What’s Playing at The Civic, 09 – 15, November 2018

What’s Playing at The Civic, 02 – 08, November 2018

Newsletter November 9 – 15
Pick your genre: 

Hitting on all points, from Documentary/Music, Art House Western, Hollywood Horror, Indi-Psychedelic, Historical biography Drama and Sport/Adventure, we are putting our single-screen to full use this week at The Civic.Based on Canadian author Patrick DeWitt’s book, this 85% Fresh comedy western did a hell of fabulous job casting John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as The Sisters Brothers.   Jaime Lee Curtis is a force to be reckoned with in Halloween (2018), which directly follows up from Carpenter’s original from 40-years ago. And from Panos Cosmatos of Victoria, BC, comes the sublime nightmarish psychedelic art house horror film, Mandy, 92% fresh. The film that premiered at Sundance, stars a Nicholas Cage back to form of his intense early period – perfect for a big screen experience for the adventurous. Carrying forward the ‘M’s’, Matangi/Maya/MIA88% fresh, is the amazing documentary of the Sri Lankan artist/musician that grew up in civil war, became a refugee in the UK and became an international rap/pop icon. And for our Thursday audience, the period drama Colette, tells the true story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who wrote a sensational book ghostwriting for her husband, and had to upend social conventions in a fight over creative ownership.

And as pepper on this rich meal already served up by The Civic, a community presentation of the latest film from Matchstick Productions, Hoji, will get you ready for the big pow to come.

Details on films below.

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The Sisters Brothers
Nov 9, 10 & 13

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by)
Stars: John C. ReillyJoaquin PhoenixJake Gyllenhaal
2h 1min | Adventure, Comedy, CrimeWatch Trailer

Halloween (’18)
Nov 9, 12 & 13

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: David Gordon Green (screenplay), Danny McBride (screenplay)
Stars: Jamie Lee CurtisJudy GreerAndi Matichak
1h 46min | HorrorWatch Trailer

Mandy
Nov 9 & 15

Victoria, BC filmmaker’s Panos Cosmatos’ latest film.

The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

Director: Panos Cosmatos
Writers: Panos CosmatosAaron Stewart-Ahn
Stars: Nicolas CageAndrea RiseboroughLinus Roache
2h 1min | Action, Horror, ThrillerWatch Trailer

Matangi/Maya/MIA
Nov 10 & 12

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge
Stars: M.I.A.
1h 36min | Documentary, Biography, MusicWatch Trailer

Colette
Nov 11 & 15

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland
Writers: Richard Glatzer (screenplay by), Wash Westmoreland (screenplay by)
Stars: Keira KnightleyEleanor TomlinsonDominic West
1h 51min | Biography, Drama, HistoryWatch Trailer

Hoji
Nov 14Eric Hjorleifson lets his skiing speak for itself. He doesn’t stand on the bar and shout out his accolades. He skis for brands that give him 100% creative control over the equipment that he designs and uses. He chases storms. He ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time.

His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI.”

Director: Scott Gaffney
Stars: Eric HjorleifsonWatch Trailer

Coming To The Civic
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Nov 16 – 22

The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates
Writers: J.K. Rowling
Stars: Eddie RedmayneKatherine WaterstonDan Foglers
2h 14min | Adventure, Family, FantasyWatch Trailer

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Cinema Flex Passes to Expire – Jan. 1st, 2019If you still have any punches left on any regular or Thursday night 10 punch Flex passes, get to The Civic and use them up before the end of year.  If you can’t use them all up in time, contact us prior to the expiration date, and we can convert any remaining admissions to points cards.  Thank you.
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