What’s Playing at The Civic, 19– 25 October, 2018

Mounting the charts and charting a mountain face –  This week at The Civic.  A Star is Born and The Dawn Wall

Newsletter October 19th – 25th
Mounting the charts and charting a mountain!Whether through musical expression or to connect with the power and shape of nature, this weeks features, A Star Is Born and The Dawn Wall are inspired inspirational films.

A Star is Born‘s Ally, Lady Gaga and Jackson, Cooper, are “two people who fall in love with each other’s talent as much as anything else, inspired by one another in a way that artists often are. This story has been told several times before—and influenced other similar romances—but Cooper and Gaga find a way to make this feel fresh and new. It’s in their eyes.” ~ rogerebert.com

TAWKROC presents The Dawn Wall, which recounts the 2015 dramatic climb of The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California, by Legendary climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.

Whether you respond to the Sirens call or that of the mountain, or both! you will find a cozy seat for an inspirational visit to The Civic this coming week.

Smallfoot
Oct. 12 – 16

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Director:   Karey KirkpatrickJason Reisig
Writers:  Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay by), Clare Sera (screenplay by)
Stars:  Channing TatumJames CordenZendaya
1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Watch Trailer

The Wife
Oct. 17 & 18 TBC

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge
Writers:  Jane Anderson (screenplay by), Meg Wolitzer (based on the novel “The Wife” by)
Stars: Christian SlaterGlenn CloseElizabeth McGovern
1h 51min | Crime, DramaWatch Trailer

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A Star Is Born
Oct. 19 – 25

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Director:  Bradley Cooper
Writers:  Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by)
Stars: Lady GagaBradley CooperSam Elliott
2h 16min | Drama, Music, RomanceWatch Trailer

The Dawn Wall
Oct. 22

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Director:   Josh LowellPeter Mortimer
Stars: John BranchTommy CaldwellKevin Jorgeson
1h 40min | Documentary, AdventureWatch Trailer

Coming To The Civic
First Man
Oct. 26 – 30 TBC

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Writers:  Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by)
Stars: Ryan GoslingClaire FoyJason Clarke
2h 21min | Biography, Drama, HistoryWatch Trailer

30th Anniversary – Beetlejuice 
Oct. 28

A discounted family fun new restoration of this classic following our annual Zombie Walk.

A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

Director:  Tim Burton
Writers:   Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story)
Stars: Alec BaldwinGeena DavisMichael Keaton
1h 32min | Comedy, FantasyWatch Trailer

40th Anniversary – Halloween
Oct. 31

The 40th Halloween for this John Carpenter classic.

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director:  John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)
Stars:  Donald PleasenceJamie Lee CurtisTony Moran
1h 31min | Horror, ThrillerWatch Trailer

Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov. 2 – 8

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen‘s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Anthony McCarten (screenplay by)
Stars: Rami MalekLucy BoyntonJoseph Mazzello
2h 14min | Biography, Drama, MusicWatch Trailer

The Sisters Brothers
TBC

Original dates were changed as distributor is doing a slow expansion release, so was only playing in major urban centres.  We will be getting as soon as possible.

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

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