6:30 pm Monday 16 Apr 2018

Rebels On Pointe, 90 min, 2016

After the Stonewall Riots in 1994, in the heart of Manhattan's Meatpacking District a dance troupe was formed. Since then, all-male drag troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have been delighting audiences around the world, performing, among other things, Swan Lake as Tchaikovsky never imagined it in his wildest dreams. In size 11 toe shoes, the Trocs send up the high art and formality of classical ballet, fashioning a spectacle that is entertaining as hell in the process. By Montreal based filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart PG Official website with POV interview. trailer.

I'm very excited to have Bobbi Jo Hart accept my invite for Q&A after her Rebels On Pointe this evening.

6:30 pm Monday 23 Apr 2018

I, Tonya , 120 min, 2017

A favourite pick of mine from last year's crop. There's lots of rough language and domestic violence but a wonderful, unique screenplay and brilliant performances. Tonya was a (another) spirited girl, written off by the skating community as trailer trash, couldn't get a break even though her skating was brilliant. Add a determined but destructive mother and a few other misguided people trying to help her. Here is at least a version of 'the incident', the attack on Tonya's teammate, Nancy Carrigan, before the '94 Olympics. But every story has a many versions. Tuck into this absorbing, well told story. 14A - shades of Slumdog Millionaire and Bernie. 14A about
cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser

6:30 pm Monday 30 Apr 2018

Faces Places , 89 min, 2016

89-year-old Agnés 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. Together they travel around 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. France 89. PG subtitles trailer

6:30 pm Monday 7 May 2018

Paddington, 96 min, 2015

Somehow we missed screening this charming animated film when it first came out. Paddington brings a beloved children's character into the 21st century without sacrificing his essential charm, delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. With Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins. Pg trailer

Paddington 2 coming soon!
cast: Tim Downie, Madeleine Worrall, Lottie Steer, Geoffrey Palmer, Theresa Watson

6:30 pm Monday 14 May 2018

Meet Beau Dick: Maker Of Monsters, 92 min, 2017

Beau Dick was a Kwakwaka’wakw (Alert Bay area First Nation) artist and hereditary chief who died at 61 just last year as this documentary was being finished. In Meet Beau Dick: Maker Of Monsters, directors LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas and Natalie Boll share an intimate profile of this charismatic man, with a particular focus on his work and his cultural-activist passion. Beau Dick’s remarkable work has been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age - old traditions. Beau’s celebrity status called attention to the injustices done to his people and the environment. Pg 5 minute trailer ~ Some examples of his work ~ A POV article about this film and our upcoming (May 28) Shut Up And Say Something. more.

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