Movies

INCREDIBLES 2 Fri-Thurs (Aug 10-16) 7:30pm plus Sun/Wed (Aug 12/15) 2pm

Genre: Action/Adventure/Animated/Family
Runtime: 127 min
Rated: PG with violence

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Brad Bird

Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again–which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.


ANT-MAN & THE WASP Fri-Thurs (Aug 17-23) 7:30pm plus Sun/Wed (Aug 19/22) 2pm

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci fi  
Runtime: 1 hr 58 min
Rated: PG with violence and coarse language
Trailer: Ant Man and the Wasp

Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña
Director: Peyton Reed

Synopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.


A FANTASTIC WOMAN (SC Film Society) Sat (Sept 8) 2pm

Chile 2017, 100 min., drama  
Director:  Sebastián Lelio
Spanish with English subtitles
Trailer:https://youtu.be/PJHex4ZitgA

Winner of a 2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as 26 other awards, this film is a dazzling, poetic, compelling tale of a transgender woman, part waitress, part singer, impacted by the sudden death of her cherished male lover. Their unconventional relationship, his family’s denial of her right to mourn him, questions about her potential involvement in his death, unexpected hatred and intolerance, her attempts to cope… all combine to make this a powerful and moving experience.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.ca


KONELINE (SC Film Soc) Sun (Sept 16) 2pm

SPECIAL EVENT  
Introduction by Director Nettie Wild and Q&A following the film.

Canada 2016, 96 min., documentary
Director:  Nettie Wild
Trailer: KONELINE

Synopsis: A sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change.

An art film with politics, drama, and humour, KONELĪNE does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. It is a bold experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.ca


FACES PLACES (SC Film Soc) Sat (Sept 22) 2pm

France 2017, 94 min., documentary  
Directors:  JR, Agnès Varda
French with English subtitles
Trailer: Faces Places

In this winner of 34 awards, including two at Cannes, legendary director Agnes Vardi teams up with photographer, JR, in a documentary road movie that celebrates life and art. An odd couple, she the matron now eighty-nine and he the thirty-year-old hipster, bring their visions to explore the faces and places that are Southern France. The warmth they share is funny, genuine and infectious. We are thoroughly beguiled along the way.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.ca

 


THE BOOKSHOP (SC Film Soc) Sat (Oct 27) 2pm

UK 2017, 113 min., drama 
Director:  Isabel Coixet
Trailer: The Bookshop

Based on Patricia Clarkson’s 1978 Booker Prize nominated novel, the story follows a young widow’s struggle to bring a bit of culture to a 1950’s English village. Her plan is to turn a grand old house into the town’s first bookstore.

The local Grand Dame however has other ideas, which soon turn the village into a political minefield. Battle-lines are drawn between small-mindedness and the winds of change. Lovers of books and admirers of determination will embrace this enchanting film.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.ca

 


BOMBSHELL: HEDY LAMARR STORY (SC Film Soc) Sat (Nov 10) 2pm

USA 2017, 88 min., documentary/biography 
Director:  Alexandra Dean
Trailer: Bombshell

Synopsis: Few people probably remember Hedy Lamarr, although back in the day she was every bit as beautiful and talented as Elizabeth Taylor. But she had one additional asset, she was brilliant. At the beginning of WWII she co-invented a radio guidance system which would eventually play a role in future bluetooth and wifi technologies.

Heard through recently discovered audio tapes, Lamarr comes across a determined feminist who did nothing by half, whether it was escaping Nazi repression or tasking Howard Hughes’ engineers.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.ca

 


I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (SC Film Soc) Sat (Nov 24) 2pm

USA 2016, 93 min., documentary 
Director:  Raoul Peck
Trailer: I Am Not Your Negro

This 2016 documentary film is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary among many other international awards.

Tickets are $5 for regular films, $8 for special events. If you are not an annual member, add $4 for a Single Event Membership.

For more info, please go to scfs.


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