New and Noteworthy
Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE) and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis and her unlikely romance with the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett. Lewis’ colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as one of North America’s premier folk artists. MAUDIE showcases the perserverance, indefatigable optimism and the enduring influence of this remarkable artist.
When two sisters suspect their father may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali. The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies.
From acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (INTERSTELLAR) comes the epic action thriller DUNKIRK. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, placing Allied troops in a precarious position on the beaches of Dunkirk. The story unfolds on land, sea and air as the Allies mounted a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. By the end of the operation, over 300,000 troops were evacuated to safety.
Wed, Aug 23 at 8PM
Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, this modern adaptation of the story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar is set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Conductor Abraham, and his wife Sarah, a harpist, cannot have children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the western side orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and offers to have a baby for her from Abraham.
Wed, Aug 30 at 8:00PM
In this fact-based story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship, Jan Banaś, acclaimed Silesian football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. From his childhood, Jan’s greatest passion is football, and his greatest rival is his devoted friend, Ginter. When a serious injury brings Ginter’s career to an end and Banaś closer to joining the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup, the main character faces a difficult choice that will determine the rest of his life.
Wed, Sep 20 at 8:00PM
Bérénice Bejo (star of 2012 Best Picture Oscar Winner THE ARTIST) stars in this 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the end of a long love story. After fifteen years together, Marie (Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) have to decided to separate. However, cash-strapped Boris refuses to move out of the family home that Marie shares with their 8-year old twin daughters.
Wed, Oct 11 at 8:00PM
Post-film Q&A w/ screenwriter Tomáš Končinský. Julis Schmitke, a wind turbine engineer of few words, travels to a small mysterious town in the Ore Mountains of the Czech Republic to repair a seemingly unrecoverable windmill. When his friend goes missing, he must deal with the seemingly benevolent village inhabitants as well as the mysterious creatures within the woods.
Wed, Dec 13 at 8:00PM
A record-breaking smash in the Czech Republic, nominated for two Czech Lion Awards, ANGEL OF THE LORD 2 is the sequel to the popular Czech fairy tale about the angel Petronel who works at Heaven’s door, but is convinced that he deserves a better job. His eternal tempter, devil Uriah, provokes Petronel by saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls off to the Earth and the scatterbrained angel and his nemesis must go find the apple in the world of people.