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    Descriptive info: .. Welcome to the Ancaster 2014 Film Fest.. Film Fest Menu.. Who are we?.. Local Sponsors.. Contact Us -.. Library Archive of previously screened films.. The 2013 Year in Review.. Audience 2012 Survey.. 2015 Membership Announcement.. Reel Speak - Comments from our Patrons.. Ancaster FilmFest on Facebook.. Check movies currently showing in your area.. Film.. Screening Date.. Time.. All screenings are at Ancaster Silver City (Meadowlands Plaza).. The Film Fest thanks Cineplex/Famous Players, Ancaster Silver City and the Film Circuit for their ongoing support.. Non-members are always welcome and pay $9 at matinees and $10 at the evening screening.. Belle.. Monday, August 25.. 1 P.. M.. , 4 P.. 7:15 P.. The Grand  ...   for covering the cost of our ticket printing for the 2014 season.. Kelsey's Meadowlands.. will provide a.. 15%.. discount to Ancaster Film Fest members on presentation of a current membership card.. This discount is on food and beverages (excluding alcoholic drinks) and valid on Ancaster Film Fest film dates.. The Ancaster Film Fest thanks.. Claudine Bodden.. , General Manager of.. , for arranging this kind offer.. Read the latest Ancaster Film Fest Program Night Notes (September 8, 2014).. All profits from the Ancaster Film Fest will be given to local charity organizations including local food banks and the Out of the Cold program.. Visitors since October 15, 2005.. :.. :.. Updated:.. October 8, 2014..

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  • Title: Who Are We?
    Descriptive info: The Ancaster Film Fest is a not for profit organization.. All profits from our screenings will be donated to local food banks and the Out of the Cold program.. We are part of the.. Film Circuit.. , a grassroots initiative coordinated through.. the Toronto International Film Festival.. - a festival now considered among the best in the world.. The Film Circuit promotes and facilitates screenings of the finest Canadian and international independent films in 180 communities across Canada.. These activities ensure cultural access to residents, promote national artist and films and generate significant economic benefits for both the Canadian film industry and the local community.. Film Circuit programmes include the Volkswagen Canadian Short Film Showcase that featured among the very best Canadian short films from across the country.. The Circuit s past international outreach initiatives have included the Canadian Cinema Showcase, that toured a selection of Canada s highly acclaimed films across the UK, including Scotland,  ...   MOTORCYCLE DIARIES.. OSAMA.. SAINT RALPH.. THE SEA INSIDE.. SEDUCING DOCTOR LEWIS.. SPELLBOUND.. VERA DRAKE.. A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.. SUMMER, SPRING, FALL, WINTER AND.. SPRING.. The circuit s film growth has increased on average by 30% each year since its inception (last year by 50%).. In 2004, over 1400 volunteers presented about 2400 screenings of over 160 films to an appreciative audience of over 400,000 people.. Canadian films have generated over 27% of the total attendance compared to 2% in the commercial national average.. From 1998 on the Film Circuit has grown some 550%.. The Ancaster Film Fest presents an opportunity for Hamilton area residents to attend screenings at the Silver City Theatres in the Meadowlands Power Centre in Ancaster.. Started in February, 2004 the festival now presents 11 different films on selected Mondays during the year.. There are no screenings in June, July, August and December so as not to conflict with Silver City's blockbuster seasons.. Return..

