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2017 Winter Film Festival

January 20, 21 and 22, 2017

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Annual Winter Weekend Festival

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The 2017 program will be:

  • Friday January 20, 2017 - Manchester by the Sea - 6:30pm
  • Saturday January 21, 2017 - Little Men - 2:00pm
  • Saturday January 21, 2017 - Denial - 4:30pm
  • Saturday January 21, 2017 - Reception in Victoria Hall - 6:30pm
  • Sunday January 22, 2017 - Eagle Huntress - 2:00pm
  • Sunday January 22, 2017 - Our Little Sister - 4:00pm

Manchester by the Sea Sponsored by Patrick Houlihan - RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities
Denial  Sponsored by Lynn Hardy - RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities

More detail on films will be provided below.

Sunday January 22, 2017 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northiumberland Mall, Cobourg

our little sisterThree sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

Leads: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho,  Suzu Hirose
Directed By:
Hirokazu Koreeda
Genre: Drama  Language: Japanese with English Sub-Titles
Runtime: 128 minutes   Rating: PG (for thematic elements and brief language)

Sunday January 22, 2017 2:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

eagle huntressAishol-pan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.

Director: Otto Bell
Genre: Documentary
Language: Kazakh
Runtime: 87 minutes
Rating: G

Saturday 21, 2017 4:30pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

denialWhen university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier."

Leads: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
Director: Mick Jackson
Genre: Drama  Language: English
Runtime: 110 minutes Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and brief strong language)

Denial  Sponsored by Lynn Hardy - RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities

Saturday January 21, 2017 2:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

little menLittle Men is a critical yet empathetic look at the dangers of gentrification. Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) accentuates the natural vibrancy of Brooklyn and brings out the best in his actors. Taplitz and Barbieri have a natural rapport and earnestness that belies their young age. Kinnear and Garcia bring weight to their roles as the feuding parents, and Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, and Alfred Molina round out the cast with wonderful supporting turns.

Leads: Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina GarcĂ­a, Talia Balsam, Alfred Molina
Director:  Ira Sachs
Genre: Drama  Language:  English
Runtime: 85 minutes   Rated: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language.

Friday January 20, 2017 6:30pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

Manchester350After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.

Leads: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan
Genre: Drama   Language: English
Runtime: 135 minutes   Rating: R (for language throughout and some sexual content)

Manchester by the Sea Sponsored by Patrick Houlihan - RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities