Annual General Meeting – June 23, 2016

The Algoma International Film Association annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 pm. This meeting is open to all current Subscribers, which includes Season’s Pass
holders. The meeting will be held at the Algoma Conservatory of Music, 75 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Season extended for one last movie – Taxi

We were unable to screen TAXI in February and have managed
to extend our season in order to present this film.

Thursday April 28 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Jafar Panahi
Iran 2015
Persian with English subtitles / 82 minutes

Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi drives a taxi through the vibrant streets of Tehran, filming as he picks up and talks with passengers throughout the day. Panahi quietly coaxes his fares to speak to him about their concerns, fears, hopes, and expectations. And the men, women, and children he picks up respond with
candour to the curious and gracious driver/director. Brilliantly
redefining the borders of comedy, drama, and cinema, Taxi presents a spirited and multi-layered mosaic of Iranian society.

Shan he gu ren / Mountains May Depart

Thursday April 21 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
China/France/Japan 2015
Mandarin with English subtitles / 125 minutes

In 1999, small-town dance instructor Shen Tao (Zhao Tao) spurns the shy, introverted labourer Liangzi (Liang Jindong) to marry the slick entrepreneur Zhang (Zhang Yi) and when they have a son, Zhang names him Dollar. The effects of this focus on Western-style wealth are seen in 2025, when Dollar (Zijian Dong) is struggling to relearn his mother tongue with the help of a college professor
(Sylvia Chang) who embodies the culture, life, and love he has never truly known. Lyrical, moving, and dazzlingly ambitious, Mountains May Depart is a prescient chronicle of China’s path to the future.

Hrútar / Rams

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

Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Iceland 2015
Icelandic with English subtitles / 93 minutes

Neighbouring farmers, Gummi (Sigurdur Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) have not spoken to one another in forty years. After once again losing the valley’s annual competition for best ram to Kiddi, the stern and solitary Gummi begins to notice symptoms of a lethal and highly contagious disease in his neighbour’s flock. As
authorities arrive and decree drastic measures, the two men resist this incursion, each in his own way. Driven by the stellar
performances of its two leads, Rams masterfully mixes comedy and heartbreak in its portrait of an ancient and endangered way of life.

My Internship In Canada / Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre

Thursday Mar. 31 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Canada 2015
French, English, and Creole with English subtitles / 108 minutes

A minority government trying to pass a bill to go to war suffers a
setback when one of their MPs falls ill – leaving the key vote in the
hands of independent MP Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard). Subjected
to a tug of war at home between his wife (Suzanne Clément) and daughter (Clémence Dufresne-Deslières), and beset on all sides, Guibord is unable to decide. Salvation arrives in the form of his bright new intern Souverain (Irdens Exantus), a student from Haiti. A satirical look at Canadian politics, My Internship in Canada is a
witty and incisive portrait of wheeling and dealing in Ottawa.

The Lady in the Van

Thursday Mar. 10 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Nicholas Hytner
United Kingdom 2015
English / 104 minutes

Despite his private nature, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) takes pity on an elderly homeless woman and agrees to let her park her van on his property for three months. It seems Miss Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith), an ornery woman who claims to take advice from the Virgin Mary, piques Bennett’s curiosity. While the
questions around her are many, Bennett has plenty of time to
discover the answers, as the original three-month stay stretches into 15 years. A playful, inventive, and relentlessly funny film, this
“mostly true” story reminds us of the value of taking a chance on strangers.

Les êtres chers / Our Loved Ones

Thursday Feb. 25 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Presented in partnership with Shadows of the Mind Film Festival

Tickets available in advance from the Shadows of the Mind
Film Festival box office (hours) or at the Galaxy Cinemas entrance after 6:00 pm the day of the screening. Tickets are free for season’s pass-holders, $6 for subscribers, and $13 for non-subscribers.

Director: Anne Émond
Canada 2015
French with English subtitles / 102 minutes

Protected by his siblings from the truth about his father’s suicide, David (Maxim Gaudette) has grown into a loving husband and father of two. But as the years go by, David begins to struggle with a
melancholia that gradually threatens to engulf him. His daughter Laurence (Karelle Tremblay) sees that she’ll need to reckon with her emotional inheritance if she is to break this destructive cycle.
Spanning three generations, and taking us from Quebec to
Barcelona, Our Loved Ones is both epic and insightful, portraying the heartbreaks and the joys of the family with sincerity and grace.

 

45 YEARS

Thursday Feb. 18 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Andrew Haigh
United Kingdom 2015
English/ 94 minutes

After forty five years of marriage, Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) enjoy a quiet retirement. When Geoff learns that the body of an old girlfriend has been discovered where she fell on their hiking trip nearly fifty years earlier, hidden tensions begin to emerge between the couple. As Geoff is drawn back into the past, Kate becomes consumed by jealousy yet remains outwardly composed as she plans their upcoming wedding
anniversary. A powerful film that builds slowly and naturally to its poignant finale, 45 Years encompasses a lifetime of emotion in a mere ninety minutes.

TAXI – RESCHEDULED

Originally scheduled for Thursday Feb. 4,
TAXI has been rescheduled for Thursday April 28 
7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Jafar Panahi
Iran 2015
Persian with English subtitles / 82 minutes

Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi drives a taxi through the vibrant streets of Tehran, filming as he picks up and talks with passengers throughout the day. Panahi quietly coaxes his fares to speak to him about their concerns, fears, hopes, and expectations. And the men, women, and children he picks up respond with
candour to the curious and gracious driver/director. Brilliantly
redefining the borders of comedy, drama, and cinema, Taxi presents a spirited and multi-layered mosaic of Iranian society.

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Thursday Jan. 28 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Kent Jones
USA/France 2015
English/French with English subtitles / 80 minutes

In 1962, François Truffaut conducted a week-long interview
with Alfred Hitchcock. The resulting book, Hitchcock/Truffaut,
remains one of the most influential cinema publications ever
written. This documentary deepens the legacy of the project,
bringing in contemporary directors to discuss both Truffaut’s book and  Hitchcock’s films. Blending insights from such luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and David Fincher with the original  audio recordings of Hitchcock and Truffaut’s interviews
and a generous helping of film clips, this is a fascinating dialogue across generations.