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  • Title: Ancaster FilmFest 2013 Sponsors
    Descriptive info: Sponsors of the 2014 Ancaster Film Fest.. The Ancaster Film Fest gratefully acknowledges the support of the following local companies:.. Sponsors.. , Brown Vitulli LLP Lawyers.. ,1060-120 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V2, Telephone 905-528-3003 X 208, Fax 905-528-6543.. the designers Printing.. , 1070 Rymal Rd.. E.. , Hamilton (905) 388-0748 Fax (905) 388-4122.. Click here to send an email message.. InvestPro Realty and Appraisal Ltd.. (Dino Nicosia), 730 Brant Street, Suite 102, Burlington (905) 631-6500, Fax: (905) 631-6505.. Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, Hamilton-Wentworth Branch.. Over 300 Retired Women Teachers from Hamilton-Wentworth Public, Catholic and Private local school boards - elementary, secondary, and post-secondary.. In addition to 8 major events, we have 18 Interest Groups active during the year.. We welcome new members!.. Teacher's Credit Union.. , Corporate Mailing Address: Teachers Credit Union, 75 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Y9,  ...   114 Fax: 905-525.. 6300.. Kelsey's Restaurant.. : 771 Golflinks Rd.. , Ancaster (905) 304-5100.. Rastin's Wilson St.. Pharmacy.. : 323 Wilson St.. , Ancaster (905) 648-6343 Fax: (905) 648-8934.. Francis X.. Rocchi, BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor.. , Hamilton City Centre, 77 James St.. North, Suite 310, Hamilton L8R 2K3 (905) 570-1602.. Fax: (905) 570-8655 1-800-267-8331.. Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club.. Breakfast Meeting Every Tuesday 7:15 AM East Side Marios, University Plaza Dundas.. Guests Welcome.. 905-627-3869.. Click here to send a message.. Phil Winer Investment Advisor.. , Retirement Planner, Burgeonvest Bick Securities Limited, 1001 Champlain Avenue, Suite 201 Burlington, Ontario L7L5Z4 Tel: (905) 336-9544, 1-800-289-6235.. Click here to visit the web site.. Tree House Press Inc.. , 2-110 Lancing Drive, Hamilton (905)574-3399, 1-800-776-8733 (TREE),.. Fax: (905) 574-0228.. Walter and Christine Boyd,.. Boyd Financial.. , 189 Broad Leaf Crescent, Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 3M6 905-304-7833..

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  • Title: Ancaster Film Fest
    Descriptive info: Ancaster FilmFest 2004-2013 Archive.. The dvd icon to the right of each film indicates that the film is available from the AFF Library for a $2 rental fee.. DVD are available for renting at the theatre on a film date and must be returned on the subsequent film date.. The 'X' icon to the right of each film indicates that the film is NOT available from our Library at this time.. Archive Links.. Film Title.. OnLine Review.. Attendance.. Audience Rating.. Library.. February 2, 2004.. Dirty Pretty Things.. Rotten Tomatoes.. 330.. 8.. 4.. March 1, 2004.. The Station Agent.. 380.. 5.. April 5, 2004.. The Corporation.. 350.. 7.. 7.. May 3, 2004.. The Snow Walker.. 181.. 1.. May 17, 2004.. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.. 212.. 9.. September 13, 2004.. La Grande Séduction (Seducing Dr.. Lewis).. 271.. 3.. October 4, 2004.. I'm Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura).. 272.. 0.. October 18, 2004.. Festival Express.. 199.. November 1, 2004.. Since Otar Left.. 219.. November 15, 2004.. Wilby Wonderful.. 204.. January 10, 2005.. Stage Beauty.. 305.. February 7, 2005.. The MotorCycle Diaries.. 298.. March 7, 2005.. A Very Long Engagement.. 359.. 6.. April 4, 2005.. The Machinist.. 276.. May 2, 2005.. Hotel Rwanda.. 293.. 9.. 2.. May 16, 2005.. Saint Ralph.. 261.. September 12, 2005.. Millions.. 240.. October 3, 2005.. Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room.. 214.. October 17, 2005.. Sabah.. IMDB.. 258.. November 7, 2005.. Junebug.. 341.. November 21, 2005.. Proof.. 268.. January 9, 2006.. Capote.. 394.. February 6, 2006.. Good Night and Good Luck.. 374.. March 6, 2006.. Paradise Now.. 327.. April 3, 2006.. Mrs.. Henderson Presents.. 367.. May 1, 2006.. The World's Fastest Indian.. 348.. May 15, 2006.. C.. R.. Z.. Y.. 206.. September 11, 2006.. A Prarie Home Companion.. 294.. October 2, 2006.. A Simple Curve.. 287.. October 16, 2006.. Journals of Knud Rasmussen.. 299.. 5.. October 30, 2006.. Wordplay.. 