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.