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Movie Nights

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 from the fall to the spring 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.  Check this page or the calendar on the Adult programming page to find out what’s playing.  See you at the movies!

 

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, October 23, 7:00
Booksmart (102 min., R)

As their high school graduation approaches, two best friends conclude that they’ve spent far too much time studying over the past four years. Though they’re at the top of their class, they had to pay the ultimate price: living a fruitless life. In hopes of undoing years of uneventful nights and missed opportunities, the girls set out an epic adventure that they hope will compensate for their dull high school years.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, October 30, 6:45
Men in Black International (115 min., PG13)

The Men in Black are back to face what might be their greatest threat to date. This time an all-new team is taking it global. Alien attacks have been happening from Morocco to Italy. At the London headquarters Agent M and Agent H work to piece together the clues that will lead them to the otherworldly origins of the attacks. Will the trail lead them to a newly-discovered alien species, or will it find them pursuing one of their own kind?

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00
Gloria Bell (102 min., 14A)

A divorced woman in her 50s decides to reach for the stars and make the most out of life. By day, she’s an average, white-collar professional, but it’s at night when her spirit truly comes alive. Taking to the dance floor, she finally meets a man who might be able to match her passion and zest for life. But it’s not long before complications rear their ugly head, and Gloria is forced to think about how she wants to spend the rest of her days.

 

StrongFront.tv Documentary
Thursday, November 7, 6:30
Urban Eclipse:  Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii, Shoal Lake 40 (77 min.)

A 77 minute documented account of the Shoal Lake water story, as told by the people, and from archives across Canada.  This is their story.

Everyone welcome!

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00
Wild Rose (101 min., R)

An ex-con of great musical aptitude, Rose-Lynn Haven is a mother on a mission. Desperate to leave Glasgow in pursuit of her dreams, Rose-Lynn has her sights set on Nashville, where she hopes she’ll strike it big as a country singer. The only thing standing in her way is her discouraging mother, Marion. Marion, who forces Rose to accept a cleaning job, can’t be bothered with her daughter’s lofty ambitions. Fortunately, the people Rose works for are in her corner.

 

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?

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, November 27, 6:30
Long Shot (125 min., R)

Fred and Charlotte, two unlikely companions, reconnect after years of being apart. Charlotte, Fred’s old babysitter, is now a renowned diplomat with considerable pull in the political sphere. Meanwhile, Fred is flourishing as a self-made journalist and self-proclaimed mischief-maker. With Charlotte well out of his league, Fred is sure he doesn’t stand a chance. In a stunning turn of events, the two kindle a fiery romance rooted in laughter and surprise. As their love blossoms, Fred and Charlotte embark on a series of lighthearted adventures.

 

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.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, December 18, 7:00
Hustlers (107 min., R)

This is about a woman who “just wants to take care of (her) grandma” and “maybe go shopping once in a while.” She decides the best way to make that happen is to start stripping and begins working at a strip club where her fellow strippers become her extended family. Inspired by a New York Magazine article, it’s not only about strippers who are trying to make a living. They are trying to even the score. In classic “Robin Hood” fashion, the strippers concoct a scheme to steal from crooked, wealthy Wall Street bankers for their own gain. What transpires next is a whirlwind of crazy highs and unfortunate lows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: not all films are suitable for a family audience; viewer discretion is advised.