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Genre: History

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

“Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” Join us on Sunday, July 14 for a Bastille Day screening of Sofia Coppola’s luscious, cream-puff period piece MARIE ANTOINETTE, starring Kirsten Dunst in a pitch-perfect performance about the life of the infamous Queen of France. Released in 2006, this lavish re-telling is notable for being the… Continue Reading

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

We are tipping our hat to an undisputed icon of Italian cinema, the controversial late auteur Bernardo Bertolucci, with a screening of his lush, challenging, multilayered epic period drama THE LAST EMPEROR – a film that won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated. The power and scope of the… Continue Reading

The Favourite

The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant… Continue Reading

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

This inspiring look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins is a cinematic space event fifty years in the making. Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, APOLLO 11 features never-before-seen, large-format and artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring… Continue Reading

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Directed by Mimi Leder, ON THE BASIS OF SEX tells the inspiring and spirited story of young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth (Felicity Jones) takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie… Continue Reading

Vice

Vice

In this darkly comic satire, writer-director Adam McKay re-teams with his THE BIG SHORT star Christian Bale (in a transformative, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance) to tell the epic, utterly head-shaking story of how a ruthlessly ambitious bureaucratic Washington insider named Dick Cheney quietly rose to political prominence (and infamy) to became the most powerful… Continue Reading

They Shall Not Grow Old – CANCELLED

They Shall Not Grow Old – CANCELLED

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the… Continue Reading

Amadeus

“This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing… It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” Join us at the Rio Theatre as we toast, honour and celebrate the late, great auteur Miloš Forman with director’s cut screenings of one of the 1980’s most acclaimed films,… Continue Reading

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from writer-director Armando Iannucci (VEEP, IN THE LOOP). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy… Continue Reading

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman took home a well-deserved Oscar for his career-high performance in the role of a lifetime, as Winston Churchill, in director Joe Wright‘s (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) DARKEST HOUR (which was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards, including Best picture). This thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World… Continue Reading