295.. November 6, 2006.. Joyeux Noel.. 142.. Half Nelson.. 201.. January 8, 2007.. Catch A Fire.. 453.. February 5, 2007.. Volver.. 621.. March 5, 2007.. Snow Cake.. 501.. April 2, 2007.. The Italian.. 171.. The Painted Veil.. April 23, 2007.. The Lives of Others.. 478.. May 7, 2007.. Away From Her.. 636.. September 10, 2007.. The Namesake.. 154.. La Vie En Rose.. October 1, 2007.. Amazing Grace.. 448.. October  ...   133.. Departures.. October 5, 2009.. Cairo Time.. 672.. October 19, 2009.. The Damned United.. 639.. November 2, 2009.. Food Inc.. 533.. January 11, 2010.. Empties.. 673.. February 1, 2010.. Me and Orson Welles.. 668.. February 22, 2010.. An Education.. 608.. March 8, 2010.. The Young Victoria.. April 12, 2010.. The Last Station.. 756.. April 26, 2010.. A Prophet.. 522.. May 10, 2010.. The Messenger.. June 7, 2010.. Micmacs, A Tire Larigot.. 461.. August 30, 2010.. The Secret in Their Eyes.. 561.. September 13, 2010.. Mother and Child.. 532.. October 18, 2010.. Soul Kitchen.. 581.. November 1, 2010.. Nowhere Boy.. Tamara Drewe.. January 3, 2011.. The Father of My Children.. 730.. January 24, 2011.. Barney's Version.. 890.. February 7, 2011.. Made in Dagenham.. 728.. February 23, 2011.. Incendies.. 691.. March 7, 2011.. Blue Valentine.. 652.. April 11, 2011.. Another Year.. 697.. April 18, 2011.. Music from the Big House.. 787.. May 9, 2011.. The First Grader.. 772.. August 29, 2011.. Win Win.. 388.. In a Better World.. September 12, 2011.. The Whistleblower.. 452.. The Tree of Life.. October 12, 2011.. Sarah's Key.. 843.. November 7, 2011.. Starbuck.. 750.. January 9, 2012.. The Way.. 872.. January 23, 2012.. My Week with Marilyn.. 998.. February 6, 2012.. Cafe de Flore.. 809.. February 22, 2012.. A Separation.. 854.. March 5, 2012.. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.. 844.. April 4, 2012.. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.. 819.. April 16, 2012.. Coriolanus.. 391.. May 7, 2012.. Monsieur Lazhar.. 556.. In Darkness.. 234.. August 27, 2012.. The Intouchables.. 837.. September 10, 2012.. Bernie.. 541.. Oslo August 31st.. 125.. October 15, 2012.. Beasts of the Southern Wild.. 592.. The Queen of Versailles.. Rotten Tomaties.. November 5, 2012.. Rebelle (War Witch).. January 7, 2013.. The Sessions.. 521.. Anna Karenina.. January 28, 2013.. Still Mine.. 722.. A Late Quartet.. February 11, 2013.. The Perks of Being a Wallflower.. 135.. Amour.. 797.. March 4, 2013.. The Impossible.. 231.. A Royal Affair.. 497.. April 8, 2013.. Quartet.. 308.. The Angel's Share.. 630.. April 22, 2013.. No.. 677.. May 13, 2013.. The Sapphires.. 794.. August 26, 2013.. Love is All You Need.. 296.. --.. The Reluctant Fundamentalist.. 377.. --.. September 9, 2013.. Hannah Arendt.. 160.. Good Old Freda.. 428.. October 7, 2013.. Way Way Back.. 535.. A Hijacking.. 252.. November 4, 2013.. In a World.. 277.. Wadjda.. 569..

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  • Title: 2012 FilmFest Review
    Descriptive info: The 2013 Ancaster FilmFest Review.. It is hard to believe that 2014 will be our 11th year in operation.. 9112.. patrons attended the twelve dates and twenty films in 2013, our tenth year of operation.. This total represents an average of.. 759.. people per screening date.. In 2013, we placed fourth in cumulative attendance among the 160 Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit sites across Canada.. $16 067.. has been donated from the proceeds of our twelve film dates in 2013.. All proceeds from our box office were donated to charities and service organizations - mostly local.. $8400.. was donated to the.. Hamilton Out of the Cold program.. $1600.. was donated to.. Neighbour to Neighbour  ...   School.. in Nunavut.. Ancaster Silver City.. $280.. Knights of Columbus.. $250.. Ancaster Magic Basketball Program.. $242.. donated to Films at Fieldcote.. Our average attendance over the ten years has steadily increased from 262 to 283 to 322 to 496 to 544 to 577 to 602 to 733 to 772 to a slight drop to 759 this past year.. Combined results for our ten years total 114 dates and 137 films with an average of 545 patrons per screening date and a total donation of.. $123 000.. to our selected charities.. Thank you to all our members and non members for your ongoing support.. Thank you also to our team of volunteers.. Together you make AFF possible..

