Gabrielle

Director: Louise Archambault
Canada 2013;
French; 104 min.

March 2nd @ 7pm  – Galaxy Theatre

A developmentally challenged young woman living in a group home, Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. She has found love with Martin (Alexandre Landry), a fellow member of her choir, and they want to explore their feelings for one another physically but are not allowed. Convinced that living alone will allow her to have the intimate relationship she so desperately craves, Gabrielle tries valiantly to prove she can be independent. This is a captivating and deeply affecting film about difference, dignity, and love.

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David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews:  “An endearing and engaging little drama that benefits substantially from Marion-Rivard’s captivating turn as the central character.”

T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette:  “On the surface, it’s a simple love story: girl meets boy, girl likes boy, girl kisses boy. But Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle is much more… a deeply affecting tale of difference, dignity and the healing power of song.”

Liam Lacey, Globe & Mail:  “Instead of a message movie, Gabrielle is a romance and an unusual kind of musical that seamlessly integrates special needs actors with the other cast members.”

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3106846/

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/GabrielleLeFilm


Inside Llewyan Davis February 9th

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
USA 2013
English; 105 min.

February 9th @ 7:00pm  –  Galaxy Cinema

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, this humorous, heartfelt, and bittersweet ode to squandered opportunities, thwarted ambition, and unsung genius recounts a week in the life of fictional folk musician Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) in early 1960s New York. Despite his extraordinary talent, Llewyn just can’t catch a break. Desperately low on money, he tramps the streets of New York, guitar in hand, playing only the tiniest of gigs. With his music career stalled, Llewyn has reached a crossroads and is unsure whether to continue in a world that doesn’t seem ready for what his songs have to say. Brilliantly written and directed, Inside Llewyn Davis shows the Coen Brothers at the top of their game.


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