Movies at Capilano: Contemporary Movies

Join us at Capilano Library to enjoy new releases and other contemporary movies.


April 16 Empire of Light
Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and featuring Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.

April 30 The Whale
A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption. By director Darren Aronofsky and starring Brendan Fraser.

May 14 Broker
The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can't have children of their own. After an infant's mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own. A tender movie that has garnered excellent reviews. In Korean with English subtitles.

May 28 Framing Agnes
The pseudonymous Agnes was a pioneering transgender woman who participated in an infamous gender health study conducted at UCLA in the 1960s. Her clever use of the study to gain access to gender-affirming healthcare led to her status as a fascinating and celebrated figure in trans history. In this innovative cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man) uses Agnes's story, along with others unearthed in long-shelved case files, to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed. Through a collaborative practice of re-imagination, an all-star cast of trans performers, artists, and thinkers -- including Angelica Ross (Pose), Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher), and Zackary Drucker (Transparent) -- take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage re-enactments, bringing to life ground-breaking artifacts of trans history. This collective reclamation breaks down the myth of isolation among transgender history-makers, breathing new life into a lineage of collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long.

June 11 Alice Darling
In the taut thriller Alice Darling, Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) stars as a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon. While on vacation with two close girlfriends, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective. Slowly, she starts to fray the cords of codependency that bind her. But Simon's vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering -- and, once unleashed, it tests Alice's strength, her courage, and the bonds of her deep-rooted friendships. Co-starring Canadian actress Tiio Horn (Letterkenny)

June 25 80 for Brady
80 for Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends (Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field) living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play.


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Repeats every month on May, June on the second Sunday until Sun Jun 11 2023. Also includes Sun Apr 30 2023, Sun May 28 2023, Sun Jun 25 2023.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 2:00pm


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