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  • Title: 2012 Survey Form
    Descriptive info: Ancaster Film Fest 2012 Survey.. Monsieur Lahzar.. Respondents.. 69.. 71.. 60.. 57.. 58.. 64.. 40.. 62.. 22.. Number of 10's.. 2.. 3.. 1.. 4.. 10.. Number of 9's.. 24.. 25.. 12.. 19.. 11.. 23.. 30.. Number of 8's.. 21.. 15.. 20.. 13.. Number of 7's.. Number of 6's.. 0.. Number of 5's.. Number of 4's or less.. Median.. Mode.. 8, 9.. Average.. % 8 and more.. 80.. 72..  ...   often for the film.. More than 1 numeric value within a cell indicates a tie between the numbers.. : 50% of the respondents picked that rating or higher for the film.. 10: One of the best films I have seen.. 9: Excellent.. 8: Very good.. 7: Good.. 6: Above average.. 5: Average.. 4: Below average.. 3: Poor.. 2: Bad.. 1: One of the worst movies I have seen..

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    Descriptive info: 2015 Membership Ticket Information.. 2015 Membership Information.. Click on the image to download the membership form.. Our 2015 Memberships will be available as follows:.. Current members may renew prior to any of our screenings on Monday October 6.. Current non-members can purchase memberships for 2015 on Monday November 3 from 3:00 p.. m.. to 4:00 p.. on a first come first served basis.. Any one person can purchase two memberships for current non-members.. Non-members in 2015 will continue to be able to buy tickets for any screening.. Tickets are $9 each at the matinee screenings and $10 at the evening screenings.. Between 50 - 90 non members will be admitted immediately at each screening (the number depends on the theatre we receive and the expected attendance).. In cases of an anticipated 'full house' a rush line may be set up for non members arriving after the quota for immediately admitted non-members has been reached.. The rush line will be admitted into the theatre approximately 10 minutes before screening and the remaining seating will likely be in the front 4-5 rows.. ·.. The 2015 membership card will be active from January to November 2015.. (Keep your current membership card until the end of the 2014 year on Monday November 3.. )  ...   first eight films attended, will cost $8 each.. Kelsey's 15% deal will be included again this year (15% discount on food and non alcoholic beverages on the day of a screening for the holder of a valid membership card).. Memberships will be sold to current members prior to each screening on Monday, October 6.. Remaining memberships will be sold to current non-members on Monday, November 3 on a first-come first-serve basis at 3:00 p.. and 6:00 p.. (if memberships remain).. Maximum two memberships per person.. Exact payment is appreciated.. Cheques should be made payable to the Ancaster Film Fest and may be post dated to December 15, 2014.. We cannot accept credit or debit cards.. Lost cards will not be replaced.. If a membership is lost then all films up to that point in time will be counted as attended.. It is very difficult to track the usage of lost cards.. A membership card may be used only once for any film.. Note: Membership cards may not be used for the AGH Film Fest (in the event we participate again in 2015).. Tickets and packages would be sold separately for that festival.. Click here if you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.. Email any questions to.. ancasterfilmfest@cogeco..

