Thursday, Mar. 26 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie
Director: Felix Herngren
Swedish with English subtitles / 114 minutes
Based on the bestselling novel about a centenarian who decides age is no reason to stop living. Desperate to avoid his hundredth
birthday party, Allan (Robert Gustafsson) makes a spur-of-the-moment decision, slips out of his room at a nursing home, and heads to the bus station, launching him on a strange and unforeseen
journey. Allan’s escapades and colourful past — which includes
unwitting entanglements in some of the major events of the
twentieth century — present a charmingly off-kilter version of world history. Quirky and unique this is an engaging tale of a life lived to the fullest.
See the trail here.
Thursday, Mar. 5 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie
Director: Xavier Dolan
Canada / 2014
French with English subtitles / 134 minutes
Winner of nine awards at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards,
including best actor, best actress, best supporting actress, best
director, best original screenplay, and best motion picture.
Although Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) is a volatile troubled
teenager, his mother (Anne Dorval) wants to care for him at home. But she has a messy personal life, and as she tries to manage her son’s mood swings, she’s barely keeping it together. When their shy neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément) takes an interest, a surprising trio develops. Most of the film is shot in a 1:1 screen ratio — a square frame filled with dazzling displays of colour, movement, and focus shifts that intensify the story’s emotion. Funny, heartbreaking, audacious, and inspiring, Mommy is one of the best films of the year.
See the trailer here.