major bellwether of critical opinion on cinema and this year’s edition (its eighth) is the largest ever, with 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists and academics each submitting their top ten ballot — with results published Dec 1, 2022.
For two weeks, starting Thu, Dec 29 through Thu, Jan 12, we’ll begin a daily count upwards from the surprise #1 — pausing for a hand-selected New Year’s Day marathon — and continue each day to #10. At which point, we reverse course with a full-blast 4-day countdown back to #1.
Belcourt Sight and Sound Top 10 Mixer: Join the Belcourt Saturday, January 7 at Noon (just before the 1:00pm MULHOLLAND DRIVE) for a casual mixer to submit your own top 10 greatest films of all time! We’ll have light refreshments and ballots, and you’ll have an opportunity to compare notes with other Belcourt audience members. The event is free but please RSVP by securing a no-cost ticket by Jan 5. Click here to RSVP
Stay tuned for announcements about film introductions and discussions!