Film line-up for Winter 2018
Jan. 11th – FACES PLACES
Jan. 18th – WONDERSTRUCK
Jan. 25th – RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Feb. 1st – LAST FLAG FLYING
Feb. 8th – KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Feb. 15th – THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
All films start at 7pm at the Paramount Theatre, Victoria street.
See below for more info and film trailers. Tickets
Faces Places – Jan. 11th
Director: Agnès Varda, JR 90min. PG. English
89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
Wonderstruck – Jan. 18th
Director: Todd Haynes 116min. PG. English Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds
Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel and staring Julianne Moore, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras (1977 and 1927) who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. Both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. www.wonderstruckmovie.com
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Jan 25th, 7pm
Director: Catherine Bainbridge 103 min. PG. English
Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. The story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.
Featuring music icons:
CHARLEY PATTON, MILDRED BAILEY, LINK WRAY, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, JIMI HENDRIX, JESSE ED DAVIS, ROBBIE ROBERTSON, REDBONE, RANDY CASTILLO, TABOO
RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
LAST FLAG FLYING – Feb 1st, 7pm
Director: Richard Linklater 125 min. PG. English Steve Carall, Brian Cranston, Laurence Fishbourne
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd(Steve Carall) re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon(Brian Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishbourne), to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
KILLING OF A SACRED DEER – Feb 8th, 7pm
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos 121 min. PG. English. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone.
Steven, a charismatic surgeon(Colin Farrell), is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan) he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – Feb 15th, 7pm
Director:Aki Kaurismäki 100 min. PG. Finnish w/English Subtitles. Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen.
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new film from Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre) intertwines the stories of two itinerant protagonists: Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a young Syrian refugee who drifts into Helsinki harbour as a stowaway; and Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a travelling salesman turned restaurateur, who finds Khaled sleeping outside his diner and hires him as a cleaner and dishwasher. “The issue of migrants and refugees [may] still be something from which cinema mostly averts its gaze, [but] not Kaurismäki’s cinema…. His humane comedy [has] absorbed this idea, [and] in fact embraced it with almost miraculous ease and simplicity” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian).