Film line-up for Spring 2018

22-Mar – ROMANTIC ROAD

29-Mar – DAWSON CITY

5-Apr – AVA

12-Apr – DEATH OF STALIN

19-Apr – FOXTROT

26-Apr – NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL

All films start at 7pm at the Paramount Theatre, Victoria street.
See below for more info and film trailers. Tickets

 

FOXTROT – April 19th, 7pm

Directed by Samuel Maoz  114 min. 14A. Israel, Hebrew, Arabic, German with English Subtitles.

 

The reported death of an upper-class Israeli couple’s soldier son sparks a series of tragicomically absurd events, in the new film from award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz (Lebanon).

Samuel Maoz’s follow-up to his debut feature Lebanon (which won the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival) focuses on upper-class Israeli couple Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna (Sarah Adler), who experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan while on duty. Unable to find solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family or the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael spirals into anger, only to subsequently experience one of life’s unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Moving from the grieving parents’ apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Foxtrot shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness.

NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL- April 26th, 7pm

Directed by Kathleen Hepburn  111 min. 14A. Canada.

 

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The highly anticipated feature debut from Kathleen Hepburn, one of Canada’s most promising young filmmakers, is a devastating examination of the costs of long-term illness. Shirley Henderson delivers a fearless, deeply moving performance as Judy, a woman who has battled Parkinson’s disease nearly all her married life. As the illness exacts its toll, her husband, Eddie (Nicholas Campbell), struggles to care for her — and pushes their son Jamie (2017 TIFF Rising Star Théodore Pellerin) into adulthood, demanding he take a job far from home. Propelled by an acute empathy, Never Steady, Never Still boasts some of the most touching scenes you will see all year (Judy’s recollection of Eddie’s marriage proposal is a particular standout). Hepburn’s compassion shines even in the ancillary characters: pregnant teenage shop clerk Kaly is the soul of generosity, beautifully played by Pellerin’s fellow TIFF Rising Star Mary Galloway.