THE TRIP TO ITALY

Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 7 pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director:  Michael Winterbottom
UK / Italy, 2014
English, 108 mins.

Last seen together touring the culinary circuit of Northern England’s Lake District, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for seconds in this much-anticipated sequel. Partly retracing the steps of the great Romantic poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, the pals pile in to a quintessentially Italian Mini and take off along the glorious Italian coastline. Between bites of succulent seafood and mounds of pasta, these gifted mimics offer a repertoire of wickedly and hilariously accurate celebrity impersonations. A savoury mixture of character comedy, spectacular landscapes, and beautiful food, The Trip to Italy is marvellous, witty fun.

See the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtlEQ6y8Rp8

CALVARY

Thursday, Oct. 16 @ 7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: John Michael McDonagh
Ireland/UK   2014
English  100 mins.

This darkly funny and powerfully moving mystery set in a sleepy village in Ireland focuses on local parish priest Father James (Brendan Gleeson) who receives a death threat from one of his parishioners during confession. One by one, the assorted villagers (and potential suspects) tell their variously unhappy stories. In each encounter, the benevolent priest patiently argues for the value of the Church – and faith in general – in a society increasingly skeptical of this seemingly archaic institution. Featuring lively performances, spectacular scenery, and crackling dialogue, Calvary is a must-see for believers and agnostics alike.

See the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM5rq_vX4U

BOYHOOD

Thursday, Oct.9 @ 7pm / Galaxy Cinemas/Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Richard Linklater
USA 2014
English/163 mins.

A coming-of-age epic of unparalleled depth and scope, this understated drama was shot chronologically, at regular intervals over a twelve-year period; as the story progresses, the actors age and mature along with their characters.  Mason (Ellar Coltrane) grows up before our eyes from the age of five to eighteen, and along with him we experience the formative moments of his life as well as the seemingly inconsequential ones.  The  result is a moving series of vignettes that add up to a lifetime.  Brilliantly blurring lines between life and art, BOYHOOD is extrordinary, touching and sincere.

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter:  “A unique work in American cinema, shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years,  BOYHOOD is an epic about the ordinary: growing up, the banality of family life, and forging an identity…never has the long arc of the journey from childhood to COLLEGE been portrayed as cohesively and convincingly as Richard Linklater has done in a film that can be plain on a moment-to-moment basis but is something quite special in its entirety…”

IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1065073/?ref_=nv_sr_1
See the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-mbHXyWX4