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2018/19 Fall/Winter Schedule

Sun Jan 13 Beautiful Boy
Moving to the Brockville Arts Centre!
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Film Brockville is moving from the Galaxy cinemas to the Brockville Arts Centre as of January 2019.

FB will open at the Brockville Arts Centre on Sunday January 13 with Beautiful Boy.

FB will screen in January and February with matinees (2:00 p.m.) and evening slots (7:00 p.m.) [i.e. new time]. If there is sufficient interest in matinees beyond Jan/Feb, then FB will extend the dual screenings.

Doors open a half hour before screenings. Screening dates will alternate from one month to the next between Sundays and Wednesdays.

Tickets are $10.00. They are available at the BAC box office (cash, debit/credit cards). Tickets may be purchased online at the BAC beforehand.

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The Films

Puzzle

Wed. Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m. - trailer

Puzzle Agnes has been a devoted housewife for decades, living a quietly sheltered life in suburban Connecticut. When she’s gifted a thousand-piece puzzle for her birthday, Agnes finally discovers something she’s passionate about and unusually skilled at. Her hobby gradually evolves into a quest for self-awareness and leads her to team up with Robert, a fellow maverick who introduces her to an unexpected world of puzzle competitions. Agnes is soon swapping household chores for secretive train rides to New York City, where Robert helps her unlock a desire to finally march to the beat of her own drum for the first time in her life.

Veteran producer Marc Turtletaub directs this feature film with grace, subtlety, and compassion, bringing Oren Moverman’s delicate and moving character study to life. Kelly Macdonald shines as Agnes, infusing her with layers of uncertainty and earnestness as she tries to navigate her obligations and loyalties. Ultimately, Puzzle takes a life-affirming and introspective look at the sacrifices and intricate paths we must undertake to liberate our full potential. (113 minutes, rating PG)

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Heart Beat Loud

Wed. Sep. 26, 7:30 p.m. - trailer

Heart Beat Loud Frank (Nick Offerman) and Sam (Kiersey Clemons) are the coolest of father/daughter duos. Frank owns a record store in Brooklyn, Sam is months away from heading off to UCLA pre-med, and every week the two get together for family jam sessions.

The only problem? Frank’s store is failing and he finds himself in need of a new career path. When he and Sam write a particularly catchy song during their weekly session, Frank has an idea. They should start a band! As Sam struggles to balance her studies, her budding romance with Rose (Sasha Lane) and her father’s sudden intense interest in creating music together, their relationship begins to crack. And when that catchy song goes viral, they are forced to make some major life decisions.

Featuring unforgettable original music and a supporting cast that includes Ted Danson and Toni Collette, Hearts Beat Loud is the star-studded, heartwarming musical of your dreams. (97 minutes, 14A, Tomatometre 91%)

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The Children Act

Wed. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. - trailer

The Children Act Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man.

Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah's Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication, and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist's every word and gesture — a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation. (105 minutes, R)

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DISOBEDIENCE

Wed. Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. (trailer)

DISOBEDIENCE Oscar-winning filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this powerful adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her Orthodox North London community and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife. Following the death of her highly respected rabbi father, Ronit (Weisz) returns to the community she fled years earlier. There she is welcomed back by her childhood friends, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and his wife Esti (McAdams). When latent passions between the two women resurface, their futures are thrown into question. Disobedience is an absorbing exploration of the boundaries of faith, sexuality and personal freedom. (114 minutes, R, Tomatometer 85%)

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LES GARDIENNES 

Wed. Nov. 07, 7:30 p.m.(trailer)

LES GARDIENNES  Women were often relegated to (at best) secondary roles in First World War films, typically appearing only as pining mothers, lovers left behind, or romantic dalliances in the brief respites from combat. However, over the decades filmmakers began to turn increasing attention to the experiences of those who were left behind when the boys went marching off to war. Ninety years after John Ford's tender home-front drama Four Sons, Xavier Beauvois directed this portrait of a French farming family whose young men are conscripted and go off to fight, leaving the women to take over traditionally male roles of running the farm even as they anxiously await news of their loved ones on the front lines. Beautifully photographed and perfectly balanced, The Guardians is a resonant tribute to those who fought a different kind of war. (135 minutes, 14A, R, subtitles, Tomatometer 94%)

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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Wed. Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. (trailer)

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH The third collaboration between award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier continues their exploration of industrialization and extraction in astonishing scale and perspective. Spanning numerous countries, the film reveals in stunning images how our mania for conquest defines our relationship to the Earth — and how we have created a global epidemic. In Kenya, mounds of elephant tusks burn in a devastating display of the impact of poaching (chillingly reminiscent of the bison skulls that were piled high in the clearing of the Canadian plains for settlement). In Russia and Germany, mining operations transform terrains into otherworldly industrial wastelands as hypnotic, colossal, lifelike machines endlessly extract on an unfathomable scale. ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a mesmerizing and disturbing rumination on what drives us as a species, and a call to wake up to the destruction caused by our dominance. (87 minutes)

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Beautiful Boy

Sun. Jan. 13 , 7:00 p.m. (trailer)

Beautiful Boy Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix van Groeningen's film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Fresh from his breakout role in Call Me By Your Name, Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet turns in another dazzling performance in Beautiful Boy.

Playing a young man raging and suffering through drug addiction, he confirms his status as one of the very best actors of his generation. He is matched every step of the way in this moving drama by Steve Carell, who continues to build on his comic achievements with powerhouse dramatic turns in FoxcatcherThe Big Short, and most definitely here. David Sheff (Carell) is a kind, loving, middle-class dad. He and his wife, Vicki (Amy Ryan), seem to have done everything right for their family. So when son Nic (Chalamet) gets addicted to methamphetamine, David can't believe it, can't stop it, and can't help but risk everything to try to get his son back. As he grapples with Nic's lies, betrayals, and constant flirtations with death, the film reminds us of who Nic used to be - a sweet, thoughtful, beautiful boy.

Adapting the bestselling books that David Sheff and Nic Sheff wrote about their experiences, Belgian director Felix van Groeningen brings both realism and poetry to a tragically timely story. As the Sheffs confront the intractable, unpredictable beast of addiction, they must at the same time confront the fact that Nic's pain might also be his choice. Beautiful Boy doesn't shy away from the harsh reality of this family's struggle, but frames it with a surprising amount of life, love, and hope. (R, 111 minutes)

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