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Oct
5
Fri
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE O: THE MUPPET MOVIE
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets!

It’s hard to believe that sixty years ago this fall, Jim and Jane Henson founded The Muppets, Inc., an enterprise that would eventually change the worlds of puppetry, special effects and media technology channeled through a band of irresistible characters with timeless messages.

To celebrate, King’s Film Society is presenting a re-mastered version of the classic The Muppet Movie , the first full-length film about how Kermit the Frog and friends got their start. Released in 1979, the film features Paul William’s indelible songs and score –The Rainbow Connection, Movin’ Right Along and many more – which won Best Children’s Album at the Grammys in 1980.

As for the plot . . .

While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent and asked to audition for the chance of a lifetime. So Kermit, hoping for his big break, makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, he comes across several quirky new friends including the comedic Fozzie Bear, the beautiful and feisty Miss Piggy and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for the ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain.

Director: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Charles Durning, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom Deluise, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Orson Wells, Telly Savales

 

 

***FREE ADMISSION****

Dress for a fall evening, bring your favourite blanket and something comfy to sit on.

Sing alongs welcome!

King’s Film Society would like to thank our generous partners in helping us cover the costs for this special outdoor presentation: Annapolis Board of Trade, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, Town of Annapolis Royal, King’s Theatre and Lois and Ross Baker.

Oct
16
Tue
NOTHING LIKE A DAME
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in…

NOTHING LIKE A DAME is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. NOTHING LIKE A DAME invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across Theatre, Television and Film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame…

  • UK, 2018
  • 84 minutes
  • Director: Robert Michell
  • With: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith

 

“The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film. I can’t for the life of me think of any other recent documentary in which I have laughed pretty much all the way through.” 

– The Guardian

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Oct
30
Tue
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

In Tim Wardle’s Sundance Special Jury Prize– winning documentary, a chance encounter brings three identical triplets together nearly two decades after they were separated at birth and adopted by separate families. However, their elation at their reunion is soon undermined by the realities of fame, family, and a creeping suspicion that something sinister tore them from one other in the first place. Robert Shafran arrives at college ready to reinvent himself, but when strangers continue to refer to him as “Eddy,” their welcomes quickly become unnerving. Robert soon finds himself face-to-face with his exact double: Eddy Galland. The pair’s astonishment at finding each other and the incredible story of their past and chance meeting is quickly picked up by local media, catching the attention of David Kellman, their identical triplet. With the three brothers happily reunited and busy taking full advantage of their newfound celebrity, their parents take up the less pleasant task of investigating what separated the three young men in the first place. When their questions are met with evasive and unsatisfactory responses from the triplets’ adoption agency, a larger conspiracy bubbles to the surface, with an indeterminate number of victims at play. A film of triumph and tragedy, and a true testament to the power of documentary film, Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers leads its audience through an emotional journey about how we understand our families and ourselves.

  • UK, 2018
  • English
  • 96 minutes
  • Director: Tim Wardle
  • With: Robert Shafran, David Kellman, Eddy Galland

 

“A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them.”  Variety

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Nov
2
Fri
FAHRENHEIT 11/9
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016.

In July 2016, Michael Moore was treated like a crackpot doomsayer for writing the essay “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win.” His prediction was the opposite of most pollsters and pundits but it came true in the wee hours of November 9, 2016 when the electoral college votes were tallied.

Now Moore brings his sharp satire to analyze the legacy of 11/9 and to raise questions about what lies ahead. Trump is a master distractor with his incendiary tweets, staff firings, and outright lies. But within the chaos, his administration has delivered on a right-wing agenda with tax cuts for the wealthy, environmental deregulation, court appointments, and treaty withdrawals that will be felt long into the future.

2 hr 8 min
Director: Michael Moore

“If you’ve grown desensitized to how profoundly Donald Trump has changed everything, it’ll wake you right back up.”

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Nov
6
Tue
RBG
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

98 minutes

Directors: Betsy West and Julie Cohen

With: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jane and James Ginsburg, Clara Spera, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, Bill Clinton, and Senator Orrin Hatch 

“What emerges is an intriguing portrait of a woman described as shy and retiring but with “a quiet magnetism,” a work horse and a master legal strategist.”

– Toronto Star

 

 

$11.00 Adults / $10.00 with FilmBuff card / $8.00 Youth

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 off admission and enjoy free popcorn.

General admission seating at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Nov
20
Tue
COLETTE
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the film follows the writer through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars, who whisks her away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris. Henry, better known as “Willy,” is a successful Parisian writer who, while relying on an army of ghostwriters to produce his work, uses his time to engage in other self-indulgent activities — including numerous affairs with other women. He soon enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. He initially dismisses her contributions, but soon decides to re-work and publish Colette’s writing under his own name in order to save their family from financial ruin. Throughout their tumultuous marriage, Colette remains honest, consulting with Willy about her confusion over her newly discovered attraction to other women. While she seeks permission for her explorations, Willy does not offer the same courtesy, consistently betraying Colette’s trust and continuing to exploit her talents in order to publish her wildly successful work as his own. As their marriage begins to deteriorate, Colette finds a place for herself within her writing and begins to explore her creativity through a variety of artistic avenues. Keira Knightley quietly simmers as Colette, a trailblazing figure committed to breaking through stereotypes and conventions. 

