Spring Posters

Only days left until the
2017 Winter Film Festival

January 20, 21 and 22, 2017

Sunday April 24, 2016 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre. Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

mustangEarly summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

Leads: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Directed By:  Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Genre: Drama   Language: Turkish
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture)
Runtime:  1 hr. 37 min.

Sunday April 10, 2016 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg   

ramsIn a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades.

When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up so easily - and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion.

Leads: Sigurõur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving
Directed By: Grímur Hákonarson
Genre: Drama  Language: Icelandic
Runtime:  1 hr. 33 min.  Rating:  14A

Sunday March 20, 2016, 4:00pm
Monday March 21, 1:30pm  

Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

Lady in the vanThe legendary Maggie Smith stars in this adaptation of the based-on-fact play by acclaimed author Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George), about a high-born homeless woman fallen on hard times who found temporary shelter parking her van in Bennett’s driveway — for fifteen years.

Based on Alan Bennett's memoir and hit West End play, this brilliantly witty, "mostly true" story chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and the elderly eccentric who takes over his driveway.

Leads: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner
Genre: Drama/Comedy Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.  Rating:  PG-13 (for a brief unsettling image)

Sunday March 6, 2016 4:00pm
Monday March 7, 1:30pm

Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

CarolA young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband threatens her competence as a mother when Carol's involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

Leads: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Director: Todd Haynes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: R (for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language)
Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min.