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.