Archive for November, 2011

50/50 (14A) Nov 18 – Dec 8

November 15, 2011

Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. “We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick.” Rogen recalls. “As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn’t ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will’s struggle as well as our own experiences.” 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health — drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.

”50/50” (14A)
Fri & Sat   7:00 PM
Sun   8:50 PM
Tue   7:30 PM
Wed   7:00 PM
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November 5, 2011

This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

Fri & Sat   9:05 PM
Sun   7:00 PM
Wed   9:00 PM
Thur   7:30 PM

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THE DEBT (14A) Nov 4 – 17

November 4, 2011

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) and Stephan (two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds of Focus’ “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain [“The Tree of Life”], Marton Csokas [“Dream House”], and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen of “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.

“THE DEBT” (14A)
Fri & Sat   7:00 PM
Sun   4:30 PM
Tue & Wed  7:30 PM

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i♥filmseries presents WINTER IN WARTIME (14A) + PRECIOUS LIFE (PG) Nov 12

November 1, 2011

Saturday, November 12
1:00 pm
Winter in Wartime
Director: Martin Koolhoven, 2011, Netherlands/Belgium, Dutch with English subtitles. Rated 14A
Location: Westdale Theatre

Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old Michiel is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel’s boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as he is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime’s harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden.

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Saturday, November 12
4:00 pm
Precious Life
Director: Shlomi Eldar, 2010, USA/Israel, Hebrew/Arabic with English subtitles, 90 min.Rated PG
Location: Westdale Theatre

With the help of a prominent Israeli journalist, Precious Life chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby, who suffers from an incurable genetic disease. Each must face their most profound biases as they inch towards a possible friendship in an impossible reality.