Thursday Mar. 9 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Persian with English subtitles / 125 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody
After an unfriendly visit leads to an eruption of violence, things turn strange and tense between a husband and wife. Feeling vengeful and confused, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) plays detective, while rattled Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) gives him mysteriously mixed signals. Meanwhile, the two are performing in an amateur production of Death of a Salesman, and their onstage roles begin to resonate with their fractured lives in beguiling ways. Farhadi’s control is evident as he draws us in, turns the screws, and leaves us breathless in this work of slow-burning suspense.
Hosseini and Alidoosti are superb, with rich internal lives that give depth to their characters’ actions – and these characters are indeed active.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Using handheld camera and a minimum of dialogue and music, Farhadi turns the mundane into the momentous.Peter Howell, Toronto Star
It’s clear by now the Iranian director is something of a master, from whom every narrative filmmaker should take a crash course in complex and resonant storytelling.Michael Atkinson, In These Times
Along with our regular draws of two free tickets to any AIF film screened during the season, this week there will be a draw
for a free pass to the Soo Film Festival taking place this weekend (Sept. 16-18) in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Be sure to arrive before the 7:00 draw, and keep your ticket stub
until after all the draws have been won.
The Algoma International Film Association annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 pm. This meeting is open to all current Subscribers, which includes Season’s Pass
holders. The meeting will be held at the Algoma Conservatory of Music, 75 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
We were unable to screen TAXIin February and have managed
to extend our season in order to present this film.
Thursday April 28 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie
Director: Jafar Panahi
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.
The newest and best films here in Sault Ste. Marie