Stan & Ollie (May 28, 2019)
Laurel & Hardy, the world's favourite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they've always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.
The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can't quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollies past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
Director: Jon S. Baird
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 98 mins
Official Site: https://www.sonyclassics.com/stanandollie/
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The Wife (April 30, 2019)
Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage.
Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife.
Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife.
Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.
Director: Björn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons Christian Slater
Kayak to Klemtu (March 26, 2019)
14-year-old Ella is determined to travel the length of the Inside Passage, along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest by kayak in order to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic through her beloved homeland waters. She's prepared to handle all of the challenges the wildlife, the weather, the water, and her gear have to offer up. The most challenging of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her. Her neurotic aunt, her cranky uncle, her wayward cousin, and the memory of her late uncle all come along for the ride to make it a fun and amazing adventure. From Tla'Amin to Klemtu, BC, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires, while their spirits honour the coast as a place for each of us to call home and protect.
Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins
Cast: Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Jared Ager-Foster, Evan Adams
Genre: Canadian, Drama.
Colette (February 26, 2019)
After marrying a successful Parisian man of letters known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel, about a brazen country girl named Claudine, that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, and their adventures go on to inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s subsequent fight over the creative ownership of these books defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Kiera Knightly, Dominic West
Genre: Biography, History, Drama.
Puzzle (January 29, 2019)
Passive housewife and mother Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) feels trapped in her daily routine and only seems to find enjoyment in completing complex puzzles. Her controlling husband Louie (David Denman) doesn't approve of her activity and finds it childish. One day, Agnes sees a wanted ad requesting a puzzle partner. She meets Robert (Irrfan Khan), a wealthy recluse who appreciates her talent for puzzles and requests she be his partner at an upcoming puzzle competition. Against Louie’s wishes, she accepts.
She finds her voice and stands up for herself, using her daily puzzles to rediscover her own strength and abilities. She starts to reject her imprisoning role as housewife and realizes that if she wants to see a change in her life, she must be the one to make it happen.
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, David Denman, Irrfan Khan
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (November 27, 2018)
The last day Portland slacker John Callahan is able to walk, he wakes up without a hangover — because he’s still drunk from the night before. That night at a wild party he meets a wisecracking drinking buddy, who insists they leave for an even better party he knows about. But when his new friend dozes off at the wheel, John wakes up confined to a wheelchair with only partial use of his arms.
Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful, funny drama about redemption, forgiveness and the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama. R
Finding Your Feet (October 30, 2018)
Happy that her husband of 40 years, is finally retiring, "Lady" Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) is looking forward to the future… until she walks in on him with her best friend. Shocked, she leaves and takes refuge with her elder sister Bif (Celia Imrie).
Bif lives a bohemian life in an inner-city flat in London, where she keeps fit with dance classes for seniors. In an effort to cheer Sandra up, Bif convinces her to come to a dance class. Slowly, Sandra begins to warm up to her sisters free-spirited ways and the two become closer, as Sandra learns how to be happy again.
Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Celie Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman
Hearts Beat Loud (September 25, 2018)
In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam-sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner
Genre: Drama, Music . Running Time: 97 mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, British . PG-13