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Film Reels

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Fall 2023


September 13 @ 7pm

Getting old has reduced the isolated and somewhat befuddled Milton (Ben Kingsley), to the role of an alien in an alienated landscape (small town Boonton, Pennsylvania). Ironically, it takes a “real” lost alien from outer space , Jules (Jade Quon) whose UFO has fortuitously landed in Milton’s azalea bushes in his backyard, to reconnect the spiritually adrift Milton and his two aged sidekicks (Harriet Sansom Harris and Jane Curtin) back to humanity. 


From Bleecker Street 2023

The Crime is Mine

September 27 @ 7pm

Down on their luck, threatened with eviction from their 1930’s Paris flat, what can two young enterprising young room-mates do?  A pretty actress light on talent, Madeleine Verdier (Nadia Tereszkiewicz) and a bright new lawyer lacking clients, Pauline Mauleon (Rebecca Marder) come up with a crazy idea that may pay off. Director Francois Ozon’s witty, fast-paced film with its rich stylized Parisian sets pays tribute to Hollywood’s golden age of comedy, to movie favourites like those directed by Ernst Lubitsch and Frank Capra.


What's Love Got to Do With It?

October 18 @ 7pm

Sliding between London and Lahore, love and friendship, tradition and iconoclasm, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is an effervescent romantic comedy that refuses to adhere to easy binaries. Directed by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) from a smart, worldly screenplay by Jemima Khan, the film is buoyed by an adorable ensemble that includes Lily James (Darkest Hour), Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Children Act, An Education )


The Miracle Club

November 1 @ 7pm

Three devout Irish Catholic working-class women, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), Dolly (Agnes O’Casey), win a church-sponsored Holy Cross Talent Show. Their prize is a free trip to Lourdes, a pilgrimage site in France. Chrissie (Laura Linney), the daughter of their mutual friend who has just passed away, accompanies them on their journey.  Old resentments and secrets surface, as they struggle to find a miracle to be relieved of the individual crosses they each bear.  Is taking the pilgrimage itself, the miracle that can heal old grudges and repair broken relationships? 


From Sony Picture Classics



November 15 @ 7pm

Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth prime minister (Helen Mirren) faces powerful challenges and makes tough decisions as Isreal fights against Egypt, Syria and Jordan, during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Helen Mirren’s masterful portrayal of Golda’s sharp intellect and steely resolve illustrate what formidable force the elderly stateswoman brought to any negotiation. 


From Bleecker Street

Anatomy of a Fall

November 29 @ 7pm

A successful author and translator, Sandra Voyter is indicted and set on trial after her husband, Samuel is discovered dead outside the couple’s French chalet, by their blind 11-year-old son, Daniel. Did Samuel take his own life or was he pushed from the attic to his death? After a preliminary inconclusive police investigation, young Daniel is a reluctant key witness in a trial that inevitably performs a devastating autopsy on his parents’ flawed marriage, exposing to all, their intimate resentments and rivalries. Will Sandra “take the fall” for her husband’s fall? 

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