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  • Title: Reel Speak
    Descriptive info: Ancaster Film Fest 2012 Patrons' Comments.. (.. Each of the menu items links to either general comments about the FilmFest or comments concerning specific films screened during the 2012 season.. ).. Click here to view comments on films shown during previous seasons (2004-2011).. Menu.. General Comments.. Salmon Fishing on the Yemen.. GENERAL COMMENTS.. Julian, you and your team do am amazing job of choosing for us a wide variety of films: some disturbing, other entertaining but all choices generate some interesting discussion afterwards.. Thanks for your efforts for us.. Kay S.. Keep up the good work.. your selection is varied.. Sandy L.. What can I say ? great selections and something for everyone; stay on this path.. makes going to the movies enjoyable again.. Rai F.. The AFF is such a treasure.. It brings the world of superior acting and challenging plots to us through movies that we would not ordinarily have access to.. Thank you all for your knowledge and dedication - it is very much appreciated.. Dee M.. The popularity of AFF has increased to the point where getting a seat requires arriving really early at the theatre.. Are we ready for a 9:30 showing? Excellent selection of films.. Thanks.. Inez G.. I especially love the movies I cannot find elsewhere.. Question: what is the distribution model for independents? Where can I find similar films to download? Netflix is horrible and even iTunes is mainstream.. Thx.. Pamela H.. Thanks to the AFF team for bringing us such wonderful, thought-provoking films.. Great choice of charities too.. Deb G.. The AFF films have become a major event in our lives.. Glad we found you.. Keep up your good work.. Anon.. Thank you for organizing such amazing films.. Carol J.. Thanks again for all your hard work Julian and your AFF team who are so pleasant at the doors! The cineplex theatre was very good to give us a free ticket when the English sub titles didn't arrive in time for the 1:00 show.. very professional!.. Dorothy G.. As always thank you for all the work you folks put into the film festival.. You folks do such an excellent job and I'm glad I've been here since the start to watch how things have developed.. Other film festivals could learn much from how you do things.. David B.. Thank you very much for bringing in these films.. great choices.. I love AFF and look forward to each movie except Coriolanus, which I didn't want to see.. Marilyn W.. Thanks to the crew at AFF who invite us on journeys we might not have taken otherwise.. :-).. Claudette S.. Thank you to the hard working volunteers who run the Film Fest for another excellent season, I love the summer but look forward to fall and getting back to the movies.. Only suggestion would be not to sell tickets to non members until closer to movie time as the theatres are filling up so quickly, although I am sure that would just mean more seat saving.. Also ask people to sit beside the people already seated and not leave a gap so you don't end up with odd seats dotted around.. Just a thought, although I know impossible to monitor.. Keep up the good work!!.. Eileen H.. Not to be churlish, but I could wish that the introduction to each movie were shorter and less inclined to tell the audience what to look for and what to think.. This is unnecessary and can be a bit of a spoiler.. I would rather be left to see for myself.. Rona N.. Didn't we see Starbuck this year? It has been, by far, my favourite in recent times, maybe because it was more positive in tone than some of our grimmer viewings.. Lois M.. I would love to see more movies that make you feel good.. Jackie K.. The entire AFF need a huge pat on the back-- I always look at going as a gift to myself-- you never know what you're getting until you open the package-- & all the team help to bring me the gift.. Enjoy the summer.. Elaine.. S.. You select and show the best movies ever.. Now find myself looking for foreign films to see.. You should be very proud of your accomplishments.. We are eager to go to the film fest at all times.. Great topic of discussion with our friends around the dinner table.. Barbara M.. You seem to be on top of all of the issues.. Committee has done an excellent job of selecting films this year.. Keep up the great work.. Jackie O.. Keep up the fantastic work.. Keep up the excellent work that you and your team are doing.. Thank you.. Audrae C.. Keep up the excellent selections, I can't think of one movie over the years that has not been informative, enlightning &/or entertaining.. Rochelle S.. Once again thank you to the crew who collectively make this possible.. Through YOUR volunteering members can be philanthropic and entertained at the same time.. Mardie P.. I'm very grateful for all you do to bring such excellent movies to Hamilton.. My $$ are going to a good cause plus I get to see top rated films.. Jeanette P.. My first year attending AFF and loving it!.. I am really enjoying the films this year.. Gay P.. Once again excellent movies were selected.. thanks to the committee for all your work! Looking forward to the next movies this fall.. This was my first year as a member of the AFF.. I am sorry that I missed a few but thoroughly enjoyed those I