What’s Playing at The Civic – May 04 – 10, 2018

MAY 4 – 10
Now Playing At the Civic Theatre
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Indian Horse
Friday May 4 – Thursday May 10

Following the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli
Writers: Dennis Foon, Richard Wagamese (based on the novel by)
Stars: Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit
1Hr 41Min / English / 14A

You Were Never Really Here
Friday May 4 – Tuesday May 8

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writers: Lynne Ramsay (screenplay by), Jonathan Ames (based on the book by)
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov
1Hr 29Min / English / 18A

Chappaquiddick
Saturday May 5 – Tuesday May 8

Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran
Writers: Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan
Stars: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan
1Hr 46Min / English / PG

Through a Glass Darkly – Bergman 100
Monday May 7 7:30pmThe Civic Theatre joins film institutions across the globe in celebrating the 2018 centenary of Swedish film artist Ingmar Bergman. Bergman (1918-2007) stands as a central figure in cinema both for his achievement as a filmmaker and for the impact he had on global film culture. We are thrilled to be presenting Bergman’s Silence of God Trilogy, beautifully restored for this milestone.

While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow
89 Min / Swedish (With Subtitles)

Winter Light – Bergman 100
Wednesday May 9 7:30pm“God, why did you desert me?” In Winter Light, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist with a troubled parishioner’s (Max von Sydow) debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can provide nothing but his own uncertainty. Beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist, Winter Light is an unsettling look at the human craving for personal validation in a world seemingly abandoned by God.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom
81 Min / Swedish (With Subtitles)

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time!
We will be clearing out our Lost and Found again soon

Next Friday May 11th, we will be giving away or throwing out all items in our Lost and Found as it is getting full once again! If you think you may have lost something at The Civic, please come see us in the office before a movie.

Help Us with our Member Call-Out!
We need your help with our phone membership campaign

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our campaign to drive membership renewals over the phone! Email Aimee at aimee@civictheatre.ca if you’re ready to make some calls!

Need a Movie Buddy?
Join us for our next Films with Friends Meet Up

Our Films with Friends meet ups are now held every Thursday at 6:00pm at Cake Betty Cafe and Cakery – 709 Vernon St. If you or someone you know needs someone to go the movies with, this is a great opportunity to see a film in a group setting. The group will be meeting for coffee, treats and conversation at 6 and will then enjoy this week’s Thursday film at The Civic! While the meet up is geared towards seniors in our community, everyone is welcome! Check out the event on Facebook

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Membership is Important – (and now packs more value than ever before)

The $2.00 discount at the box office is just one of the many perks of being a member of Nelson Civic Theatre Society. Membership is also your ticket to free screenings of classic films and cult favouritespoints towards free admission, popcorn and fountain drinksa voice in the direction of the organization and even more!
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Recently started or renewed your membership? 
Come pick up your new swipe card!

If you’ve been in recently to start or renew your membership, you may have forgotten to pick up your new swipe cardSee us in the office to get your shiny new proof of membership!

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Coming To The Civic
Rampage
Friday, May 11 TBC

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Ryan Engle (screenplay by), Carlton Cuse (screenplay by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman
1Hr 47Min / English / PG

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The Silence – Bergman 100
Monday, May 14 7:30pmTwo sisters—the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)—travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten
1Hr 36Min / Swedish (With Subtitles)

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Itzhak
Wednesday May 16 TBCFrom Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby.

Director: Alison Chernick
Star: Itzhak Perlman
82 Min / English

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