4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
We screen independent films at Carnival Cinemas on select Monday nights at 7pm; Visit reelmoviemondays.ca for more details.
All film tickets are final sale, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticket sales available until 4:30pm on film nights: online; phone 403-309-8405; in-person at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. After 4:30pm "At the door" ticket sales commence 6-7pm in the lobby of Carnival Cinemas, and are available cash only for $12 each (no member/student rate or coupons). Advance purchase tickets will be held "Will Call" at the door on film night under the purchaser's name; look for our table in the lobby of Carnival Cinemas starting 1 hour before the film screens.
Reel Movie Mondays gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit www.tiff.net/filmcircuit.
Directed by Sebastián Lelio, Rated 14A
Chile | 103 minutes | Spanish w/English subtitles, Mongrel Media
LGBTQ | SOCIAL JUSTICE | LIFE EXPERIENCES | IDENTITY LATIN AMERICAN
When her significantly older boyfriend dies under what is made out to be suspicious circumstances, transgender woman Marina (Daniela Vega) comes into conflict with both the man's family and the authorities, forcing her to fight not only to clear her name, but for the one thing she demands above all: respect. Making nods to Almodóvar and Fassbinder, the new film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) is both an incisive character study and an alluring exercise in style.
Directed by Armando Iannucci, Not Yet Rated
France, United Kingdom, Belgium | 107 minutes | English, Elevation Pictures
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | HISTORY
A specialist in black humour whose television and film work includes the scathing political satires The Thick of It, Veep, and the Oscar-nominated In the Loop, Armando Iannucci is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet Supremo and his band of scheming bootlicks. Deploying a wide range of English-speaking actors with an assortment of accents — Cockney, Brooklyn, Liverpool — Iannucci sends a not-so-subtle message that Stalin and his inner circle were a bunch of arrivistes who wound up at the helm of a Cold War superpower.
The year is 1953. Joseph Stalin seems in hale (albeit paranoid) condition, terrorizing everyone, summarily killing off any suspected dissenters, and keeping even his cronies on edge. That comes to an abrupt halt one morning when the dictator is found belly-up on the floor of his office following a stroke. What follows is Iannucci's version of hijinks: the plotting and jostling for power by a group of connivers who cowered under their boss. All of the top lackeys are in contention — milquetoast Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), wiseguy Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), bewildered Molotov (Michael Palin), thuggish Zhukov (Jason Isaacs), and depraved Beria (Simon Russell Beale), with Stalin's drunken son Vasily (Rupert Friend) and jaded daughter Svetlana (Andrea Riseborough) off to the side. They move with the clumsiness of aspirants not up to the job but desperate for it anyway. Within the burlesque of The Death of Stalin is a timely allegory about venal, unfit leaders and corrupt governance — the kind of comedy that is Iannucci's specialty. It's not hard to imagine similar, if less bloody, events unfolding in a different capital today.
Directed by Samuel Maoz, Not Yet Rated
Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland | 114 min. | Hebrew, Arabic, German w/English subtitles, Mongrel Media
DRAMA | LIFE EXPERIENCES | CONFLICT | NORTH AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN
The reported death of an upper-class Israeli couple's soldier son sparks a series of tragicomically absurd events, in the new film from award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz.
Maoz's follow-up to his debut feature Lebanon (which won the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival) focuses on upper-class Israeli couple Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna (Sarah Adler), who experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan while on duty. Unable to find solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family or the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael spirals into anger, only to subsequently experience one of life's unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Moving from the grieving parents' apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Foxtrot shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness.
Directed by Ziad Doueiri, Rated 14A
France / Lebanon | 113 minutes | Arabic w/English subtitles, The Archive
HISTORY | DRAMA | GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | NORTH AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN
One afternoon in the dog days of a Beirut summer, Tony gets into an altercation with Yasser over a broken drainpipe. Tony is a mechanic and a Christian. Yasser is a construction foreman and a Palestinian. When Tony, hard-nosed and hot-headed, refuses to accept Yasser's half-hearted apology, two bruised male egos begin to swell. Tony utters an unforgiveable insult to Yasser. With a speed neither man could foresee, their personal argument escalates through the neighbourhood and the city to the national stage. The dispute comes to encapsulate the lasting legacy of the Lebanese Civil War — and becomes a lightning rod for people with more power than either man to pursue their own agendas. Co-written with Joelle Touma, The Insult is an impeccably made political drama, layered with clever observations on the complex history of the region.
Directed by Richard Loncraine, Not Yet Rated
UK | 111 minutes | English, Entertainment One
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling.
But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance.
Featuring a star studded cast including Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman, Finding Your Feet is a hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy proving that it’s never too late to start again.
Buy your tickets in advance at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, with discounts for MAG members (Member price not available online). Tickets will also be available at the door of Carnival Cinemas on the screening night from 6-7pm by Cash Only for a flat rate of $12 each, based on availability. Look for our table in the lobby.
Located in downtown Red Deer, Carnival Cinemas is your Destination Location for all your entertainment needs. Check out their comfortable seats, friendly staff, and amazing popcorn! Have you checked out their pin ball machines yet? Super cool! We thank Carnival Cinemas for being Reel Movie Mondays' screening partner. They are a super stellar locally owned and independently operated cinema who is supportive of their community partners.
LOCATION: 5402 — 47 STREET RED DEER, AB T4N 6Z4
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