Wednesday Cinema Presents... 'Personal Shopper'
Wed. May 3, 2017 Screenings @ 1:30 matinee & 7pm evening
Run time 110m ..... Excellent reviews from all sources!
ADULTS $8 STUDENTS $7
Director: Olivier Assayas.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Pascal Rambert, Nora von Waldstätten, Audrey Bonnet, Hammou Graïa, Benjamin Biolay
Producer: Charles Gillibert, Artemio Benki, Fabian Gasmia .... Writer: Olivier Assayas
At Cannes 2016, French filmmaker Olivier Assayas won Best Director for Personal Shopper, a scary, supernatural thriller starring Kristen Stewart as an American living in Paris and trying to connect with her twin brother who recently died. This marks Stewart’s second outing with Assayas, following Clouds of Sils Maria. Maureen (Stewart) is a personal shopper who scoots around upscale Paris – with a side trip to London – buying pricey couture fashions for her celebrity client (Nora von Waldstätten ). Maureen also moonlights as a medium who relates to the likes of writer Victor Hugo and artist Hilma af Klint, both of whom communed with the beyond. Trying to receive any sort of sign from her brother, Maureen pays a visit to a dark mansion in the woods. Is that a ghost in the corner? Then she begins receiving mysterious phone texts. Maureen is a personal shopper who serves wealthy clients in major cities, buying clothes and accessories, and taking care of some tasks. She lives in Paris but travels to London and other cities. Her fraternal twin and brother has recently died; they both had a similar genetic heart problem. The two siblings believed they had connections to the spirit world, her brother more than she. In the opening passages, Maureen stays over at her late brother's house, hoping he will reach her beyond death. His partner Lara wants to sell the house, and buyers want to know it is free of unhappy spirits. The film suggests what she sees and reacts to, including a series of knowing texts received even while she is on a train to and during her time in London, from "Unknown". She believes she is in touch with ghosts.
Fri., May 5 @ 7pm
Sat., May 6 @ 7pm
NO SHOW SUNDAY (Corb Lund in playing)
Mon. May 8 @ 1:30 matinee and 7pm evening
RUN TIME 115m *** Rating F
Adults $8 Students $7
Starring Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Billy MacLellan
Director - Aisling Welsh Written by. Sherry White
Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.
Maud Lewis is among the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she spent her early life dismissed for what was presumed to be her limited ability. But Lewis' colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as one of our country's premier folk artists. Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke (also appearing at the Festival in The Magnificent Seven), this moving film explores Lewis' life in all its heartbreak and triumph.
Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, 1937. Maud Dowley (Hawkins) is stuck living with her unsympathetic aunt. Desperate to break away, she responds to a local fish peddler's call for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis (Hawke) is disagreeable and initially cruel to Maudie, but the two quickly acknowledge that each is in their own way a social outcast. They need and understand each other. Within weeks, they marry.
One day a summer resident comes calling. She's a New Yorker, wears alluring clothing and talks like Katharine Hepburn. She sees something in Maudie's paintings and commissions one. Suddenly Maudie's pastime is recognized as having real value. People come from far and wide. Eventually her work will hang in the White House.
Cinematographer Guy Godfree fills Maudie with majestic images of maritime landscape and light, while director Aisling Walsh focuses on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads.
Though set in the past, Maudie speaks to the present in many ways — this is, after all, a tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce. But it is also a story of the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.
The Lost City of Z
Fri. May 12 @ 7pm
Sat. May 13 @ 7pm
Sun. May 14 @ 7pm
Mon. May 15 Matinee @ 1:30 - Evening @ 7pm
Adults $8 Students $7 - Rating 13 PG - run time 141min
Starring: Charlie Hunnam,, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson
The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
A Quiet Passion
Wednesday Cinema Series presents... A QUIET PASSION
Wed. May 17th at 1:30 and 7:00pm
Adults $8 *** run time 2h 05min
Director Terence Davies
Cast Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Catherine Bailey
Unconventional, yet iconic - Emily Dickinson was truly a woman before her time. Deeply tormented by gender disparities and her own feelings of insecurity,
the American poet fought eternally to find her place in life, withdrawing entirely from social life after a crisis of faith. Through her beautiful, poetic work,
Emily (Cynthia Nixon) narrates her adult life in Massachusetts, taking the audience on an emotional journey.
Fate of the Furious
Fri. May 19 @ 7pm
Sat. May 20 @ 7pm
Sun. May 21 @ 7pm
Mon. May 22 ... Matinee @ 1:30 and Evening @ 7pm
Adults $8 Students $7 Rated 13 PG - Run time 2 h16 m
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (based on characters created by)
Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson
Mr Gaga... a true story of love
Wednesday Cinema Series presents.... Mr.Gaga: A True Story of Love
Wed. May 31 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm Adults $8
Director- Tomer Heymann
Cast - Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Eliav Naharin, Judith Brin Ingber, Gina Buntz, Naomi Bloch Fortis, Sylvia Waters, Sonia D'Orleans Juste,
David Tichnell, Carl House, Reggie Wilson, Ani Udovicki, Yossi Yungman, Tami Lotan, Avi Belleli, Yair Tamir, Eldad Mannheim, Shuki Weiss, Arnon Zlotnick, Natalie Portman
Producer- Barak Heymann, Diana Holtzberg
Writer - Tomer Heymann
Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.
Tomer Heymann Winner for the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival for Documentary Spotlight Audience Award