saw.. Looking forward to the next season.. Jean G.. I gave the films I did not see (7).. they made me give a #.. I take it that the majority of films you bring in are good.. THANKS VERY MUCH AFF.. Leslie F.. I am weary of any movies about the holocost.. These movies have been done to death.. They are too depressive and dark for my taste.. Ute W.. Thank you, Julian, for your excellent work with the AFF.. Rea S.. General comment.. As you can see, it was a privilege for me to get to see all of these films.. I love cinema so I still go to commercial movies, most of which are not up to AFF standards.. Thank you so much for bringing in these wonderful films to Hamilton's movie wasteland.. Georgina H.. I am so glad that I have a membership to the AFF and really look forward to the high-qualityand varied movie selection offered.. Ruth P.. As always, very enjoyable and you offer a great service.. Marvin R.. Thanks for all your efforts.. Judy B.. I do enjoy viewing all the selections for AFF.. The comments and information before the movie really bring the plot to light.. I will be there next year.. - keep up the good work.. I always enjoy the films I see.. been attending for 2 1/2 yrs.. Thanks Julian for the wonderful selection, usually very thought provoking.. This is our first year as members of AFF and have thoroughly enjoyed the films we have seen.. They are very contemplative.. You are a very well run organization.. Nancy C.. Thank you so much to Julian and everyone involved for bringing us these wonderful movies.. Your hard work is very much appreciated.. Hope L,.. Looking forward to many more great movies.. Kathryn D.. Thank you for your efforts! We're very lucky to have this opportunity to see amazing films.. Brian S.. We very much appreciate the work done by the committee, almost all of the selections made and the fine introductory comments.. We look forward to the new season.. Dorothy and Carl B.. I have appreciated being able to see these films all in the same season they came out.. Anne N.. You're doing a great job! thanks for all your efforts.. Diane M.. Wonderful selection of movies this year.. Not one was questionable.. Anne B.. Another fine group of films so far.. the popularity of the AFF speaks loudly over the last couple of years.. John G.. Thanks so much for everything you  ...   all cultures yet it was demonstrated how difficult and even extreme these problems become when cultural rules dictate behaviour and the law.. Simply excellent.. Deeply moving.. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY.. Too many people to follow.. The life and crimes "within" the secret services.. Did not read book and found movie difficult to follow.. acting was great.. Excellent update.. Let's hope more in the series will be forthcoming.. Intriguing on many fronts; enjoyed the insight into MI6; still do not know who were the "good guys" and who the "bad".. Confusing but kept me focused.. I'm sure it was a good film but wasn't as appealing to me.. Confusing at first.. A good story rendered into a confusing and hard to follow movie.. Magnificent British filmmaking, easy to get lost in the twists and turns of the story, but riveting to the end.. The anti James Bond.. This felt real.. I'm sure intelligence jobs are lonley and far from glamorous.. Haven't read the book so had to really pay attention but that's ok.. Would recommend to friends who enjoy spy stories without the fast action.. A real respect for the job of the secret service.. Very good acting, storyline hard to follow because I think that large pieces of the plot were left out in order to condense story to a manageable length of time.. Unusual and refreshing story line, feel good movie.. Don't like war but it was well done.. Loved the twists in the plot.. Confusing at times but good.. I found this one a bit confusing.. So wonderful and true to the period.. Hard for me to follow - too complex.. Too confusing.. A bit bewildering at times, but came together in the end,.. Again, absolutely fabulous acting & I enjoyed all the intrigue.. Bit confusing.. Great work recreating the time period, great acting.. Well acted, directed and great story.. I love Gary Oldman.. Although slow at times, excellent spy thriller.. Love Gary Oldman.. Confusing but good.. SALMON FISHING ON THE YEMEN.. A thoroughly enjoyable film.. Best movie seen in years, suggested to see to friends.. Refreshingly amusing tale.. An excellent film.. Michelle, S.. Really enjoyed this uplifting, hilarious, yet thoughtful movie.. the acting was good and the scenery was wonderful.. a different take on the 'middle east crisis'.. Fun.. Loved It.. Good but not as good as I had hoped for.. What money can do- now I must read the book!.. Enjoyable to see a" good" middle east ruler.. Thoroughly enjoyable movie, marvellous English humour.. Loved this movie, well acted by all the cast, some humour, sadness, government blundering, and a love story, what more could you ask.. Loved it! Humour but also a social message.. Would recommend to anyone.. Fabulous.. Warm fuzzy feel good.. Delightful fantasy - a much appreciated change of pace.. A real feel-good film.. O.. K.. light hearted film.. Very entertaining.. Really enjoyed the fun and seriousness of this movie.. Bob M.. Great fun!!! Loved the movie.. Really enjoyed this one.. quite different than I had expected.. Joyful and heartwarming.. A delightfully entertaining film.. Enjoyed the downplayed Scottish humour, we transplanted Scots miss it.. Another top notch movie from the AFF.. Delightful fantasy.. Great insight into the Arab culture.. This movie had a bit of everything -romance, humor, cultural and political angles, etc.. Really liked this film because it had everything - good acting, humorous, sad, & Ewan McGregor!.. Wonderful.. Wonderful story, scenery, characters - loved it.. Kathryb D.. Far fetched but entertaining.. Lovely and thoughtful!.. Quirky premise.. Cute movie.. Fishing for the hubby and Ewan McGregor for me.. Good upbeat story.. Very very good.. CORIOLANUS.. Very violent.. 