Jan. 31: Shoplifters

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan 2018
Japanese; 121 minutes
Rating: 14a for some sexuality and nudity

Although they both work, Osamu (Lily Franky) and his wife, Nobuyo (Sakura Ando), struggle to support their family and turn to
shoplifting to supplement their income. When Osamu and his son
Shota (Jyo Kairi) meet Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), a young girl who appears to be homeless, they bring her home for dinner. Noticing signs of abuse, they take her in as one of their own. Despite being forced to break society’s rules in their quest for security, the family provides a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment. But will the
connections in this makeshift family hold up to public scrutiny?

Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s
special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out

A story whose ethical quandaries are presented with equal parts
compassion and toughness.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

A moving meditation on what truly constitutes the meaning of family. Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

Jan. 17: Colette

Thursday, January 17, 2019
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Wash Westmoreland
United Kingdom 2018
English; 112 minutes
Rating: 14a for some sexuality and nudity

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) marries a successful writer known commonly as Willy (Dominic West). Willy relies on ghostwriters to produce his work – spending his time instead on self-indulgent activities, including numerous affairs – and enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. Although he initially dismisses her writing, Willy eventually publishes Colette’s work under his name and it proves to be wildly successful. In her fight over creative
ownership, Colette defies gender roles and societal constraints,
blazing a trail for other women who chooseto live their lives
to the fullest.

Knightley… not only brings to life a woman discovering new desires and needs and finding the strength to act on them, but conveys the inner toil of the writer’s creative process. Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Westmoreland’s Paris is scrumptiously decadent – and seedy – as Colette navigates the city’s eclectic, gossipy social scene.
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered. Peter Debruge, Variety