Attention film fans: Look what's coming to Galaxy CinemasWednesday, September 05, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
ALGOMA INTERNATIONAL FILMS
Season 45 – 2012/2013
Great ticket prices: members: $6; membership: $20; non-members: $10
Best deal: annual pass (includes membership and all movies for the whole year): $80
All films are screened on Sundays at 7 p.m at Galaxy Cinemas.
Questions? Contact Mark Stevenson at 705-759-1436 or Marg Hurtubise at 705-253-4434.
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September 9: Intouchables
Directors: Olivier Nakach/Eric Toledano; France 2011; French; 112 minutes
When a paragliding accident leaves him paralyzed from the neck down, Philippe (François Cluzet) requires a caregiver to assist him with his daily physical needs.
He interviews a number of highly qualified candidates, all of whom he rejects in favour of Driss (Omar Sy), a recently released ex-con who applied for the job only to ensure he continues to get welfare payments.
Charmed by Driss' brash self-confidence, the jaded Philippe finds the young man’s lack of pity to be precisely what he wants in a caregiver.
Based on a true story, this simple yet elegant film never loses its sense of humour.
MPAA: Rated R for language and some drug use.
September 30: To Rome with Love
Director: Woody Allen; USA/Italy/Spain 2012; English/Italian; 112 minutes
Set in one of the world's most enchanting cities, To Rome with Love is told in four vignettes.
A young man (Jesse Eisenberg) has fallen in love with his girlfriend’s (Greta Gerwig) flirtatious friend (Ellen Page).
A retired opera director (Woody Allen) discovers a singing mortician and decides to rejuvenate his own career.
An ordinary man (Roberto Benigni) wakes up one morning to find himself Rome’s biggest celebrity.
And a newlywed (Alessandro Tiberi) is forced to pass off a stranger (Penélope Cruz) as his new bride to his relatives.
Exquisitely photographed, this film is rich in humour, culture, and romance.
MPAA: Rated R for some sexual references.
October 14: Moonrise Kingdom
Director: Wes Anderson; USA 2012; English; 94 minutes
Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together, not knowing that a violent storm is brewing.
When a search party led by the local sheriff (Bruce Willis), Suzy’s parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand), and the Khaki scout leader (Edward Norton) is mobilized to deal with this crisis, the peaceful island community is turned upside down.
With Anderson’s unique brand of quirky humour, distinctive visual style, and an iconic soundtrack, this literate and magical film is a treat.
October 21: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Director: Benh Zeitlin; USA 2012; English; 91 minutes
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives in a forgotten bayou community cut off from the rest of the world.
Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe, until a fierce storm changes her reality.
Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
Equal parts mythological, anthropological, folkloric, and apocalyptic, this is a heartfelt portrayal of the bond between a father and daughter.
November 4: Tentatively: Headhunters
Director: Morten Tyldum; Norway 2011; Norwegian; 101 minutes
Norway's most accomplished corporate headhunter, Roger (Aksel Hennie) is living a life of luxury.
But he’s been living well beyond his means and secretly stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.
When his gallery owner wife (Synnøve Macody Lund) introduces him to a former mercenary (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in possession of an extremely valuable painting, he plots to steal it.
But this job uncovers something that could bring his precariously maintained lifestyle crashing down around him.
A wildly entertaining and darkly comic film, it’s doubtful you’ll see a more engaging or timely thriller this year.
MPAA: Rated R for violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content, and nudity.
November 11: Take This Waltz
Director Sarah Polley; Canada 2011; English; 116 minutes
Margot (Michelle Williams) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen).
But when she meets her neighbour, Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate.
Against their better judgement, Margot and Daniel begin spending more and more time together.
Torn between her husband and her attractive new neighbour, Margot finds herself at a crossroads, struggling to choose between two very different types of love. With Polley’s masterful screenplay and direction, and cinematography that captures the vibrancy and excitement of summer romance, this funny and heartwrenching film is unforgettable.
MPAA: Rated R for language, some strong sexual content, and graphic nudity.
Algoma International Films is a member of the TIFF Film Circuit