What’s Playing at The Civic – May 25 – 31, 2018

Discover Circus, Deathtival Films, Aboriginal Docs and Willie Thrasher Live in Concert!

MAY 25 – 31
Now Playing At the Civic Theatre
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Discover Circus Presents: Blast Off! An Intergalactic Tour
Friday May 25 7:00pm, Saturday May 26 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday May 27 7:00pm

Come join us for a circus fuelled journey through the most exciting parts of the cosmos! Board the Spaceship Discovery and visit a curated selection of stars, planets, extraterrestrial civilizations, stellar phenomena, and galactic space creatures. Blast Off: An Intergalactic Tour is a feature length, live performance created entirely from the Discover Circus community, involving aerial and partner acrobatics, dance, and much more!

Babette’s Feast – Deathtival
Monday May 28 5:00pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor’s daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel
Writers: Karen Blixen (short story), Gabriel Axel (screenplay)
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
1Hr 43Min / Danish (With Subtitles)

Stand by Me – Deathtival
Monday May 28 7:15pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Raynold Gideon (screenplay)
Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
1Hr 29Min / English / PG

Departures (おくりびと) – Deathtival
Monday May 28 9:30pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita
Writer: Kundô Koyama (screenplay)
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
2Hrs 10Min / Japanese (With Subtitles) / G

My Life as a Dog – Deathtival
Tuesday May 29 5:00pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

A boy and his brother don’t get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they’re separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Reidar Jönsson (novel), Lasse Hallström
Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén
1Hr 41Min / Swedish (With Subtitles) / PG

Harold and Maude – Deathtival
Tuesday May 29 7:15pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Colin Higgins
Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles
1Hr 31Min / English / G

Solaris (1972) – Deathtival
Tuesday May 29 9:30pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living. 

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel),Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay)
Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
2Hrs 47Min / Russian, German (With Subtitles)

Dying at Grace – Deathtival
Wednesday May 30 2:00pm

Part of the Kalein Centre’s Deathtival series, a component of their three day event, Woken Up: Journeys of Death, Grief, and a Whole Lot of Living.

Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

Director: Allan King
Stars: Phyllis Bobbitt, Joyce Bone, Norman Collins
2Hrs 28Min / English

Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters
Wednesday May 30 7:30pm
The first event of a two-day line up of documentaries and performance celebrating indigenous art and activism to kick off Indigenous History Month.
Maker of Monsters is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, an enigmatic carver from a tiny village on the remote Northwest Coast of British Columbia.
Beau Dick’s remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world.

Director: Natalie Boll and LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas
English / PG

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World and The Recordings of Willie Thrasher
Thursday May 31 5:00pm
Kicking off day 2 of 2-day series celebrating Indigenous art and activism, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, is a powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. Featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time, Rumble, exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.
1Hr 43 Min / English / PG

Following Rumble, the short doc, The Recording of Willie Thrasher, made by local filmmaker, Adam O. Thomas, follows the career of Willie Thrasher, an Inuk singer-songwriter from Aklavik, Inuvik.

Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback Live in Concert
Thursday May 31 8:30pm
Closing out the Indigenous art and activism series, we are thrilled to be bringing Willie Thrasher and his partner Linda Saddleback live to The Civic Stage on May 31st.

Kevin “DJ Sipreano” Howes researched, compiled and curated the 2014 Grammy and Polaris Prize-nominated Native North America, Vol. 1 after discovering Willie Thrasher’s ’81 CBC produced album, Spirit Child, while performing a deep crate dive for rare records.

Many of the artists featured on the compilation are experiencing a career revival since, and giving the rest of us a chance to hear these amazing musicians and their stories.

Willie Thrasher and his partner Linda Saddleback show no signs of slowing with a quick turn around for a show in London England following their Nelson performance.

Buy tickets to the concert as well as the two docs on the 31st and save $5!

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Volunteer Training Session Coming Up
Our first quarterly training session will be held in June

Sunday, June 10th at 11am, we will be holding a training session for volunteers! The session is mandatory for all Civic volunteers. Currently volunteer with us? Check your email to sign up. Interested in joining our volunteer team? Contact Aimee at aimee@civictheatre.ca and join us at our training session!

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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Coming To The Civic
Avengers: Infinity War
Friday June 1 TBCThe Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely (screenplay by)
Stars: Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin
2Hrs 29Min / English / PG

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Ocean’s 8
Friday June 15 TBCDebbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay), Olivia Milch (screenplay)
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway
Runtime TBD / English / Rating TBD

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