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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!

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00
Edie (102 min., NR)

Following the death of her husband, Edie breaks free from years of his control and rebels against her daughter’s wish for her to move into assisted living by embarking on an adventure she and her father had always longed for: a trip to the Scottish Highlands to climb the world-famous Mt. Suilven. Along the way, she hires young camping shop owner Jonny to be her guide. Despite the generational differences, Jonny encourages Edie to fulfill her dream.

 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, March 21, 2:30
Sleeping Beauty (75 min., G)

Princess Aurora is born to King Stefan and his wife. At a ceremony for her, fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – bestow gifts of magic on the child. But the evil sorceress, Maleficent, shows up and places a curse on the princess – where Aurora will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poisoned spinning wheel. Merryweather tries to undo the damage by casting a spell that will allow princess Aurora to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. The fairies take Aurora to their cottage and raise her as their own child. On her 16th birthday, Aurora meets Prince Phillip and the two fall in love. Maleficent kidnaps the Prince and she tricks Aurora into touching a spinning wheel. Realizing that the Prince is in trouble, the good fairies head to Maleficent’s castle and spring the Prince loose. But the Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent when she turns herself into a fire-breathing dragon. Now the Prince has to be strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil Maleficent.

 

World Water Day Film Event *Due to risk of infection from the Coronavirus the Council of Canadians have cancelled this event.*
Monday, March 23, 6:45 (82 min.)
The Condor and the Eagle

Celebrate World Water Day at the screening of The Condor and The Eagle. This film follows Indigenous leaders who are engaged in critical actions to preserve their territories from environmental destruction through the Americas. We are excited by the opportunities for conversation that this film offers and the chance to deepen our understanding of solidarity to protect Mother Earth.

Co-hosted by The Prince Albert Chapter of The Council of Canadians.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30
Knives Out (130 min., PG13)

Harlan Thrombrey spent a lifetime becoming a rich and successful crime novelist. And on his 85th birthday, he invites his extended family to his mansion, hoping to move past their dysfunctional past and bring them together. Things take a turn for the worse when Harlan is found dead during the party, prompting Detective Benoit Blanc to investigate. But will he be able to find the killer when everyone there that day had a reason to do it?

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00
Stan and Ollie (97 min., PG)

In the 1930s and 1940s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were one of the most popular comedy acts in movies, helplessly bumbling their way through one “fine mess” after another. But by the 1950s, they were has-beens, struggling with health problems and trying to find a way back into the movie business. They embarked on a tour of small theaters in Britain to perform their own material, and possibly re-ignite their old friendship.

 

French Movie Night
Thursday, April 2, 6:30
Patients (111 min., NR)

Patients is the story of a rebirth, a chaotic journey of victories and defeats, tears and bursts of laughter, but above all encounters: we do not heal alone.

Co-sponsored by SCFPA.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30
Little Women (134 min., PG)

In the late 1860’s, the United States is just recovering from the bloody Civil War. Yet, life goes on in New England, where the four March sisters are growing up and discovering who they truly are. The narrative bounces between their times as small children and when they grow up and begin to leave their homes, breaking free from the shackles of their families and coming into their own identities. The four face heartbreak, sadness, love, and joy together in a world that’s rapidly changing around them. They have to help each other change with it, or risk being left behind.

 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, April 11, 2:30
Playing with Fire (96 min., PG)

An elite team of firefighters encounter a massive wildfire and save three young children during a rescue mission. The children stay on with the firefighters and begin to bring their own brand of mischief to the station. As they win over the station dog as well as the other firefighters, their biggest test comes in winning over the head of the team. He is skeptical about having them onsite but they soon grow to appreciate each other.

 

Easter Break Movie
Tuesday, April 14, 2:00
Frozen II (104 min., PG)

They used to fear Elsa’s magic, now it’s their only hope. Following the events of Frozen, Elsa discovers a powerful threat that looms over their home in Arendelle. It appears to be coming from an autumnal forest full of new magic and strange creatures. With the help of Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they must delve deep into the strange forest, stop the mysterious force, and discover the truth behind Elsa’s own powers.

 

Easter Break Movie
Wednesday, April 15, 2:00
Spies in Disguise (102 min., PG)

Following the adventures of international spy, Lance Sterling and science whiz, Walter Beckett, ‘Spies in Disguise’ showcases the unlikely pairing of two polar oppositions on a quest to defeat evil forces. With Lance’s suave, elegant demeanor and Walter’s tech savvy, inventive nature, the odd couple must get past their differences and work as a team if they have any chance of thwarting the imminent peril the world may soon face. In a realm of cool gadgets and supercars, witness their journey from an unlikely pair to an unlikely pair of heroes.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, April 15, 6:15
Ford v. Ferrari (154 min., PG13)

Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca give automotive designer and driver Carroll Shelby a mission: They tell him to create a new type of Ford car that can win the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Shelby is told that the project is like going to war because they’re trying to best Ferrari on the race track. Shelby and a team of U.S. designers and engineers, joined by British race car driver Ken Miles, have 90 days to create this automotive miracle that they have named the Ford GT40. Even if they accomplish the seemingly impossible task of making a car that can go at speeds higher than any Ferrari, they still have to beat Ferrari’s best driver to win the race.

 

Easter Break Movie
Thursday, April 16, 2:00
Playmobil:  The Movie (99 min., PG)

An animated film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys. When her younger brother vanishes into the colorful and animated world of Playmobil, Marla is compelled to abandon her organized and structured life to rescue him. Finding herself on an amazing and unpredictable escapade within this new world, Marla begins to see the potential of which she had never dreamed.

 

Easter Break Movie
Friday, April 17, 2:00
Norm of the North:  Family Vacation (90 min., G)

Overwhelmed with his Kingly duties, Norm’s crown is stolen and he embarks on a journey to find it in conjunction with repairing his family’s relationship.

 

Easter Break Movie
Saturday, April 18, 2:00
Wallace and Gromit:  The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (85 min., G)

When their town’s prized produce starts disappearing, our cheese loving inventor and his savvy canine companion must use all their wildly imaginative inventions to try to capture a mysterious beast of epic and fluffy proportions!

 

NFB Film Club Night
Thursday, April 23, 7:00
Conviction (78 min.)

Bianca, Treena, Laura, and Caitlin are a stark reflection of the troubling worldwide tendency to criminalize and imprison the most vulnerable in society—those most affected by poverty, addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness.  Together with long-time prisoners’ rights advocate Kim Pate

and others, these women collaborate with the filmmakers to answer a deceptively simple question: What would you have needed to avoid incarceration? Through art, photography, filmmaking and poetry, the women inside envision a more ideal world on the outside.

Their creative agency emerges as a force that empowers them to chart the course of their own lives, and they become increasingly engaged in making Conviction—not another “broken prison” film, but rather a “broken society” film.