A STAR IS BORN Fri-Thu (Oct 19-25) 7:30pm plus Sat/Sun/Tue/Wed (Oct 20/21/23/24) 2pm

Genre:  Drama
Runtime: 136 minutes
Rating: 14A with coarse language
Stars:  Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Director: Bradley Cooper
Synopsis: In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

VENOM Fri-Thu (Oct 26-Nov 1) 7:30pm plus Wed (Oct 31) 2pm

Genre:  Action Adventure, Sci Fi
Runtime:  112 minutes
Rating:  PG with violence, coarse language and may frighten young children
Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Synopsis: Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego: Venom. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organisation looking for a symbiote of their own.

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

 

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PHILIPPE SLY, baritone, & Michael McMahon, piano (CRS) – Sun (Oct 28) 2:30pm

A performance of Franz Schubert’s great  song-cycle Die Winterreise.

“a voice of extraordinary beauty”
Since winning major prizes at the Concours musical international de Montreal and Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, Philippe Sly has  performed leading roles with l’Opéra de Paris (Cosi fan Tutte) and the Aix Festival (Don Giovanni). Recently he sang in Berlioz’s Les Troyens with the Strasbourg Philharmonic and John Nelson; Bach’sSt. Matthew Passion with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano.

“one of Canada’s finest collaborative pianists”
Michael McMahon has performed with many of Canada’s greatest singers, including Maureen Forrester, Karina Gauvin, and Gordon Bintner, earning him the reputation of being a “luxury partner.” Associate professor at McGill University, he leads the Song Interpretation class and teaches English and German diction for singers. Several of McMahon’s recordings have been nominated for JUNO awards. Many of the singers and pianists that he has coached work in major opera houses around the world.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns  CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Fri-Thurs (Nov 2-8) 7:30pm plus Sun/Wed (Nov 4/7) 2pm

Genre:  Drama  
Rated: PG with coarse language
Runtime: 135 min
Trailer: Bohemian Rhapsody

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Director: Bryan Singer

Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.


Saint-Saens SAMSON ET DALILA (Met Opera) Sat (Nov 10) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION/FIRST TIME IN HD   
Composer: Camille Saint-Saën
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Darko Tresnjak
Language: Sung in French with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 4 min, approx.

Cast: Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elena Garanca), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elena Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

 

 

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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

 

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Theatre from London) – Sun (Nov 11) 2pm

OSCAR WILDE

Genre: Comedy/Stage  
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 min approx
Rated: PG

Stars: Edward Fox, Freddie Fox, Frances Barber, Sally Bretton, Nathaniel Parker, Susan Hampshire
Director: Jonathan Church

Synopsis: A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

All National Theatre tickets are $15 each and are available at the box office on the day of the show.


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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LAURENCE KAYALEH, violin, & Michelle Mares, piano (CRS) – Sun (Nov 25) 2:30pm

 

“a noble essence”  
Laurence Kayaleh is an artist of deep musical insight. She possesses the impeccable technique and innate musicality of the grand tradition of violin playing. Her career has taken her to prestigious music centers internationally, including Paris, Prague, Moscow, Brussels and Geneva. She has been the soloist with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and Geneva’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Laurence Kayaleh performs on a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri violin, which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.

“insightful and expressive”
Michelle Mares is a native of Vancouver, amassed significant performing experience from an early age as a child prodigy. She received her performance degree from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and later studied with Alfred Brendel and György Kurtág who had great influence on her as a musician. She has led an active performing career in both Canada and Europe spanning the entire repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually every major orchestra in Canada as a soloist.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns  CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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