Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Ramin Bahrani
USA 2014
English / 112 minutes

During the US housing market meltdown, Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his home
despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets by real estate shark Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), Dennis is offered a deal with the devil – he can join Carver’s crew to earn back his home. Unable to resist, Dennis enters a world of shady transactions where the losses of the many are the gain of a few. A compassionate portrait of a man who has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American
crisis, this provocative character study explores the ethical dilemma at the heart of man’s struggle to reach higher – by whatever means

See the trailer here.


Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Martin Bourboulon
France/Belgium 2015
French with English subtitles / 85 minutes

Success is everything to Florence (Marina Foïs) and Vincent
(Laurent Lafitte) Leroy, be it in their careers, their marriage, or their
children. And it goes without saying that they’ll also be successful in
divorce. But when they both receive the promotions they’ve always dreamed of, everything changes. In their bid for success, each of the former model parents will stop at nothing to make sure that they will not be the one to end up with custody of their three children. A decidedly unconventional take on custody battles, Papa ou Maman is full of fun and mayhem.


Thursday Oct. 22 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Christian Petzold
Germany 2014
German with English subtitles / 98 minutes

A concentration camp survivor unrecognizable after facial
reconstruction surgery, Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) is fixated on the memories of her former life. She returns to Berlin to fulfill the dream that sustained her throughout her imprisonment: reuniting with her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld). But even as she scours the
ravaged city to find him, Nelly is haunted by rumours that it was Johnny himself who betrayed her to the Nazis. Featuring impeccable art direction, a faultless score, and powerhouse performances in the leading roles, Phoenix is one of the most thrilling and engrossing
dramas of the year.

See the trailer here.


Thursday Oct. 8 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Directors: Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
France/Brazil/Italy 2014
French/Portuguese/English / 110 minutes

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling the four corners of the earth as a witness to the human condition. He has photographed some of the major events of our
recent history – international conflicts, starvation, and exodus – capturing images that convey what words cannot. He is now
embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, wild fauna and flora, and grandiose landscapes, as part of a huge photographic
project celebrating the planet’s beauty. Nominated for Best
Documentary at the Academy Awards, The Salt of the Earth is filled with haunting images.

See the trailer here.


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.