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Sep
16
Tue
Boyhood
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

Boyhood1-712x1030Directed by Richard Linklater

Rated PG, 165 mins

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Sep
17
Wed
The Act of Killing (Fundraiser)
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
“I aAOK with quotesm fundraising for a program called Canada World Youth, which is a six month international volunteer program in Whitehorse, and Pulau Pramuka in Indonesia. CWY-JCM is an organization that envisions a world of passionate and engaged global citizens who will take responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone. I couldn’t hope for anything better and I hope you’ll come out and support this endeavour.
Yours,
Taavi Wickman-Ratthe”
The Act of Killing
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Produced amongst others by, Errol Morris and Werner Herzog
Up for best documentary at the 2014 Oscars, winner of best doc at the BAFTA awards and scoring a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Act of Killing not only represents the best in documentary, but film in general.  Operating on a myriad of levels, director Joshua Oppenheimer uses the constructed media of film within the film to bring to light the problematic shifting nature of truth and history.

The film focuses on theIndonesian killings of 1965-66,  an ostensibly anti-communist purge in which more than 500,000 people were killed. When Suharto overthrew Sukarno, the President of Indonesia, following the failed coup of the 30 September Movement  in 1965, the gangsters Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry in Medan were promoted from selling black market movie theatre tickets to leading the most powerful death squad in North Sumatra. They also extorted money from ethnic Chinese before killing them. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people by methods such as strangulation with wire.

Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of the right-wing paramilitary organization  that grew out of the death squads. The organization is so powerful that its leaders include government ministers who are openly involved in corruption, election rigging, clearing people from their land for developers, and genocide. 

Invited by Oppenheimer, Anwar and his friends recount and re-enact their experiences and some of their killings for the cameras, and make dramatic scenes depicting their memories and feelings about the killings. The scenes are produced in the style of their favorite film genres: gangster, western, and musical. Various aspects of Anwar and his friends’ filmmaking process are shown, but as they begin to dramatize Anwar’s own nightmares, the fiction scenes begin to take over the film’s form, leading the film to become increasingly surreal. Oppenheimer has called the result “a documentary of the imagination”.  
Sep
18
Thu
The F Word
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

f-word-180462Directed by Michael Dowse

Rated PG, 98 mins.

The F Word is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Sep
24
Wed
Manet: Portraying Life (Exhibition on Screen)
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

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NEW THIS SEASON – TWO THEATRES ARE BETTER THAN ONE!!

We are thrilled to announce The Capitol Theatre and The Civic Theatre’s collaborative project PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN throughout the 2014-15 season!

In partnership with MEI Events International and Cineplex Front Row Center, both of your hometown theatres will be screening full scale pre-recorded live performances from The Royal Opera House, The National Theatre of Britain and The Globe Theatre, Exhibition on Screen and Classic Concert Series.

All screenings are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.

This eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts was the first ever retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet.  Spanning this enigmatic and, at times, controversial artist’s entire career Manet: Portraying Life brought together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Manet’s portraiture has never been explored in exhibition form, despite it forming around half of his artistic output. He painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of the day, giving life not only to his subjects but also to Parisian society. The exhibition consisted of more than 50 works; including portraits of his most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff, luminaries of the period; Antonin Proust, Émile Zola and Stéphane Mallarmé, along with scenes from everyday life revealing Manet’s forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture.

The film revealed exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition’s preparation, which normally go unseen by the public, and interwove a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.  Host Tim Marlow and special guests looked at the craft of one of the all-time great artists, the ‘father of modern art’.

Oct
8
Wed
Carmen (Royal Opera House) @ the Capitol
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

Carmen-ROHsiteTwo theatres are better than one.

We are thrilled to announce The Civic Theatre and The Capitol Theatre’s collaboration project.

Throughout the 2014-2015 season, and in partnership with M.E.I Events International and Cineplex Front Row Center, both of your hometown theatres will be screening full scale pre-recorded live performances from the Royal Opera House. the National Theatre of Britain, the Globe Theatre, Great Art of Screen, and Concert Series!

All screenings are on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  Programs and dates are subject to change.

Each theatre is managing its own tickets.  Adult $15, Student $12

Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello’s vivid production of Bizet’s opera.

Don José is a young soldier in the army in Seville. He intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village, but when he meets the sensual and high-spirited Carmen, his head is soon turned…

Carmen was based on a popular novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, which enticed French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and Georges Bizet’s opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875. Bizet died shortly after, never learning of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve – it has been staged over 500 times at Covent Garden alone.

Carmen contains many well-loved numbers, such as Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Escamillo’s rousing Toreador’s song, in which he celebrates the thrill of the bullfight. Richly coloured designs capture the sultry heat of the Spanish sun, while ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters bring 19th-century Seville alive. This combination of memorable music, vivid setting and dramatic story have made Carmen one of the most popular operas in the world.

With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare and erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don José, this Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate and sumptuously exotic reading of one of the world’s favourite operas.

Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet’s irresistible score drives the tragedy forward, in this powerful landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

Oct
29
Wed
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest @ the Civic
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Portrait-Poster–Hungarian-Rhapsody-QueenTwo theatres are better than one.

We are thrilled to announce The Civic Theatre and The Capitol Theatre’s collaboration project.

Throughout the 2014-2015 season, and in partnership with M.E.I Events International and Cineplex Front Row Center, both of your hometown theatres will be screening full scale pre-recorded live performances from the Royal Opera House. the National Theatre of Britain, the Globe Theatre, Great Art of Screen, and Concert Series!

All screenings are on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  Programs and dates are subject to change.

Each theatre is managing its own tickets.  Adult $15, Student $12

In July 1986, as part of the Magic tour which, poignantly, was the last to feature Freddie Mercury, Queen played Hungary for the first time. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first western rock concert staged in a stadium behind the Iron Curtain.

The concert held such significance to the Hungarian authorities that an unprecedented collaboration of Hungary’s top film cameraman and technicians were formed to record it. Aside from depicting Queen’s live performance, the film includes montages of highlights of the band’s legendary visit and a unique insight into the Hungarian film-making style adapted to western rock music.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favourite hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and I Want To Break Free.

Nov
12
Wed
The Tempest (Globe on Screen) @ the Civic
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Two theatres are better than one.

We are thrilled to announce The Civic Theatre and The Capitol Theatre’s collaboration project.

Throughout the 2014-2015 season, and in partnership with M.E.I Events International and Cineplex Front Row Center, both of your hometown theatres will be screening full scale pre-recorded live performances from the Royal Opera House. the National Theatre of Britain, the Globe Theatre, Great Art of Screen, and Concert Series!

All screenings are on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  Programs and dates are subject to change.

Each theatre is managing its own tickets.  Adult $15, Student $12

TheTempest-2Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island.

He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban.

When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long
contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.

Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of
forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

About the production:
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Herrin

Designer: Max Jones
Composer: Stephen Warbeck

CAST: Roger Allam • Jason Baughan • Jessie Buckley
Sam Cox • Pip Donaghy • Trevor Fox • Peter Hamilton Dyer
James Garnon • Joshua James • William Mannering
Colin Morgan • Matthew Raymond • Sarah Sweeney
Amanda Wilkin