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Jewish Film Series: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

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October 27
Monday, 7:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION

Join the Regina and District Jewish Association and RPL Film Theatre for a free screening of The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, the first showing in the 2nd Annual Jewish Film Series, taking place throughout the fall. Refreshments will be served.

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker’s sixty-year career in show business.

Canopy

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October 23-26
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(Australia 2013, 80 min.) PG 13

Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, Canopy is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.

Land Ho!

Land Ho!

October 23-26
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
(Iceland/USA 2014, 90 min.) 14A

“The gorgeous scene stealer in this gentle-spirited road movie is the country of Iceland, depicted in breathtaking wide-angle shots by cinematographer Andrew Reed. Providing the camera with a reason to be there is the story of Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn), two aging friends and former brother-in-law on a quest to ‘get our groove back.’ Funded by the more deep-pocketed Mitch, the trip itinerary has them eating high-end restaurants…staying in boutique hotels and traversing the countryside in a rented SUV. The bombastic Kentuckian Mitch takes the lead…Colin, still unsteady after the death of his wife some months earlier, reluctantly agrees – because it’s obviously nearly impossible to say no to Mitch, a weed-smoking, profanity-spewing horndog in adorable-grandpa camouflage.” New York Post

42

42

October 22
Wednesday, 6:45 pm
(128 minutes, 2013) PG
Show starts at 6:45 pm
Director: Brian Helgeland

Brian Helgeland’s historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson. Although Robinson faces ugly, vicious racism from other clubs, fans, and on occasion his own teammates, Rickey encourages him not to fight back. By following that advice, Robinson allows his remarkable athletic talent to speak for itself, and soon the first-year player becomes the most popular player on the team, eventually securing the Rookie of the Year award.

Star Crash

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October 21
Tuesday, 9:00 pm
Free with a donation to the Regina Food Bank.
(1979, 92 min.) PG

Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based improviser and comedian. He is the creator and host of the monthly comedy variety show Red Hot Riot, a core member of General Fools Improvisational Theatre, and has been nominated for four Canadian Comedy Awards. He also really loves movies, and talking.

Talkies is live commentary for less-than-excellent movies. The show features comedian and movie-lover Jayden Pfeifer, joyfully watching B-movies with an audience and commenting on their failings, plot-holes, performances and general eccentricities. Basically, we make fun of bad movies. It’s a lot of fun and free with a donation to the Regina Food Bank. Join us!