2nd favourite film of the season.. superb acting softened the often violent plot.. clever use of modern interpretation of Shakespearean play.. Great way to interest young people in Shakespeare with espionage.. I really tried but was working so hard to understand what they were saying that I missed important parts of the movie.. Although the modern setting was inspired, I found the actual plot uninspiring.. Not sure why there was a warning about violence for this one.. The violence depicted in 'In Darkness' was far more graphic and disturbing.. Too violent.. Very sad and depressing movie.. Left a lot of emotions after the film.. Love blood and guts.. Good acting, but not a great play.. May have been better if written in today's English.. Brutal but outstanding.. Great.. Had difficulty with the modern Shakespeare and violence, but movie was well done.. It was so disappointing not to see more people at this film.. Although it was written hundreds of years ago it still rings true today.. To my surprise, I understood it and enjoyed it.. Tough film.. I could have missed this one - boring although the acting was great.. Having been a teacher,.. could relate.. Intense, wonderful acting.. Hard to get past the language.. Anything with Ralph Fiennes has to be good.. Ruthless and violent but excellent.. Fiennes' first foray into directing well done.. Violent but good.. MONSIEUR LAZHAR.. A window in the teaching profession and life as an immigrant.. A beautiful film.. Beautiful acting by adult and children.. a touching look at the private life of an immigrant and the effects of suicide.. Loved this film.. A great representation of what can be done in the Canadian cinema.. Monsieur L.. As a teacher I spotted several leaps of faith that I don't think happen in reality; I can't imagine anyone being hired without some checking of background, yet that is central to the story; likewise, it is doubtful that a person withoug some experience with children could be a successful classroom teacher.. Good simple film that appealed to me on many levels.. Hats off to the Quebec film industry that continues to put out such excellent films.. Interesting insights into teaching/teachers.. Sad but excellent.. Is it that movies portray teaching as something just about anyone can do better than the actual teachers?.. An amazing movie.. Truly one of the best I have seen.. No hollywood ending here! Well done.. Wonderful to see great child acting.. A real insightful glimpse of children, immigrants & human nature in the face of such a tragedy.. Childhood trauma and an understanding individual are vital for healing.. An amazing story of life; bravo for the Quebecois film makers who almost consistently put out amazing films; very close to a 10 rating.. Very emotional, great movie.. Great story.. Riveting movie with excellent acting.. A story line that needs to be addressed as well as how the various characters process their emotions.. Very emotional movie that made a lasting impression.. Great acting!.. Riveting.. Jean G,.. How nice to see an unexperienced individual teaching.. Nice to see his values addressed.. A film that does a great job dealing with a difficult subject.. Touching story and moving performances.. Makes you proud of Canadian talent and productions.. So revealing of a refugee's problems and children's lack of adult understanding.. Heart-warming, entertaining movie.. Very powerful and emotional, every teacher should see this film.. An amazing adaptation of something so horrific.. Touching, very moving, love Quebec films.. Best film.. One of our favourite films of the year.. They all suffered yet there was great concern and caring.. This film was one of the best because it displayed how behavior from the heart could fill a void and renew hope for a fresh beginning.. Terrific.. Great movie.. A bit of everything.. Good acting from the kids.. IN DARKNESS.. A sad film, I don't think I want to see films about the Holocost for some time.. It is a story that needs to be told over and over.. Good film, interesting to watch the main character over time actually begin to care about those he was looking after.. Unbearable yet I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.. The darkness of the sewers shines a new light on an amazing story of survival in imaginable conditions and ultimately enlightens the "thief" who risks his life to keep 'his Jews" alive.. Enlightening.. The entire movie left me hanging on every word and emotion.. Deep and dark but with that touch of humanity that makes it watchable.. Interesting,..

