April

Paterson

Sat. April 1, Sun. April 2 and Mon. April 3 @ 7pm
AND Monday matinee @ 1:30
Adults $8 Students $7 Rated PG
Run time 1hr.58min.

PATERSON starring Adam Driver, is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, NJ. He adheres to a simple routine, writing poetry and observing the city on his route. His wife, Laura, lives in an ever-changing world. Paterson supports her newfound ambitions; Laura champions his secret gift for poetry. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed over one week, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details, in this film directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film channels the history and energy of the City of Paterson.

Director - Jim Jarmusch
Cast - Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Sterling Jerins, Rizwan Manji,
Kara Hayward, Dominic Liriano, Jaden Michael, Jared Gilman, Brian McCarthy, Frank Harts, Luis Da Silva Jr., Johnnie Mae, Trevor Parham, Troy Parham
Producer- Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan, Daniel Baur, Ron Bozman, Jean Labadie, Oliver Simon

Awards
Adam Driver Nominee for the 2017 Gotham Awards for Best Actor
Adam Driver Winner for the 2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Adam Driver Winner for the 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, Joshua Astrachan Co-Nominee for the 2017 Gotham Awards for Best Feature
Jim Jarmusch Nominee for the 2017 Gotham Awards for Best Screenplay

Obit

OBIT..... (an award winning documentary on the art of obituary writing from the New York Times).
Wednesday April 5th... @ 1:30 matinee and 7pm evening screening
ADULTS $10 STUDENTS $8 Run time 94 minutes

Documentary... Cast: Jeff Roth, William Grimes... to name just a few
Producer: Caitlin Mae-Burke, Pamela Tanner Boll, Geralyn Dreyfous

At The New York Times, a particular team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Here, we are introduced to those responsible for crafting these unequaled obituaries. As we are taken through their painstaking process, we learn about the pressures accompanying a career spent shaping the story of a life. At The New York Times, the obituary beat is no career dead-end. Almost immediately the movie clarifies that, at the Times, at least, obituaries are about lives lived: "Maybe a sentence or two will be about the death," says one "obituarist," and that leaves an awful lot of work for a writer on deadline who, as Maraglit Fox puts it, gets around seven hours to master a subject's entire life.
Many stories in the section are no-brainers, of course, and the film looks at how the deaths of historical figures and movie stars are handled. A politician like Ronald Reagan might have several drafts of his life composed by staffers before he dies; in the case of a Michael Jackson, music writer Jon Pareles may get an emergency call to sum up an icon's life on the spot. (As he would do for Prince just days after Obit's premiere.)
Obit editor William McDonald gets to weigh the desires of writers like Bruce Weber and Paul Vitello, who seem often to fall in love with these people they'll never meet; why else would they beg for more space to, for example, write about the man who played bass on Bill Haley's 1954 record "Rock Around the Clock"?
Those writers make for fun company here, however much they claim people avoid them at cocktail parties. But they're sometimes upstaged by seersucker-clad Jeff Roth, an overseer of the paper's vast archive of clippings. Wry about the arcane way things are organized (or not) here, he's an obsessive whose enthusiasm is contagious. On the day he passes from this mortal realm — may it be several decades from now, and may no one use such a hackneyed euphemism — Roth would seem to promise an obituary worth reading.

Director: Vanessa Gould
Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Vanessa Gould

'LIFE CLASSES' a FREE screening

Wednesday Cinema Series Presents.... FREE SCREENING Canadian Film titled 'LIFE CLASSES'
April 19th matinee @ 1:30 and evening 7:00
Celebrating international film day courtesy of TIFF

Nominated for the 1988 Genie Award for Best Motion Picture and selected for official competition at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival, Life Classes is William D. MacGillivray’s affectionate and incredibly moving study of a young Maritime woman who leaves her dull, claustrophobic town for the hazards of the big city.

Mary Cameron (Jacinta Cormier), a young woman from Cape Breton, discovers that she is pregnant by her irresponsible boyfriend and decides to have the child in Halifax. Arriving penniless, she supports herself and her child by working in a department store where she meets Gloria (Frances Knickle), a student at the local art college. To make ends meet, Mary reluctantly begins modelling nude for life drawing classes, but eventually begins to draw herself, turning out a number of highly accomplished self-portraits. In time she learns that her grandmother (played by Evelyn Garborie) is ill and she returns to her hometown to say good-bye.

Gaining confidence with every brushstroke, Mary begins to take control of her life, ending in her giving a one-woman show and performing in an avant-garde, musical-art “happening.” None of this prepares one for the joy of watching Mary grow, or the moment when she turns the canvas on herself, assum­ing the role of the subject.

Life Classes is full of subtle insights and marks MacGillivray as one of the premier Canadian film talents of his time, a man who basks in the quiet truths peculiar to the rhythms of his native Nova Scotia.

May

PERSONAL SHOPPER

Wednesday Cinema Presents... 'Personal Shopper'
Wed. May 3, 2017 Screenings @ 1:30 matinee & 7pm evening
Run time 110m ..... Excellent reviews from all sources!
ADULTS $10 STUDENTS $8

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.