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Movie Magic

What could be better than relaxing with some friends and watching a movie in a lovely theatre?  Sounds pretty good, eh?  Now what if that movie was free?  Well,  things just got even better!  Here at the JMCPL, we host no-cost Movie Nights and Movie Matinees in the Mahon Auditorium.  Just follow the signs downstairs to take advantage of this free service and enjoy some cinematic storytelling.  We screen a wide range of films so there’s something for everyone (just make sure to check the rating first – we adhere to NFB regulations).  Check this page or the calendar on the Tween and Teen programming page to find out what’s playing.  See you at the movies!

 

NFB Film Club Night
Thursday, November 14, 7:00
We Will Stand Up (98 min.)

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00
Fast Color (100 min., PG13)

Magical gifts can become a curse when they can’t be controlled. Ruth’s powers have cursed her with seizures that that cause earthquakes or floods. Because her magic is a danger to those around her, she has chosen to keep her family safe and live her life as a lonely wanderer. Then, when she is hunted by mysterious threats, she runs back to the family she abandoned long ago. Once home, she attempts to mend her broken bond with her mother and the daughter who’s never met her. But will those who chase her find her there? And is the bigger threat the power inside her, or can she learn to find the power she needs within herself?

 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, November 23, 2:30
Spider-Man:  Far from Home (129 min., PG13)

Spider-Man and his friends, Ned, and MJ go on a much awaited European Vacation. Peter Parker plans to leave the path of heroism behind for a while, but it’s quickly dragged into a new adventure. Nick Fury shows up and recruits Spider-Man to investigate the attacks of Elemental creatures across the continent. Their detective work leads to a confrontation with the villain Mysterio. Mysterio engages Spider-Man and Nick Fury using hair-raising illusions and effects that make them question their own senses. Spider-Man is forced to look inward before he is able to defeat Mysterio and complete his adventure far from home.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30
The Art of Racing in the Rain (123 min., PG)

Enzo was born to be a race car driver. There’s just one problem: He’s a golden retriever. He can still watch, though. Through Enzo’s eyes, we learn about the life of his owner, race car driver Denny Swift. Watch Denny experience love, heartache, and more through the eyes of his loyal dog. Conditions aren’t always ideal for Denny and Enzo. Sometimes, the path forward is dark and difficult. In order to get through it, the two must learn from each other the difficult art of racing in the rain.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00
Maiden (93 min., PG)

Tracy Edwards is a young woman working as a cook on charter boats. Although underappreciated and overworked, the young woman dreamed of commanding her own vessel. Through hard work and determination, she is able to become skipper of her own boat. But, being a female skipper wasn’t Edwards only claim to fame. The young woman also staffed an entirely female crew. Shortly after coming together, the female skipper and her all women staff entered the 1989 Whitbread Round World Race.

 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, December 21, 2:30
The Grinch (86 min., PG)

A re-telling of the classic tale about a grumpy old creature living in a cave on Mt. Crumpet who can’t stand to see his neighbors in Whoville enjoying themselves. Things are especially bad at Christmas, when the Whos kick their merriment into high gear with fantastic celebrations. This year, the Grinch decides to dress up like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and steal all the Christmas gifts and decorations so the Whos can’t enjoy the season. What he finds, however, is that Christmas in Whoville is much more than gifts and decorations, it’s a time to celebrate love and friendship.

 

Christmas Break Movie
Friday, December 27, 2:00
Missing Link (94 min., PG)

Sir Lionel Frost has spent much of his life adventuring around the world in search of the truth about mythological monsters. He considers himself an expert on the topic no matter the lack of respect shown to him by his peers in high society. After Lionel receives a letter written supposedly by the mythological Bigfoot, he travels to the Pacific Northwest of America to find proof of a living link between man and beast. When he locates the very real and mysterious being, his life takes an unexpected turn away from his goals after the creature begs him to help it find its cousins in the icy mountains of the Himalayas.

 

Christmas Break Movie
Saturday, December 28, 2:00
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (86 min., G)

When the owners are away, the pets will play. Join Max and all his old friends on a brand-new adventure. Unbeknownst to their owners, these mischievous pets have top-secret lives all their own. Discover all the trouble and fun these hilarious animals get up to after their owners head out into the human world for work and school. For these crazy pets, there’s way more to life than naps on the sofa and barking out the window.

 

Christmas Break Movie
Monday, December 30, 2:00
Pokémon:  Detective Pikachu (105 min., PG)

Based on the 2016 video game of the same name, Detective Pikachu follows the adventures of failed Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman as he helms a search for his acclaimed father, Detective Harry Goodman after it is discovered that he has gone missing. Landing in Ryme City, he encounters his father’s old Pokemon partner Detective Pikachu, and the two unwillingly team up to uncover the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Battling enemies of all shapes and sizes, the duo immerse themselves into the world of the Pokemon universe as they become best friends and unlikely heroes.