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  • Title: Belle
    Descriptive info: BELLE is inspired by the true story of.. Dido Elizabeth.. Gugu Mbatha-Raw.. ), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of.. Admiral Sir John Lindsay.. Matthew Goode.. ).. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle.. Lord Mansfield.. Tom Wilkinson.. ) and his wife (.. Emily Watson.. ), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.. While her cousin.. Elizabeth.. Sarah Gadon.. ) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice in his hope to end slavery in England.. Running Time.. Rating.. 105 minutes.. PG.. Release to DVD:.. The Critics Comment.. Click on each image to see a larger picture.. Denver Post/Lisa Kennedy.. Luminous British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings a hope and intelligent hunger to Dido.. She's loved by her family enough to have a sense of belonging but hemmed in by broader cultural  ...   of the personal and the political finally proves as irresistible as it is moving, partly because it has been drawn from extraordinary life.. New York Observer/Rex Reed.. Elegant and understated, Belle is a true story about the effects of slavery on 18th-century England, told in the style of a sweeping romantic saga by Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters.. NPR/Bob Mondello.. It's smartly acted, handsome, and well-crafted in a way that'll make it irresistible to the Merchant-Ivory/Masterpiece Theater set - think pride, with a whole lot of prejudice.. Awards.. Palm Springs International Film Festival Winner.. : Directors to Watch (Amma Assante), Nominated for Audience Award.. Palm Springs International Film Festival Nomination.. : Audience Award.. Miami Film Festival Winner.. : SIGNIS Award for its multi-layered depiction of the challenges to the value of human life and dignity wherever a profit-driven system makes commodification of persons acceptable.. Masterly crafted, the film lifts up a variety of issues of conscience which still confront us today.. Related Links.. Internet Movie Database.. Metacritic.. Official Web Site..

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  • Title: The Grand Seduction
    Descriptive info: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract.. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor.. Paul Lewis.. Taylor Kitsch.. ) lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying.. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor.. Murray French.. Brendan Gleeson.. ) has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.. Directed by.. Don McKellar.. and written by.. Micahel Dowse.. is based on Ken Scott's screenplay for the original film set in Quebec.. We also had screened the original film called.. La Grande Seduction.. Seducing Doctor Lewis.. Watch for the outstanding supporting performance by.. Gordon Pinsent.. 114 minutes.. PG 14.. Seattle Times/John Hartl.. So intricately plotted and unlikely that it verges on the exotic, "The Grand Seduction" is  ...   town elder whose blue eyes practically twinkle with both drunken complicity and sober reservation.. About.. com/James Rocchi.. The Grand Seduction is a thoroughly modern film that resembles nothing less than classic Hollywood comedies like Local Hero and Waking Ned Devine in both its comedy and its real, rich characters.. New York Daily News/Jordan Hoffman.. Gleeson and the collection of good-natured seniors with accents will win your heart.. New York Post/Lou Lumenick.. The frequently funny "The Grand Seduction'' is a thoroughly pleasant way to pass a couple of hours.. Compuserve/Harvey S.. Karten.. The year's most delightful comedy to date may even restore your faith in doctors.. Canadian Screen Awards Nomination.. : Best Picture.. Canadian Director's Guild Nominations.. : Best Feature, Best Director (Don McKellar), Best Producer.. Genie Awards Winner.. : Best Supporting Actor (Gordon Pinsent),.. Genie Awards Nomination.. : Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay..

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  • Title: The Grand Seduction
    Descriptive info: A witty romantic drama,.. WORDS & PICTURES.. stars the engaging duo of.. Juliette Binoche.. Clive Owen.. working together on-screen for the first time.. Prep school English teacher.. Jack Marcus.. OWEN.. ) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word.. A one-time literary star,.. Jack.. has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language.. He meets his match in.. Dina Delsanto.. BINOCHE.. ),.. 95 minutes.. 14A.. 3AW/Jim Schembri.. Veteran Aussie director Fred Schepisi slams together a gruff Clive Owen with a frail Juliette Binoche for a romantic comedy that dares to  ...   resonates with a clever and endearing energy that harkens back to the days when Doris Day and Rock Hudson dominated the box office.. Boston Herald/James Verniere.. Over-emphatic to a fault and predictable, but the glorious leads make this work.. Chicago Reader/Ben Sachs.. With remarkable ease, director Fred Schepisi delivers a literate, grown-up comedy in the forgotten tradition of George Cukor and Joseph L.. Mankiewicz.. Orange County Register/Michael Sragow.. Each combination of word and picture conjures something even stronger, as happens in memorable movies like Words and Pictures -- and with passionate couples like Marcus and Delsanto, who demonstrate the incandescent power of love and art.. : Best Narrative Feature..

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