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Today - Thursday March 30, 2017

6:45pm

Weird Science

1985, USA, 94 MINS, 14A

Dir: John Hughes
Starring: Bill Paxton, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Micthell-Smit, Kelly LeBroc

Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play the wannabe hipster Gary and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt, a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life, and she takes the form of Kelly Le Brock. Lisa sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt's cruel, military-minded older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), begins to realize that something is not as it should be. 

9:00pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

Friday March 31, 2017

6:45pm

The Lego Batman Movie 3D

2017, USA, 104 MINS, PG

Dir: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

9:30pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

Saturday April 1, 2017

1:00pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

3:30pm

The Lego Batman Movie 3D

2017, USA, 104 MINS, PG

Dir: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

6:30pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

9:30pm

Lion

2016, USA/UK/Australia, 118 MINS, PG

Dir: Garth Davis
Starring: Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

It’s the story of a lost boy: a five-year-old Indian called Saroo, who grew up in the 1980s in the area around Khandwa. The film begins with him pilfering lumps of coal off a train with his older brother, Guddu, and selling them to buy food. By the end of the first reel, these two are thousands of miles apart, wholly by mistake.

Left sleeping one night on a railway station bench, Saroo woke up alone and scared, and stumbled onto a decommissioned passenger train. Before he knew it, he was speeding his way to Calcutta, with no one to help, no Bengali to explain, and a place name for his home town that no one at the other end recognised. - Tim Robey, Telegraph



Sunday April 2, 2017

1:30pm

Lion

2016, USA/UK/Australia, 118 MINS, PG

Dir: Garth Davis
Starring: Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

It’s the story of a lost boy: a five-year-old Indian called Saroo, who grew up in the 1980s in the area around Khandwa. The film begins with him pilfering lumps of coal off a train with his older brother, Guddu, and selling them to buy food. By the end of the first reel, these two are thousands of miles apart, wholly by mistake.

Left sleeping one night on a railway station bench, Saroo woke up alone and scared, and stumbled onto a decommissioned passenger train. Before he knew it, he was speeding his way to Calcutta, with no one to help, no Bengali to explain, and a place name for his home town that no one at the other end recognised. - Tim Robey, Telegraph



4:00pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

7:00pm

The Lego Batman Movie 3D

2017, USA, 104 MINS, PG

Dir: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

9:15pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

Monday April 3, 2017

6:45pm

Hidden Figures

2017, USA, 127 MINS, PG

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

9:15pm

The Lego Batman Movie 3D

2017, USA, 104 MINS, PG

Dir: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

7:00pm

Private Rental

9:30pm

I Am Not Your Negro

2016, USA/France, 93 MINS, PG

Dir: Raoul Peck
Starring: James Baldwin

“I Am Not Your Negro,” belongs to a different tradition altogether. It both is and is not a documentary about Baldwin, the brilliant, exasperating and endlessly erudite black writer who belongs on any short list of the most important American intellectuals of the 20th century. It’s a lot of other things, too, including a visual-poetic essay tracing the startling threads of analogy between America in the mid-1960s and America today, as well as an attempt to interweave the stories of three prominent African-American leaders killed in that decade, whom Baldwin knew well: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In the late ’70s, Baldwin set out to write a book about those three men that he never finished. His fragmentary notes for that project, which he meant to call “Remember This House,” are the starting point for Peck’s film. Andrew O'Hehir-Salon.com

Wednesday April 5, 2017

7:00pm

Private Rental

9:30pm

I Am Not Your Negro

2016, USA/France, 93 MINS, PG

Dir: Raoul Peck
Starring: James Baldwin

“I Am Not Your Negro,” belongs to a different tradition altogether. It both is and is not a documentary about Baldwin, the brilliant, exasperating and endlessly erudite black writer who belongs on any short list of the most important American intellectuals of the 20th century. It’s a lot of other things, too, including a visual-poetic essay tracing the startling threads of analogy between America in the mid-1960s and America today, as well as an attempt to interweave the stories of three prominent African-American leaders killed in that decade, whom Baldwin knew well: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In the late ’70s, Baldwin set out to write a book about those three men that he never finished. His fragmentary notes for that project, which he meant to call “Remember This House,” are the starting point for Peck’s film. Andrew O'Hehir-Salon.com

Thursday April 6, 2017

6:45pm

Dr. Strangelove

1964, UK, 95 MINS, PG

Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Peter Seller, Slim Pickens

The film presents a delirious doomsday fantasy in which a paranoid Brigadier general, Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. The situation only worsens when the Soviet Premier reveals over the phone the existence of the dreaded Doomsday Machine, a computerized device designed to blow up the entire planet should the Soviet Union be hit by a nuclear bomb.  Effectively encapsulating the American public's insecurities about a possible nuclear attack while recognizing the sheer absurdity of the logic behind nuclear war, "Dr. Strangelove" is both an outrageous send-up and a terrifying speculation of war-related politics. - Felix Gonzales Jr.

