Archive for March, 2011

INSIDE JOB (PG) starts Friday March 25th

March 23, 2011

‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China. (imdb.com)

INSIDE JOB (PG)

Fri & Sat 9:15 PM
Sun 7:00 PM
Tue & Wed  9:15 PM

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THE KING’S SPEECH (PG) starts Friday March 4th

March 10, 2011

Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war. Written by Anonymous

THE KING’S SPEECH (PG)

Fri & Sat 7:00 PM
Sun 4:15 PM
Tue, Wed & Thur 7:00 PM

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BARNEY’S VERSION (14A) starts Friday January 28th

March 9, 2011

Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel–his last and, arguably, best–BARNEY’S VERSION is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky, (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, told from Barney’s point of view, the film spans four decades and two continents, taking us through the different acts of his unusual history. There is his first wife, Clara, (Rachelle Lefevre), a flame-haired, flagrantly unfaithful free sprit with whom Barney briefly lives la vie de Boheme in Rome. The Second Mrs. P., (Minnie Driver), is a wealthy Jewish Princess who shops and talks incessantly, barely noticing that Barney is not listening. And it is at their lavish wedding that Barney meets, and starts pursuing, Miriam (Rosamund Pike), his third wife, the mother of his two children, and his true love. With his father, Izzy (Dustin Hoffman) as his sidekick, Barney takes us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colorful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when we and he– least expect it. His is a gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale. And, at its center stands an unlikely hero the unforgettable Barney Panofsky.

BARNEY’S VERSION (14A)

Fri & Sat 9:15 PM
Tue 9:15 PM

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AGH’s I♥FILMSERIES presents TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE (PG) + ANOTHER YEAR (PG) this Saturday March 12th

March 8, 2011

The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania’s history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as “the golden age”… Tales from the Golden Age adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship. Tales from the Golden Age combines several true stories to portray an era during which food was more important than money, freedom more important than love and survival more important than principles.

Website and Trailer: talesfromthegoldenage.co.uk

screening at 1:00 PM

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Website and Trailer: anotheryear-movie.com

screening at 4:00 PM