First Class Film Nights – Wednesdays

Phoenix Centre and TIFF - First Class Film Nights

January 11th - Opening Night

Genius

Genius is a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" by A. Scott Berg.

Critical Notes

"An intriguing study of the personalities and torturous process behind some of the early 20th century's great writing." - Tom Russo, Boston Globe

Film Information

Director: Michael Grandage
Cast:: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney
Year: 2016
Runtime: 104 minute
Country: UK, USA
Language: English
Distributor: Elevation
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

Event Night Sponsor: Dean Burchart, Royal LePage


February 8th

The Dressmaker

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Critical Notes

"Moorhouse's adaptation of Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn't mean it won't have them in stitches." Justin Chang, Variety

Film Information

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast::  Liam Hemsworth, Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118 min
Country: Australia
Language: English
Distributor: Entertainment One
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NB

Event Night Sponsor: Algonquin College Waterfront Campus

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March 8th

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is a hilarious and heart-warming comedydrama about Ben, a free-thinking father of six (Viggo Mortensen) raising his kids in the woods of Washington state. When a family emergency forces them to leave their self-created paradise home and embark on a road trip across the country, Ben finds his unconventional ideas about parenting challenged by the real world.

Critical Notes

"Captain Fantastic is an engaging character study about compromise, humility, letting go and love of family. It's one of the best films you'll see all year." - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

"Captain Fantastic leaves viewers with the cheering, deeply affecting image of a dad whose superpowers lie in simply doing the best that he can." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Film Information

Director: Matt Ross
Cast:: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Kathryn Hahn
Year: 2016
Runtime: 118 minute
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Entertainment One
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

Event Night Sponsor: Frank Carroll Financial

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April 5th

Lion

Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, LION is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family.

Critical Notes

Lion is ultimately an excellent example of its type-a resonant true story told, not with manipulative cliches, but with refreshing confidence.

Film Information

Director: Garth Davis
Cast::  Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Year: 2016
Runtime: 118 Minute
Country: Australia
Language: English
Distributor: Entertainment One
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

Event Night Sponsor: Tim Hortons - Pembroke

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Location: Festival Hall

Doors Open: 6:30pm | Showtimes: 7:30pm

Tickets prices are as follows:

  • 4 Tickets = $50.00
  • 3 Tickets = $40.00
  • 2 Tickets = $30.00
  • 1 Ticket = $20.00

Tickets are transferable and can be purchased at the door. Please note, this is a cash only event.

Purchase tickets HERE or at the Phoenix Centre, Pembroke Mall Office, Frank Carroll Financial and Mulvihill Drug Mart in Petawawa

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