GALLERY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Our Winter 2016 dates have been confirmed:
In conjunction with TIFF Film Circuit, and Galaxy Cinemas, the Gallery is pleased to present the 20th season of Gallery Night at the Movies, bringing the best of Canadian, foreign and independent film to the region.
We offer 9 films September to May, at 2:00, 4:30 & 7:15 pm, screening at Galaxy Cinemas in Owen Sound.
Single tickets for individual films are available, in advance, in our Gallery Shop – $13 each. Tickets may be available at our table in the Galaxy foyer before each screening.
The Lady in the Van
Monday March 21, with screenings at 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm
Based on Alan Bennett’s memoir and hit West End play, this brilliantly witty, “mostly true” story chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and an elderly eccentric. Dame Maggie Smith reprises her acclaimed performance in the titular role of this playful, inventive and relentlessly funny film. PG 104 minutes
Monday April 18, with screenings at 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm
In Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut film, MUSTANG, it’s early summer in a village in Northern Turkey and five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbour passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between the girls empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives, in this powerful portrait of female empowerment. 94 Minutes Not Rated Subtitled
No Men Beyond this Point
Monday May 16, with screenings at 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm
This wry mockumentary from Vancouver director Mark Sawers posits an alternate history where an explosion of virgin births from the 1950s onwards has taken men out of the procreation equation — and now that only girls are being born, it seems that men’s days on earth are numbered. No Men Beyond This Point is a smart, hilarious take on gender politics, sounding a call for balance — both philosophical and biological — even as it keeps us laughing. A feminist satire with a strong handle on comic role reversals, Sawers’ film is a riotous original. 80 Minutes Not Rated
Interested in what kind of films we screen – or just can’t remember that film that you saw a couple of seasons ago? For all the great films that we have screened within our various film programs, check out the list below.
Our 2016 Presenting Film Sponsor, proudly supporting great cinema and the Gallery’s film programming throughout in our region:
Shannon Deckers, RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc.
The 20th season of Gallery Night at the Movies sponsored by these by these local businesses and we thank them for supporting our independent film programming:
Paul Boulter, Scott Kocher, TD Wealth
Laurens Wit Construction
Doug Cameron’s Owen Sound Subaru
Well in Hand Health Food Store
Gallery Night at the Movies, as a member of Film Circuit and under the banner of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), provides area filmgoers with transformative experiences through Canadian and international, independent films that we would otherwise not have the opportunity to see in our region.
Introduced to Owen Sound by the Gallery in 1996 as a fundraising project, Gallery Night at the Movies has expanded to three different screening times. The success of Gallery Night at the Movies has launched companion programs such as Owen Sound’s Reel Festival held every winter. The proceeds from this endeavour go back to the Gallery to enhance our arts programming in the region.
Gallery Night at the Movies gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit tiff.net/filmcircuit.
OWEN SOUND’S REEL FESTIVAL
February 26-28, 2016 at the Roxy
General Weekend Pass $100
Members Weekend Pass $90
(prices include admission to all 7 films, $50 tax receipt and HST)
REEL FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULE
Friday February 26 at 7pm MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA
Saturday February 27 at 10am THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON
Saturday February 27 at 1pm PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT
Saturday February 27 at 4pm CAROL
Sunday February 28 at 10am SLEEPING GIANT
Sunday February 28 at 1pm THE SECOND MOTHER
Sunday February 28 at 4pm ROOM
Single tickets available at the TOM during gallery hours – $15 each
Tickets available at the Roxy during the Reel Festival, ½ hour prior to screening time – $15 each, cash only.
This stellar film – nominated for several Academy awards, (including nods to both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) – is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt. CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. With beautiful cinematography, music and costume design, this feature is not to be missed. 118 minutes. 14A
Based on the Booker-shortlisted bestseller by Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue, Room is a tale of survival and endurance that is by turns harrowing, suspenseful and wondrous. Recounting the story of a mother and child escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for several years, this visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world — and the marvel of discovering it for the first time. This film has been winning awards throughout the circuit including Golden Globe and SAG awards for lead actress Brie Larson, and several Academy Awards nominations. 118 minutes 14A
In an isolated cottage community during a bleak midsummer, 3 teenagers deal with their boredom and idleness by getting drunk, playing video games, and engaging in dim-witted, invariably destructive shenanigans. In one of the most accomplished and exciting Canadian feature debuts in recent memory, Sleeping Giant is a finely observed, whip-smart study of the emotional extremes of adolescence, and their potentially catastrophic effects. 90 minutes 14A
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
A portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune into one of the premiere collections of twentieth century modern art. 96 minutes 14A
The Legend of Barney Thomson
The directorial debut from renowned Scottish born actor Robert Carlyle (Stone of Destiny, The Full Monty) is a darkly comic thriller about a downtrodden, mild-mannered Glaswegian barber (Carlyle himself) whose mundane life is turned upside down when he inadvertently finds himself embroiled in a rash of serial murders. Outfitted with a ratty fur coat, a hideous wig and remarkable aging makeup, the always wonderful Emma Thompson co-stars as Carlyle’s mother in this devilishly funny film. 90 minutes Not yet rated.
My Internship in Canada
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Academy Award nominee and Film Circuit favourite Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie, Monsieur Lazhar, C’est pas moi, je le jure!), a Member of Parliament finds himself thrust suddenly into the spotlight, and it’s up to his young Haitian intern to help the hapless backbencher navigate the complexities and pitfalls of Parliament Hill. A witty and incisive portrait of the wheeling and dealing that can go on in Ottawa. French, English, Creole, with English subtitles. 108 minutes Not yet rated.
The Second Mother
Val is a tightly wound, but endearing middle-aged live-in housekeeper for a wealthy family in São Paulo. When her estranged daughter suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray in this rich, complex and delightfully comic drama. Portuguese, with English subtitles 112 minutes Not yet rated.
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has been presenting independent, alternative film programming to area cinephiles since 1996 with its Gallery Night at the Movies series. The Reel Festival, an off-shoot of that successful monthly programme, has provided local film-lovers with a winter weekend reprieve since 2003. The 14th Owen Sound’s Reel Festival will take place Friday February 26 to Sunday February 28, 2016.
Affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival and a member of their Film Circuit, the weekend festival runs over 3 days and features 7 films highlighting the best of Canadian, international, and foreign films of the season. Presented at the historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Owen Sound, the Reel Festival promises to be one amazing weekend.
OSRF gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit tiff.net/filmcircuit.
This year’s Owen Sound’s Reel Festival is presented by:
Shannon Deckers, RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc.
And sponsored by:
Paul M. Boulter, J. Scott Kocher
Well in Hand Health Food Store