  • USA/UK/HUNGARY, 2018
  • English
  • 111 minutes
  • Director: Wash Westmoreland
  • With: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw

 

The life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette makes for fascinating drama in a nuanced and inspiring film with a luminous central performance.”

– The Guardian

 

 

$11.00 Adults / $10.00 with FilmBuff card / $8.00 youth

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 off admission and enjoy free popcorn.

General admission seating at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Dec
4
Tue
THE WIFE
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce), on the eve of his Nobel Prize presentation, and starts to grapple with her own long-dormant literary aspirations. An incisive study of celebrity, marriage, and the creative process — as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Close and Pryce — The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman. Joe Castleman is being given the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he and wife Joan couldn’t be happier. But from the moment the couple arrives in Stockholm, tensions rise. A nosy, insistent would-be biographer (Slater) is loitering in the hotel lobby, an attractive young photographer opens old wounds regarding past indiscretions, and Joe and Joan’s son David (Max Irons), eternally irked at living in his father’s shadow, sulks through the celebrations.

The Wife is a procession of perfectly pitched scenes from a seemingly perfect marriage. Runge calibrates each for maximum impact, focusing on unspoken agreements and long-simmering resentments. His greatest allies in the endeavour are, of course, his stars. Pryce exudes pathos as a literary icon still suffering from insecurities, while Close smoulders in an intricately textured, quietly devastating performance.

  • UK/Sweden/USA
  • English
  • 100 min.
  • Rated R

    “This is an unmissable movie for Glenn Close fans. Actually, you can’t watch it without becoming a fan — if you weren’t one already.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 

$11.00 Adults / $10.00 with FilmBuff card / $8.00 Youth

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 off admission and enjoy free popcorn.

General admission seating at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Feb
1
Fri
GREEN BOOK
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
 
Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini
130 min
Reviews:
 
“The great success of ‘Green Book’ lies in its modesty, and the straightforward way it recognizes seismic change in the incremental turning of a human heart.”
– The Washington Post 

“It’s the performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, their on-screen chemistry, their characters’ moments of quiet reflection and startling revelation, that make this a must-see.

Los Angeles Times
 
Accolades:
  • People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 
  • Best Film, National Board of Review
  • Nominated for 5 Golden Globe awards including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Top 10 films of the year, American Film Institute

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Furniture, Bailey House B&B, and Bridgetown Clock.

 

Feb
3
Sun
GREEN BOOK
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
 
Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini
130 min
Reviews:
 
“The great success of ‘Green Book’ lies in its modesty, and the straightforward way it recognizes seismic change in the incremental turning of a human heart.”
– The Washington Post 

“It’s the performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, their on-screen chemistry, their characters’ moments of quiet reflection and startling revelation, that make this a must-see.

Los Angeles Times
 
Accolades:
  • People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 
  • Best Film, National Board of Review
  • Nominated for 5 Golden Globe awards including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Top 10 films of the year, American Film Institute

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Furniture, Bailey House B&B, and Bridgetown Clock.

 

Feb
19
Tue
ROMA
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
10 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR
In his deeply personal black-and-white marvel Roma, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) observes the smallest parts first, before expanding to gradually reveal the social and political canvas of 1970s Mexico City. An autobiographical elegy about his childhood and the women who raised him, Roma coalesces around episodic recollections, filmed with visual conviction.

The domestic helper at the heart of the story is the gentle-natured Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), who works for the affectionate but occasionally livid Sofia (Marina de Tavira) and the rest of her family. Cuarón honours Cleo’s unsung rituals: cleaning, looking after Sofia’s four children whom she loves like her own, interacting with her best friend and co-worker Adela, going on movie dates with her self-absorbed boyfriend, and so on.

At first, the lives of Cleo and Sofia run on parallel yet detached lines, save for regular household interactions and cozy evenings spent in front of the tv, where Cleo is treated as part of the family. But when a marital separation and an unwanted pregnancy upset the lives of the two women, their fates cross paths in a real sense for the first time. And, as the world around their new found female solidarity slowly crumbles, Roma’s physical and emotional scope grows and deepens.
  • Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
  • Starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira
  • Mexico / USA · Spanish and Mixtecan w/ subtitles
  • Rated NR · 2h 15m

    “There’s no other way to say it than to say it: “Roma” is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, and one of the most moving.”A richly textured masterpiece, Roma is cinema at its purest and most human.”
    –The Wall Street Journal


    “At times it feels novelistic, a densely realised, intimate drama giving us access to domestic lives developing in what feels like real time. In its engagingly episodic way, it is also at times like a soap opera or telenovela. And at other times it feels resoundingly like an epic.”

    – The Guardian

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Furniture, Bailey House B&B, and Bridgetown Clock.