9:15pm

Red Dawn

1984, USA, 114 MINS, 14A

Dir: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson

In an alternate 1980s, the United States stands alone as communism grows stronger. When Soviet soldiers invade a small town in Colorado, brothers Jed (Patrick Swayze) and Matt (Charlie Sheen) escape with friends to a forest. With their father Tom (Harry Dean Stanton), a prisoner of the invading army, the children decide to fight against the Soviets.

Friday April 7, 2017

6:30pm

Tap Takeover: Legally Blonde

2001, USA, 96 MINS, PG

Dir: Robert Luketic
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Davis, Luke Wilson, Victor Garber, Selma Blair

Join us for Legally Blonde and a KW Cider Tap Takeover! 

Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing that's stopping him from proposing; she's too blonde. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunited with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard too, determined to win him back. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself, and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday

 

Saturday April 8, 2017

9:30pm

The Void

2017, Canada, 90 MINS, G

Dir: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

When police officer Carter discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare bones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. 

Join us for the Kitchener/Waterloo premiere of the new film from Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski of the Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6. 

Thursday April 13, 2017

6:45pm

The Void

2017, Canada, 90 MINS, G

Dir: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

When police officer Carter discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare bones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. 

Join us for the Kitchener/Waterloo premiere of the new film from Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski of the Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6. 

Thursday May 4, 2017

6:45pm

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1982, USA, 113 MINS, PG

Dir: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: George Takei, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Paul Winfield

It’s been said that a movie is only as good as its villain. If that’s the case, then STAR TREK II is the best movie ever made. Ricardo Montalban chews a big, ragged hole in the universe as the vengeful intergalactic exile Kahn, a more or less forgotten enemy of the Starship Enterprise crew.

But after decades of burning hatred, he’s armed with the secrets of life, some very unconventional alien weaponry, and a rabid desire to wipe out Kirk, Spock and company once and for all. Because as Khan often says: “Revenge is a dish best served cold. And it’s very cold…in SPAAAACCCCE!” (Zack Carlson)



Sunday May 7, 2017

4:00pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

Monday May 8, 2017

7:00pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

Wednesday May 10, 2017

9:15pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

Friday May 26, 2017

6:30pm

My Neighbor Totoro

1988, Japan, 87 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.

My Neighbor Totoro has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised. It's a perennial best seller on video. On the Internet Movie Database, it's voted the fifth best family film of all time, right behind ''Toy Story 2'' and ahead of ''Shrek.'' The new Anime Encyclopedia calls it the best Japanese animated film ever made. Whenever I watch it, I smile, and smile, and smile. - Roger Ebert



9:15pm

Princess Mononoke

1999, Japan, 134 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. 

Saturday May 27, 2017

1:30pm

My Neighbor Totoro

1988, Japan, 87 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.

My Neighbor Totoro has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised. It's a perennial best seller on video. On the Internet Movie Database, it's voted the fifth best family film of all time, right behind ''Toy Story 2'' and ahead of ''Shrek.'' The new Anime Encyclopedia calls it the best Japanese animated film ever made. Whenever I watch it, I smile, and smile, and smile. - Roger Ebert



3:30pm

Castle in the Sky

1989, Japan, 124 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Sheeta and Pazu race against pirates and other evil agents to find a mystical floating city, glimpsed a generation earlier by Pazu's father and then lost again. The movie really kicks in gear at the climax, where Sheeta and Pazu try to outrun the bad guys by climbing all around the base of the city and its complex tree root system. Jeffrey Anderson/Combustible Celluloid

6:30pm

Howl's Moving Castle

2004, Japan, 119 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

9:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

Sunday May 28, 2017

1:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

7:00pm

Grave of the Fireflies

1988, Japan, 88 MINS, G

Dir: Isao Takahata

The film opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of WWII, and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie explains, through flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of WWII. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobo despite rationing and other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing rait, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the chilren to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but hard reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. - Emru Townsend, Rovi

9:00pm

Princess Mononoke

1999, Japan, 134 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. 

Monday May 29, 2017

9:00pm

Howl's Moving Castle

2004, Japan, 119 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Tuesday May 30, 2017

6:30pm

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

1984, Japan, 117 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet

9:15pm

Grave of the Fireflies

1988, Japan, 88 MINS, G

Dir: Isao Takahata

The film opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of WWII, and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie explains, through flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of WWII. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobo despite rationing and other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing rait, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the chilren to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but hard reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. - Emru Townsend, Rovi

Wednesday May 31, 2017

6:30pm

Castle in the Sky

1989, Japan, 124 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Sheeta and Pazu race against pirates and other evil agents to find a mystical floating city, glimpsed a generation earlier by Pazu's father and then lost again. The movie really kicks in gear at the climax, where Sheeta and Pazu try to outrun the bad guys by climbing all around the base of the city and its complex tree root system. Jeffrey Anderson/Combustible Celluloid

Thursday June 1, 2017

6:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

9:45pm

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

1984, Japan, 117 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet

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