Smithers Film Series back this Sunday

This fall's Smithers Film Series is back at the Roi Theatre starting Sunday at 6 p.m.

Love & Friendship is the first screening in this fall's Smithers Film Series.

The Smithers Film Series, a chance to see independent films and movies that do not make the regular run, starts up again this Sunday at the Roi Theatre.

The first movie this fall is Love & Friendship, a Jane Austen adaptation starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny.

Films screen every second Sunday at 6 p.m. until Dec. 4.

 

Fall 2016 Smithers Film Series

Sept 11           Love and Friendship (Ireland, Netherlands, France, USA)

Sept 25           Dark Horse (UK)

Oct 9               Born to be Blue (Canada)

Oct 23             Dheepan (France)

Nov 6              Captain Fantastic (USA)

Nov 20            Embrace the Serpent (Columbia)

Dec 4              The Dressmaker (Australia)

 

Sept 11          Love and Friendship (Ireland, Netherlands, France, USA)

From one of Jane Austen’s lesser-known works springs one of the finest Austen movie adaptations on record. A tart, fizzy delight, adapted with great warmth and wit. This is a delightful, entertaining comedy filled with wonderful dialogue.

Sept 25          Dark Horse (UK)

Charming “one Welsh town and its horse” tale. The special appeal of “Dark Horse” is that it’s about many more things, all of them fascinating, than its starting point would suggest.

Oct 9             Born to be Blue (Canada)

Hawke is terrific as the jazz legend in a film that feels as improvised and authentic as its music.  It’s not necessary to be a jazz fan to get lost in this poetic and poignant film.

Oct 23            Dheepan (France)

Palme D’Or Cannes Festival winner, Dheepan is passionate, intensely focused, first-rate film-making. An excellent searing and compassionate drama, the biggest ace card are three lead performances, which are truly exhilarating. This is quality cinema.

Nov 6             Captain Fantastic (USA)

Captain Fantastic is a hilarious and heart-warming comedy/drama about Ben, a free-thinking father of six (Viggo Mortensen) raising his kids in the woods of Washington state. A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece.

Nov 20           Embrace the Serpent (Columbia)

As rich visually as it is thematically, Embrace of the Serpent offers a feast of the senses for film fans seeking a dose of bracing originality. It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film.

Dec 4              The Dressmaker (Australia)

Good natured, quirky fun of the kind Australian cinema does so well. Entertaining, wonderfully oddball, simmering with pathos, humor, and calamity.