For our April Movie Night, we are asking for some ‘audience participation’.
This time, we aren’t going to ask you to get up and speak in front of the crowd, show off your “outfit' , do a dance or sing a song! This time… we want you to work with our committee for a few hours. This time, we want you to ‘PICK THE MOVIE’.
That’s right…. we want you to select our Feature Presentation film for our April event.
In the past we have spoken to you about our selection process and our partnership with TIFF Film Circuit. We have explained that we have a selection of films that are sent to us from the TIFF Film Circuit team, and how our committee makes a decision on the films that we want to share with you.
It’s your turn now.
Here’s how it will work — On February 1st we will publicly announce several film options for you to choose from. You will receive the same materials that we receive when we are making our choices. These will give you reference that will help you make your choic. Of course, we invite you to do some research of your own. Ballots will be collected, and we will announce ‘your’ selection during our March screening.
Further information will be posted here on our website, on our social media pages and via a newsletter to all those that have been following along with us. Stay tuned.
PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.
After years of concerning herself exclusively with the needs and wants of her husband Louie and sons Ziggy and Gabe, Agnes has found something that she wants to do. Stepping out of her domestic bubble to pursue her new hobby, Agnes meets Robert, a wealthy, reclusive inventor who immediately recognizes her talent and recruits her as his partner for an upcoming world jigsaw tournament. Each day she spends out in the world, puzzling and conversing with Robert, takes Agnes further along on the road to a new understanding of herself and her strengths. With that understanding come new insights and an assertiveness that finds her speaking out on her own behalf and pushing back against the assumptions and routines that have until now defined her role in her family. Ultimately, Agnes will decide for herself what comes next.
After Portland slacker John Callaghan nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment - with encouragement from his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor - Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life.
Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of the art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant.
On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.