December 2-4

December 9-11

December 16-18

December 23-25

January 13-15

Special Screenings

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Perfect Projection

In both Digital and Film

  • The days of studio film print releases have come to an end, because modernity and because efficiency and because, well, it's a lot less expensive. But still, nothing beats the feeling of watching films on film...

  • That's why, in addition to our state-of-the-art digital projection system, we will always maintain the ability to run film prints. Keep an eye out for these special opportunities which grow rarer by the day.

My Internship in Canada

108 minutes, French and Creole, NR

December 2-4 | FRI 2 & 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 3

In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M.P. suddenly finds himself thrust into the parliamentary spotlight, and it’s up to his young Haitian intern to help the hapless backbencher navigate the complexities and pitfalls of Parliament Hill.

Focusing on the last honest man in office – a rural independent MP (Patrick Huard) who finds himself with the deciding vote over whether the country goes to war – Falardeau wrings laughs out of all the expected corners of the Canadian political psyche. (His Stephen Harper stand-in, played by Paul Doucet, is a particular riot, right down to his cat-loving wife and penchant for piano solos.)

Although the film slips into a few questionable ruts of poor taste – one villain’s stutter is played for laughs, while the entire population of Haiti can be viewed as the butt of a good-intentioned but poorly executed democracy-for-dummies joke – the performances are lived-in and the tone is refreshingly light. A genuine crowd-pleaser, no matter what colour that sign on your lawn might be.

Reviews

A political satire with a refreshingly light tone

Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

Blue Jay

80 minutes, NR

December 2-4 | FRI 8:30 | SAT 4 | SUN 12 & 6

Former high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) have been out of touch for more than 20 years - but by sheer coincidence, they run into each other at a grocery store back in their alpine hometown of Crestline, California. Jim’s mother has died and he’s here to put her house on the market. Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister. They get to talking, first over coffee, then over beer and jellybeans.

Before they know it they’re at Jim’s mother’s house, where everything sends them spiraling back into the past. Jim and Amanda’s lives have taken different directions, yet here they are, reconnecting like nothing has changed.

Alex Lehmann’s feature debut is a tender, wise chamber drama about finding yourself adrift in mid-life, longing for something essential that you fear has been lost.

Reviews

Though the film largely trains on the simple, dialogue-fueled interaction of two people, it feels more spectacular than theatrical, showcasing the acting prowess of two master performers feeding on mutual chemistry and performative bravado.

Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly

Coming Through the Rye

97 minutes, PG-13

December 9-11 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 3

Based on the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker’s own true story, 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) wants desperately to be a worldly adolescent. Unhappy at his all-boys boarding school, his life raft is the belief that he will someday play Holden Caulfield—the complex and alienated main character from the iconic novel The Catcher in the Rye—on Broadway and in the movies. He adapts the novel as a play and runs away to the mountains of New Hampshire to search for the book’s reclusive author, JD Salinger (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper). Along the way he is picked up by a local girl, DeeDee Gorlin (Stefania Owen). Their odyssey and the events that follow are a journey into the meanings of friendship, sex, love and loss.

Reviews

Coming Through the Rye may be the closest we’ll ever get cinematically to the novel. And in being so far away from it, it’s close enough.

Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

It’s not a perfect film, but it resonates for anyone who’s ever been touched by a book, movie, painting, or song and had their world shift into something it wasn’t before.

Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

The Brand New Testament

113 minutes, French and German, NR

December 9-11 | FRI 2 & 8:30 | SAT 4 | SUN 12 & 6

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT begins with one simple conceit: God exists! He lives in Brussels and he’s a real bastard, a petty tyrant to his wife and daughter. His son is known well; JC managed to escape his father’s grasp and live among us, getting himself killed in the process. But God has a daughter, too. Ea is ten years old and has had enough of her father using humanity as his playthings. When she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into his computer and leaks to the entire world via text message their inevitable date of death. What follows is Jaco Van Dormael’s witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?

Reviews

No one can accuse co writer/director Jaco Van Dormael of not having a vivid imagination. This sly religious satire will delight anyone who’s ever wondered how God can allow such misery in the world with its ‘All you need is love’ feminist coup.

Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

It ought to be too daft and random for its own good, but Brand New Testament is a book we can believe in. Hallelujah.

Tara Brady, Irish Times

Little Sister

91 minutes, NR

December 16-18 | FRI 2 & 8:30 | SAT 4 | SUN 6

Young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) is avoiding all contact with her family until an email from her mother announces that her brother is home. Upon returning to her childhood home in Asheville, N.C., she finds her old room exactly how she left it - painted black and covered in goth/metal posters.

Although her parents are happy to see her, unease and awkwardness abound, and her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the war in Iraq.

Reviews

Zach Clark goes down dark-comic alleys, but he’s made a transfixing film about a dysfunctional family that looks touchingly and unnervingly like yours and mine.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

It’s a quiet and gentle film, emotional but not manipulatively sentimental.

Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

This fetching little oddball of a movie sneaks its way into your affection by virtue of its sheer originality and keen human observation.

David Noh, Film Journal International

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened...

Documentary, 95 minutes, NR

December 16-18 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 3

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of that show’s creation – and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

Reviews

Best Worst Thing is more than a story about a Broadway show; its most poignant moments examine the thrill of dreams coming true, and the inevitable come down afterwards.

Jude Dry, indieWIRE

Lonny Price, one of the youthful original cast who believed that working with their idols meant they had made it, chronicles the show’s creation in this lovingly assembled documentary.

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

A Man Called Ove

118 minutes, Swedish, PG-13

December 23-25 | FRI 2 & 8:30 | SAT 3 | SUN 3

Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international bestselling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks.

What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

Reviews

Lassgård manages to keep us from completely hating and giving up on him at the beginning of the film - no small trick - and allows us to care for him without engaging in maudlin sentimentality at the end.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Ove is a human Volvo. You wouldn’t think such an ordinary man could carry his own movie, but the Swedish comedy-drama “A Man Called Ove” is a delight, balancing flinty Scandinavian wit with dry-your-eyes sentimentality.

Rob Thomas, Capital Times, Madison, WI

Harry & Snowman

Documentary, 84 minutes, NR

December 23-25 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 12 PM | SUN 12:30 & 6

Harry & Snowman follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse – named Snowman - that he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods and traveling the world together as they became the media darlings of the 1950s and 60s. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that would last a lifetime, as told by 86-year-old Harry firsthand for the very first time.

Accolades

Audience Award, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award, Nantucket Film Festival
Audience Choice Award & Grand Jury Award, Malibu Film Festival
Audience Award, Woods Hole Film Festival

Reviews

In the film, a student of Mr. deLeyer’s recalls some of his advice: “Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow.” “Harry & Snowman” makes you want to do the same.

Helen T. Verongos, New York Times

Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary “Harry & Snowman,” which recounts the inspiring story of an underdog show horse, his tenacious trainer and their rise to fame in the late 1950s.

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

The Eyes of My Mother

Horror, 77 minutes, Portuguese and English, R

January 13-15 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 3

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form.

Accolades

Nomination, Grand Jury Prize, Graveyard Shift Competition- Nashville Film Festival

Reviews

Nicolas Pesce’s impressive, highly original horror fable is the stuff of very beautiful nightmares.

Guy Lodge, Variety

A hauntingly provocative slice of Gothic cinema that sticks with you long after it ends, the film brims with a palpable sense of dread and unease from start to finish.

Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

Rocky Horror Picture Show

100 minutes, R

Saturday, December 3 & 17, 11:00PM

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”