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May
28
Sun
MAUDIE
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
MAUDIE

King’s Film Society Presentation

MAUDIE

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Nova Scotian Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

The FOUR screenings of Maudie are part of a weekend-long commemoration on the life and art of Maud Lewis. Click here for more info.

Spanning about 35 years, the film begins in the late 1930s in Nova Scotia as Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, seeks to break free of her overprotective family, taking a job as a live-in maid for the cantankerous loner Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), who sells fish around the community. At first, he doesn’t want her interfering with his insular, rural life, but soon a stubborn affection develops between them, leading to marriage as Maud begins to find her voice as a painter.
One day a summer resident comes calling. She’s a New Yorker, wears alluring clothing and talks like Katharine Hepburn. She sees something in Maudie’s paintings and commissions one. Suddenly Maudie’s pastime is recognized as having real value. People come from far and wide. Eventually her work will hang in the White House.
Nova Scotia-born cinematographer Guy Godfree fills Maudie with majestic images of maritime landscape and light, while Irish director Aisling Walsh focuses on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads.

 

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance

“Though set in the past, Maudie speaks to the present in many ways — this is, after all, a tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce. But it is also a story of the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.”                                           –TIFF

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

*** Doors will open ONE HOUR before showtime.***

Listen to CBC Interview with Screenwriter Sherry White.

Read the article in the Spectator.

Special to Sunday’s screening:

All are invited to gather in the Lobby after the show for coffee and conversation about Everett and Maud.

 

 

MAUDIE – Sunday night screening added
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
MAUDIE - Sunday night screening added

King’s Film Society Presentation

MAUDIE

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Nova Scotian Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

The FOUR screenings of Maudie are part of a weekend-long commemoration on the life and art of Maud Lewis. Click here for more info.

Spanning about 35 years, the film begins in the late 1930s in Nova Scotia as Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, seeks to break free of her overprotective family, taking a job as a live-in maid for the cantankerous loner Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), who sells fish around the community. At first, he doesn’t want her interfering with his insular, rural life, but soon a stubborn affection develops between them, leading to marriage as Maud begins to find her voice as a painter.
One day a summer resident comes calling. She’s a New Yorker, wears alluring clothing and talks like Katharine Hepburn. She sees something in Maudie’s paintings and commissions one. Suddenly Maudie’s pastime is recognized as having real value. People come from far and wide. Eventually her work will hang in the White House.
Nova Scotia-born cinematographer Guy Godfree fills Maudie with majestic images of maritime landscape and light, while Irish director Aisling Walsh focuses on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads.

 

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance

“Though set in the past, Maudie speaks to the present in many ways — this is, after all, a tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce. But it is also a story of the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.”                                           –TIFF

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

*** Doors will open ONE HOUR before showtime.***

Listen to CBC Interview with Screenwriter Sherry White.

Read the article in the Spectator.

Special to Sunday’s screening:

All are invited to gather in the Lobby after the show for coffee and conversation about Everett and Maud.

 

 

Jun
2
Fri
The BOSS BABY
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
The BOSS BABY

A new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Tom McGrath

Writers: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel

PG | | Animation, Comedy, Family

 

Jun
6
Tue
THE RIVER OF MY DREAMS: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
THE RIVER OF MY DREAMS: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent

King’s Film Society Presentation

THE RIVER OF MY DREAMS:

A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent

Director Brigitte Berman’s The River of My Dreams is a brilliant first-person portrait of one of Canada’s most beloved actors, Gordon Pinsent, whose formidable and thoughtful storytelling takes us from his childhood in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, through a body of work (the 1960s series Quentin Durgens, M.P., classics The Rowdyman and John and the Missus, acclaimed latter-day films Away from Her and Two Lovers and Bear) that is embedded in our national consciousness.

With an irrepressible spark, the natural raconteur relates how, as young man in 1948,he left the Rock to come to Toronto. Flat broke but driven by the dream of working in entertainment, he bounced from one job to the next in a picaresque series of hilarious missteps and joyous breakthroughs. He would later be joined on this adventure by the love of his life, grand dame of theatre Charmion King. Pinsent’s children also make appearances in the film, speaking candidly about growing up in close proximity to the entertainment world, and fellow artists and friends including Christopher Plummer, Norman Jewison, and Mary Walsh further define Pinsent’s personable appeal.

Now 86, the accomplished writer, painter, actor, and director looks back — and ahead— with the same fervent passion that has fed all facets of his life. In some of the most beautiful passages of River, Pinsent recites Keats, Shakespeare, and Lewis Carroll. That incredible and unmistakable voice of his gives us a sense of a life fully lived, and of a mischievous playfulness behind the serious sonority. Berman’s film is a charming trip through decades of Canadian culture, one that allows us to see how cultural legacies are built.

PG | | Documentary, Biography

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Jun
23
Fri
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s as much fun as its predecessor.

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his crew of misfits search for his long-lost father in this sequel to the hit 2014 sci-fi adventure film. James Gunn returns to write and direct this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Thanks to our Community Sponsor Home Hardware.

Jun
25
Sun
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s as much fun as its predecessor.

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his crew of misfits search for his long-lost father in this sequel to the hit 2014 sci-fi adventure film. James Gunn returns to write and direct this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Thanks to our Community Sponsor Home Hardware.

Jul
11
Tue
THEIR FINEST
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presentation

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy

UK

Rated 14A · 117 mins

Genres Comedy,  Drama,  Romance

 

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

“Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years.”
– Joe Morgenstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York Times Critic Pic
Read the review.

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Aug
15
Tue
DANCE ON FILM: MR GAGA (presented by FODAR)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) returns for its fourth season. Atlantic Canada’s only summer contemporary dance festival presents leading artists and companies on the leading edge of Canadian contemporary dance and classic landmark productions from the past. This year’s festival has been curated to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrates the diversity of our country and its rich dance history.

 

OPENING NIGHT: New this year, Dance on Film, opens the festival on Tuesday, August 15 and features the award-winning documentary Mr. Gaga. This compelling film profiles the life and works of Ohad Naharin. Among the most celebrated and influential choreographers of our time, Naharin is artistic director of one of the world’s hottest contemporary dance companies, Batsheva Dance. Mr. Gaga has been featured at festivals around the world including Toronto’s 2016 and 2017 Hot Docs Film Festivals.

 

 

Tickets: $12 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.