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Manakamana

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October 4-5
Saturday, 9-11 pm
Sunday, 7-9 pm
(Nepal/USA 2013, 118 min.) G
In Nepal, English, with English subtitles

“Is it Zen meditation or a travel documentary? An ethnological treatise or an essay on changing religious practices? Is it about landscapes or the people who pass through them? Or is it just a testament to the godlike efficiency of Austrian cable-car technology? Whatever it is, ‘Manakamana’ is a haunting experience, one that requires patience (and then some) but that offers spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic rewards beyond the immediate power of words to describe…’Manakamana’ is a trip. Eleven trips, actually – six up a mountain and five down. Directors Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez anchored a 16 mm camera to the floor of a cable car taking Hindu religious pilgrims to and from the Manakamana Temple, 4,300 feet above sea level on a ridge south of Gorkha, Nepal.” Boston Globe

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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October 4
Saturday, 2 pm
FREE ADMISSION
(Thailand/UK/Germany/France/Spain 2010, 114 min.) G
In Thai with English Subtitles

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave — the birthplace of his first life.

Uvanga

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October 4-5
Saturday, 7-9 pm
Sunday, 9-11 pm
(Canada 2012, 86 min.) 14A

Uvanga (“myself’) is the story of a 13 year-old boy looking for himself in a world that gave him life – a world that he does not know. The boy and his mother make a two-week visit to the High Arctic so that he can connect with his deceased father’s family. Their emotions will follow unexpected trajectories, paralleled by the disorienting High Arctic summer and its twenty-four hours of sunlight. Shot in Nunavut.

The Spirit of the Beehive (Is replacing Thy Womb)

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October 3
Friday, 9-11 pm
FREE ADMISSION

(Spain 1973, 99 min.)

Spain 1940. In the wake of a devastating civil war a young girl in a small Castilian village attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein” and becomes haunted by her memories of it. Visually arresting and spellbinding, Director Victor Erice’s work was produced as Franco’s rule was nearing its end.

Beijing Bicycle

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October 3
Friday, 7-9 pm
FREE ADMISSION
(In Mandarin with English Subtitles 2001, 113 min.) PG

A Chinese drama from sixth-generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, Beijing bicycle premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, 2001 and won the Jury Grand Prix. Beijing Bicycle revolves around a 17-year-old boy from the countryside, Guei (Cui), who finds a job with a courier company. After his new bicycle is stolen one day, the stubborn Guei goes on a search. At the other end of the city, Jian (Li) is a schoolboy who buys Guei’s stolen bicycle from a second-hand market. When Guei’s search brings the two boys together, more than the ownership of the bicycle is brought into question.

Wings of Desire

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October 2
Thursday, 9-11:15 pm
FREE ADMISSION
(Germany 1987, 128 min.) PG
In German with English subtitles

Set in Berlin, Wim Wenders’ sublime Wings of Desire is a timeless classic of immortal, invisible angels who listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one – and experiencing human love. “Wenders is on top form with this lovely effort, dedicated to “all former angels” – they include Yasujiro Ozu and Francois Truffaut.” Variety

The Big City (Is replacing Apur Panchali)

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October 2
Thursday, 6:30-9 pm
FREE ADMISSION
(India 1963, 135 min.) STC
In Bengali with English subtitles
A story of working-class life, Ray builds a powerful human drama surrounding the story of Arati who, despite the protests of her bank clerk husband, decides to take a jog to help support their family.

Blue Jasmine

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October 1
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(93 minutes, 2013) 14A
Director: Woody Allen

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Gymkata

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September 30
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Free with a donation to the Regina Food Bank.
(1985, 90 min. ) 14A

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!