Film Kicks

Film Kicks

Thanks to our Film Kicks volunteer group for curating the film selections and hosting the film nights!
Golden Cinema. Shows at 7:30pm.
Advance tickets can now be purchased at AGOG.
At the cinema, cash only, please.
Adult Member $10, Student $5, Non-Member $12 + GST

 

Winter & Spring Film Line-up

 

Thursday Jan 10, 2019

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Julian Schnabel’s biopic frames the last years of the artist’s troubled life admirably, highlighting his fiercely painful friendship with Gauguin. Schnabel has made a heartfelt if straightforwardly reverent film about the last years in the life of van Gogh – acted by Willem Dafoe with all the integrity and unselfconscious ease that you would expect from this great actor.

It is a film that strives to capture the ecstatic presentness, the immersion in the moment and the blazing, almost athletic certainty with which Van Gogh painted. This is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

FINDING YOUR FEET

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Maleficent, Vera Drake) discovers that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones’ Baby). The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment.

“Comfort food for the young at heart, Richard Loncraine’s “Finding Your Feet” is as cozy as old slippers and as familiar as the British character actors who populate its London locations.” NY Times

 

 

Thursday Feb 7, 2019

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honours the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. [Rotten Tomatoes]

Thursday March 14, 2019

THROUGH BACK SPRUCE

Through Black Spruce is a 2018 Canadian drama film directed by Don McKellar. An adaptation of Joseph Boyden’s novel Through Black Spruce, the film stars Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, Tanaya Beatty and Roseanne Supernault. The film was shot primarily in Moosonee, Ontario.The disappearance of a young Cree woman named Suzanne Bird triggers events in two worlds: the remote Northern Ontario town she fled years ago, and the big city where she became a successful model. Up north, her uncle WILL clashes with a local drug dealer who’s looking for Suzanne, and believes Will knows her whereabouts. Meanwhile, her fiercely independent twin sister ANNIE travels to Toronto to retrace her sibling’s footsteps… and finds herself drawn into the seductively glamorous life Suzanne left behind.

Thursday April 4, 2019

WOMAN AT WAR

Benedikt Erlingsson’s second feature is a cross between heartwarming comedy and ecoterrorist suspense. Halla, a music teacher waging a relentless battle against the local aluminum industry, finds her political convictions called into question when her plans to adopt a little girl start coming together. Employing delightfully off-the-wall musical interludes and taking full advantage of Iceland’s magnificent landscapes, Woman At War is grounded in the impeccable performance of Halldora Geirharosdottir, adroitly shifting between the main character and her mysterious twin sister Asa.

 

 

Fall Season 2018

Thursday Oct. 18, 2018

THE WIFE

Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons

 

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman – and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman – many of us already do and don’t even realise it. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation. [IMDb]

UK/SWEDEN/USA, 2017
English
100 minutes

Thursday Nov. 15, 2018

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill

 

John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) -Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar (R) nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star. [Rotten Tomatoes]

USA, 2018
English
113 minutes

Thursday Nov. 29, 2018

COLETTE

 

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland. [IMDb]

USA/UK/HUNGARY, 2018
English
111 minutes

Thursday Jan 10, 2019

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Julian Schnabel’s biopic frames the last years of the artist’s troubled life admirably, highlighting his fiercely painful friendship with Gauguin. Schnabel has made a heartfelt if straightforwardly reverent film about the last years in the life of van Gogh – acted by Willem Dafoe with all the integrity and unselfconscious ease that you would expect from this great actor.

It is a film that strives to capture the ecstatic presentness, the immersion in the moment and the blazing, almost athletic certainty with which Van Gogh painted. This is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

FINDING YOUR FEET

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Maleficent, Vera Drake) discovers that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones’ Baby). The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment.

“Comfort food for the young at heart, Richard Loncraine’s “Finding Your Feet” is as cozy as old slippers and as familiar as the British character actors who populate its London locations.” NY Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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