Four Eyes Film Series INDEPENDENT . INTERNATIONAL . ILLUMINATING . IMAGINATIVE
Four Eyes screens notable independent and world films not typically available to film lovers in Lacombe and area. The film series is organized by a group of staff at Mary C. Moore Public Library. We acknowledge and appreciate our partnership with Toronto international Film Festival Film Circuit and Lacombe City Cinemas.
Films screen on the third Wednesday evening of each month (except July and August) at 7pm, at Lacombe City Cinemas.
Can't make it to a screening? Don't worry -- there will be a copy of each film in the library collection.
Advance tickets: $9 each, available at the library on the first of the month until noon on the day of the film
Door tickets are $10 each, cash only, subject to availability
All tickets are final sale. Box office opens at 6:15pm in the lobby of Lacombe City Cinemas.
All ticket proceeds to the library
October 18 >> The Big Sick, directed by Michael Shawlter
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
November 15 >> Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick
In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
December 13 >> The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and Cartoon Saloon, creators of the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestseller. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parvana dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive.
September 20 >> Their Finest, directed by Lone Scherfig
“The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.”
Rated 14A for coarse language
February 15 >> Things to Come (L'avenir), directed by Mia Hansen-Love
In the critically acclaimed Things to Come (L'avenir), “Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.”
Rated PG (coarse language). French and German with English subtitles. Leading actress Isabelle Huppert won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.
March 15 >> 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills
In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women -- Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor -- to help with Jamie's upbringing.
Rated 14A. Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Annette Bening), Oscar Nomination for Best Actress (Annette Bening) and Best Original Screenplay
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April 19 >> Antanarjuat: The Fast Runner, directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with us at our FREE screening of one of the essential moving-image works from Canada’s history!
This sweeping epic features a cast of Inuit actors and is based on an ancient legend. Natar Ungalaaq stars as a young Inuit who falls for a woman (Sylvia Ivalu) who has been promised to the unlikable son of the tribal chief. The drama plays out against a stark Arctic background and includes some astonishing outdoor sequences.
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May 17 >> Moonlight, directed Barry Jenkins
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man, told across three defining chapters in his life, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in Miami.
Rated 14A. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Support Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture.
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June 21 >> I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach
Daniel Blake, age 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain.
Rated R (coarse language).