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An Audience of Chairs

April 17th at 4:00pm only FREE FILM

Special showing for Reel Canada: AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Chris Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake – a mistake that will change her life forever. 

Director:

Deanne Foley

Writer:

Rosemary House

Stars:

Carolina BartczakPeter MacNeillGord Rand

Woman at War

April 3rd at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) has just learned she’s been approved to adopt a child from a war-torn area in Ukraine, a long-time dream of hers. The only hitch is that she’s an eco-terrorist. The proliferation of heavy industry, urged on by unscrupulous politicians, has been ruining Iceland’s rugged landscape, and she’s taken action. Halla soon becomes the scourge of the aluminum industry and is determined to see things through, but she can’t help wondering: would it be more fulfilling to save hypothetical future lives or the life of the daughter she has yet to meet?

Director:

Benedikt Erlingsson

Writers:

Ólafur EgilssonBenedikt Erlingsson

Stars:

Halldóra GeirharðsdóttirJóhann SigurðarsonJuan Camillo Roman Estrada

Review:

It won’t solve all the world’s problems, but Woman at War is an original and compelling tale.

This gentle Scandinavian charmer feels like a fairytale with an environmental edge, as if Hans Christian Andersen had started worrying about climate change. And like a lot of fables, it’s long on feelings and short on details.

The woman of the title is Halla (Halldóra Geirhar∂sdóttir), a middle-aged Icelandic music teacher. The war is her own, against globalization in general, and a local Chinese-Icelandic aluminum smelter in particular.

Wild Rose

May 1, 2019 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

A young Scottish singer dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writer:

Nicole Taylor

Stars:

Julie WaltersJessie BuckleySophie Okonedo

Review:

Jessie Buckley stars as a Scottish woman desperate to break into the country music scene, much to the chagrin of her mother, played by Julie Walters.

Great country songs are often made from the most basic musical elements — a few chords, a hummable melody and chorus, maybe a key change — but somehow those humble components can be worked into something transcendent with the alchemical addition of skillful playing, energetic showmanship, ace songwriting and sincerity.

Fittingly, the British comedy-drama Wild Rose pulls off the same kind of trick as a movie. It posits a classic setup — a young rebel (in this case a young Glaswegian woman fresh out of prison, played by the incandescent Jessie Buckley) with a raw streak of talent (singing country music) and then tests how badly she wants to succeed (will she leave her young children for a chance to go to Nashville?). Out of these familiar, predictable elements director Tom Harper and screenwriter Nicole Taylor have fashioned something entirely delightful, fresh as a Scottish summer evening. 

2018-2019 Season

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We’re in the process of confirming this year’s films, but meanwhile you can mark your calendar with the following dates for the fall:

September 5

October 3 – Mary Shelley

November 7 – Transit

November 14 – Puzzle

Jan 9 2019 – Beautiful Boy

Feb 6 – Cold War

Feb 20 – Shoplifters

March 6 – Through Black Spruce

April/May schedule TBD

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