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Director: Martin Scorsese

Silence

Silence

SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo‘s 1966 acclaimed novel to life (‘the passion of Martin Scorsese’).

“Scorsese doesn’t glorify martyrdom, and he doesn’t even hate the killers. He makes death as blunt and dull and useless as a snapped pencil. The point is that there is no point.” (MTV)

“Even the film’s horrors have a savage, artful beauty, like modern-day movie paintings of Christian martyrs rendered on the big screen.” (Parade Magazine)

“SILENCE is Scorsese’s most expansive historical canvas, but in the tightness with which it plots these torturing relationships that might lead to enlightenment it is his most hermetic, secretively enclosed.” (Sight and Sound)

“How you read it may depend in a large part on your own faith in a higher power, whether that be a Creator of everything, or merely the director of this film. If for no more than two hours and 20 minutes, Scorsese may make a believer of you.” (The National Post)

Saturday, April 15
Doors 5:15 pm | Movie 5:45 pm

Single tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors OK! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

SILENCE (Martin Scorsese, 2016 / 161 mins / 18A) Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

 

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