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2018 Winter Schedule

Jan 10 Loving Vincent
Jan 24 The Square
Feb 7 TBA
Feb  21 Meditation Park
Mar 7 The Art of the Party
Mar 21 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
TBA Always much more coming!

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Screening times twice monthly on Wednesdays on what has become a somewhat irregular schedule- check the listings, below; 7:30 p.m., Galaxy Cinema, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville, Ontario.

The box office opens about 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited (200) and is on a first-come first-served basis, so come early. The ticket price is $9.00 (cash only; exact change is appreciated because that makes sales proceed quickly/smoothly). We are not equipped for debit/credit cards. Any change can be donated to the Brockville food bank.

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Film Circuit People's Choice Voting Page

This year's Film Circuit People's Choice Voting Page is now officially live!  Please CAST A VOTE for your favourite Canadian and international film screened via Film Circuit in 2017. Voting takes place between now and March 1, 2018 on our website. A draw will be held at the end of the voting period and one lucky voter will win a cash prize of $250! The winning films will be announced in late March 2018.

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Loving Vincent

Wed. Jan. 10 (95 minutes, 14A, Tomatometer 80%)

Loving VincentLoving Vincent The world's first fully oil-painted animated feature film, Loving Vincent brings the art of Vincent van Gogh to life to recount the life story of this most mysterious, mythical, and tragic of great painters. Shot first as a live-action film, acted by a sterling cast — including Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), and stage actor Robert Gulaczyk as van Gogh — and then painted over frame by frame with oils, Loving Vincent is simply an extraordinary cinematic achievement.

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The Square

Wed. Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. (151 minutes, 14A, Tomatometer 80%, sub-titled)

The Square Swedish provocateur Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) took home the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world. On the verge of opening a prestigious exhibition, imperious and self-centred curator Christian (Claes Bang) is beset by a host of troubles — including a less-than-successful online marketing campaign, a performance piece gone horribly awry, and a mugging which leaves him both shaken and determined to hunt down the perpetrator — which sets both him and his museum on a crash course with crisis.

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TBA

Wed. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

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Meditation Park

Wed. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. (95 minutes, PG)
-fundraiser for the Brockville Syrian refugee committee

Meditation Park In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres Bing and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family, so much so that she even respects his insistence that she not speak to their son.

But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she's forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged. She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, Gabriel (Don McKellar). Maria soon realizes that people's lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Shum exhibits genuine compassion with her insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women (including showing how men control their wives by discouraging them from social interaction and learning other languages).

Meditation Park is a charming and generous film, boasting fine performances by its leads and great support by McKellar, Liane Balaban (in an affecting and lovely cameo), and the star of Shum's debut, Double Happiness, the phenomenal Sandra Oh, as Maria's daughter.

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The Art of the Party

Wed. Mar. 7 , 7:30 p.m. (115 minutes, PG, sub-titled)

The Art of the Party This effervescent comedy from celebrated French directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables) invites us to an opulent château to attend a très extravagant wedding, where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit.

Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper- sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micromanaging groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette (Xavier Dolan regular Suzanne Clément), seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server. It's going to be a very long night… especially once the groom's aerial serenade gets underway.

An Altmanesque ensemble work brimming with offbeat, lovable characters, and hilarious set pieces, The Art of the Party is a fiendishly smart, sprawling comedy as only the French do it. You will be laughing all the way down the aisle.

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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Wed. Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m. (105 minutes, 14A, Tomatometer 95%)

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool The sultry Gloria Grahame won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful. She appeared in films alongside Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, and a bevy of other icons. Her star blazed brightly then faded quickly, but she did not disappear. How Grahame spent her later years is the subject of this beautiful — and rare — ode to life after fame.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool features as fine a performance as you will see this year: Annette Bening's portrayal of Grahame. She is paired brilliantly with Jamie Bell, who breathes pure empathy into his role as Gloria's lover Peter Turner, a working-class English actor. Drawing on Turner's memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star's time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s. Gloria is in her fifties, but her vitality and eccentricity leave Peter, who is decades younger, enraptured by this outrageous new force in his life.

As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears. Unorthodox and sincere, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is the kind of showbiz love story seldom depicted onscreen.

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TBA

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