Movies At The Library

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Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it. We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues.

Upcoming DocuTalks

 
Mr. Jane and Finch
Saturday, October 26 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
When 80-year-old community activist Winston LaRose detects early signs of gentrification in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood, he embarks on an impassioned run to become councillor of the ward. The opening of several new subway stations nearby and a confirmed plan to build light-rail transit in the neighbourhood, in particular, cement Winston’s instinct to advocate for the community and protect its residents against displacement.
 
The Indictment of Shelly Chartier
Saturday, November 16 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
A riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – the story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about the Canadian justice system.
 
 
Town of Widows
Saturday, December 7 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Nicknamed “The Electric City,” Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. The plant was the lifeblood of the community and took workers in like family. It held Christmas parties, New Years Eve parties and picnics for the community of workers. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. The first sign was the pattern in the local obituaries, which often mentioned donating to cancer charities. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there. The nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away. But the workers had no idea, and even if they had a hunch, they had to make a living.

Following widows and former workers over the course of three years, the documentary Town of Widows sees unassuming citizens transform into activists. 

 

 
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Location:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline. Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.

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Location:
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring your treats and drop by to enjoy FREE films at the Library, then feel free to stick around and have a chat about the film with fellow movie-goers!

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, this documentary film  follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain von Trapp and his seven children.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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This excellent drama is about Inuit youth in a small community who gain a powerful sense of pride through the sport of lacrosse. This is a Canadian film that is well-casted and is a rousing sports drama that inspires without being cliché or over-sentimental.

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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book Nureyev: The Life byJulie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Bring your treats and drop by to enjoy FREE films at the Library, then feel free to stick around and have a chat about the film with fellow movie-goers!

As part of the Winter Lights Festival in Parkgate Village, we invite families to come and enjoy a showing of The Grinch, the 2018 film featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the grouchy Christmas stealer.  Everyone is welcome. Bring your treats with you and come enjoy this classic Christmas story.

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Location:
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it. We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues.

Upcoming DocuTalks

 
Mr. Jane and Finch
Saturday, October 26 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
When 80-year-old community activist Winston LaRose detects early signs of gentrification in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood, he embarks on an impassioned run to become councillor of the ward. The opening of several new subway stations nearby and a confirmed plan to build light-rail transit in the neighbourhood, in particular, cement Winston’s instinct to advocate for the community and protect its residents against displacement.
 
The Indictment of Shelly Chartier
Saturday, November 16 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
A riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – the story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about the Canadian justice system.
 
 
Town of Widows
Saturday, December 7 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Nicknamed “The Electric City,” Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. The plant was the lifeblood of the community and took workers in like family. It held Christmas parties, New Years Eve parties and picnics for the community of workers. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. The first sign was the pattern in the local obituaries, which often mentioned donating to cancer charities. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there. The nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away. But the workers had no idea, and even if they had a hunch, they had to make a living.

Following widows and former workers over the course of three years, the documentary Town of Widows sees unassuming citizens transform into activists. 

 

 
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Location:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own treats and join us to enjoy FREE films at the Library.                      

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. The film is a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing premise and lots of songs to remember and love.

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Location:
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Bring your treats and drop by to enjoy FREE films at the Library, then feel free to stick around and have a chat about the film with fellow movie-goers!

Join us for some holiday cheer (yes, there will be popcorn!) and come watch David Niven, Loretta Young and Cary Grant charm us right into the holiday spirit! In this charming and sentimental holiday classic from 1948 a harassed bishop's prayers are answered when an angel is sent from heaven to help him raise money for an new church. The heavenly agent performs a number of miracles on his behalf, restoring hope to all. 

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Friday, December 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

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Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

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Location:
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film imagines how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

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Monday, December 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm