THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 @ 7:00 PM / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Damián Szifrón
Argentina/Spain 2014
Spanish with English subtitles / 122 minutes

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards, Wild Tales is a compendium of outrageously bizarre stories, each more shocking and hilarious than the last. This jet black
comedy contains six short films, unlinked by narrative but unified by violence that simmers on the cusp of explosion. More than a series of stories about frustrated characters on the verge, Wild Tales is also a portrait of contemporary Argentina. By breaking down taboos and allowing its characters to lose control, this film provides a cathartic release that provokes double-over-in-your-seat laughter.

See the trailer here.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 @ 7:00 PM / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Brett Haley
USA 2015
English / 92 minutes

A long-time widow and empty-nester, Carol Petersen (Blythe
Danner) enjoys a pleasantly placid routine. But when her beloved dog has to be put down, she’s confronted with the loneliness at the core of her seemingly comfortable life. With the help of her best friends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place) Carol
decides to embrace the world, developing a friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). This funny, vibrant, and heartfelt film reminds us that life can begin anew at any age.

See the trailer here.


NOV. 5            TBD
NOV. 12          99 HOMES / USA

LEVIATHAN – rescheduled

Rescheduled for:
Thursday, May 7 @ 7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Due to problems with the print on April 9, Leviathan has been rescheduled for May 7. Tickets from April 9 will be honoured.


Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Russia 2014
Russian with English subtitles / 140 minutes

There comes a time in the life of every man when he must stand up for his sense of justice, no matter how powerful his adversary. Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov) lives with his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) in Northern Russia in a small fishing town on the stunning Barents Sea. The town’s corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madyanov) is determined to take away Kolya’s business, his house, and his land. The Russian Federation’s 2015 Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language film, Leviathan is a dark portrait of political and spiritual corruption.

See the trailer here.


Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: François Girard
USA 2014
English / 109 minutes

Stet (Garrett Wareing) is an angry eleven-year-old who can sing like an angel. When his mother is killed in a car accident, he’s sent to the country’s most prestigious music school for boys where he struggles to fit in. No one expects this rebellious loner to excel, least of all the school’s relentlessly tough choirmaster (Dustin Hoffman), who is forced into a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical talent. The story of a gifted youngster who must struggle against the odds to find his voice, Boychoir shows that there is brilliance in everyone if only they’re given the chance to shine.

See the trailer here.


Thursday, Mar. 26 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Felix Herngren
Sweden 2013
Swedish with English subtitles / 114 minutes

Based on the bestselling novel about a centenarian who decides age is no reason to stop living. Desperate to avoid his hundredth
birthday party, Allan (Robert Gustafsson) makes a spur-of-the-moment decision, slips out of his room at a nursing home, and heads to the bus station, launching him on a strange and unforeseen
journey. Allan’s escapades and colourful past — which includes
unwitting entanglements in some of the major events of the
twentieth century — present a charmingly off-kilter version of world history. Quirky and unique this is an engaging tale of a life lived to the fullest.

See the trail here.


Thursday, Mar. 5 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Xavier Dolan
Canada / 2014
French with English subtitles / 134 minutes

Winner of nine awards at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards,
including best actor, best actress, best supporting actress, best
director, best original screenplay, and best motion picture.

Although Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) is a volatile troubled
teenager, his mother (Anne Dorval) wants to care for him at home. But she has a messy personal life, and as she tries to manage her son’s mood swings, she’s barely keeping it together. When their shy neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément) takes an interest, a surprising trio develops. Most of the film is shot in a 1:1 screen ratio — a square frame filled with dazzling displays of colour, movement, and focus shifts that intensify the story’s emotion. Funny, heartbreaking, audacious, and inspiring, Mommy is one of the best films of the year.

See the trailer here.


Thursday, Feb. 26 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Directors: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Belgium/France / 2014
French with English subtitles / 95 minutes

Sandra (Marion Cotillard) loses her job, but she can get it back if her co-workers at the factory will choose for her to return rather than for a bonus payment to themselves. She has one weekend to
convince her 16 teammates to vote in her favour. The story
envelopes us in Sandra’s world, through long takes and hand-held shots, putting a human face on Europe’s economic crisis. Despite the high stakes and mounting tension, we’re reminded that — whether it’s enjoying an ice cream in the park, or the simple act of listening to others — there’s much that can be savoured in two days and one night.

See the trailer here.

Presented in partnership with Shadows of the Mind Film Festival.


Thursday, Feb. 5 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Canada / 2014
French with English subtitles / 93 minutes

At 22, Nicole (Julianne Côté) is adrift, working a dead-end job in her small hometown and lazing away her summer evenings with her best pal (Catherine St-Laurent). But when her brother (Marc-André
Grodin) unexpectedly returns with his bandmates in tow it becomes clear that something has to change. Displaying his trademark
absurdist humour and sense of ennui, Lafleur brilliantly captures that stage where the fading attachments of childhood seem far more appealing than the sterility of the grown-up world. Shot in luminous black and white, this is an affecting, eccentric, and funny coming-of-age film.

See the trailer here.


Thursday, Jan.29 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Ira Sachs
USA/France/ 2014
English/ 98 minutes

In this captivating modern-day love story, painter Ben (John Lithgow) and Catholic school choir director George (Alfred Molina) have been partners for nearly four decades. But when the couple get married under new US same-sex marriage laws, George is let go from the teaching post he’s held for years and the pair has to uproot their lives. Lithgow and Molina are noteperfect in this intimate drama by one of the most perceptive and personal directors working in American cinema. A thoughtful, heartbreaking, and beautifully realized ode to love, family, and both the struggles and rewards of age.

See the trailer here.