Nov 11-17: One of the year's best films AFTERSUN opens; ROSIE with director Q&A; National Theatre Live; HFF and more!

AFTERSUN STARTS NOV 11

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"This is the best film of the year by a first time writer-director" - Peter Travers

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"A work of masterful melancholy... one of the best movies of the year." - Vulture

"A tribute to father-daughter relationships and the feeling of looking back on your childhood and realizing what your parents were going through, how much they loved you, and how you'll never really know who they were." - Arizona Republic

The feature debut of Charlotte Wells received its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the French Touch Jury Prize. The film, which stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Paul Mescal ('Normal People') and acting debutant Frankie Corio, tells a story of reconciliation between a once loving and idealistic father and his daughter. AFTERSUN has been described as a film that juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression. Highly recommended!


Meet Gail Maurice, the director of ROSIE, on Saturday Nov 12th!

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 We're ready for our close up! Filmed on location in Hamilton and near the Playhouse! Get tickets now!

The feature-film debut of Métis writer-director-actor Gail Maurice brings us to the fringes of 1980s Montreal as seen through the eyes of a sweet and suddenly orphaned Indigenous girl. ROSIE features one of the most natural and endearing performances we have seen from a child actor. It's a film definitely worth seeking out (and we're not just saying that because the Playhouse has a cameo in it!)

"ROSIE has a big heart and is a delight to watch." - Next Big Picture

"An uplifting story of acceptance, self worth, and the art of embracing exactly who you were born to be." - Screen Zealots


THE 17TH HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO THE PLAYHOUSE ON SUNDAY!

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1:00 DRAWING MONSTERS - Get tickets

3:30 ALBATROSS - Get tickets

7:00 BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND - Get tickets

9:30 AROUND ROBIN - Get tickets


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE!

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New knockabout comedy updates Sheridan’s The Rivals to a second world war setting.

Nov 12 - 13. Two Shows Only!

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Emily Burns (The Comeback) directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s 'The Rivals'.


GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES

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One show left, Nov 12. Get tickets!

This year, the Grateful Dead celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Europe ‘72 by bringing the previously unreleased Tivoli Concert Hall, 4/17/72 performance to the big screen, fully restored and remastered! 


IN BRUGES

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With the recent release of THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, now is the perfect time to revisit Martin McDonagh's brilliant debut, IN BRUGES, also starring Brendan Fraser and Colin Farrell.

See it on the big screen, Nov 9 & 14!

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray (Colin Farrell) and his partner (Brendan Fraser) await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

"Endlessly surprising, very dark, human comedy, with a plot that cannot be foreseen but only relished. 4/4 stars." - Roger Ebert


OLDBOY is back on the big screen!

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OLDBOY won the Cannes Grand Prix in 2004 for Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed director of Decision to Leave.

Nov 17 & 18 only. Get tickets!

Violent and definitely not for the squeamish, Park Chan-Wook's visceral OLDBOY is a strange, powerful tale of revenge.

This action-packed thriller features beautifully stylish direction and one of the most memorable fight scenes you'll ever see featuring a single hammer, a dozen thugs and a long hallway.

"Steady your nerves, son. You're about to see OLDBOY." (Robert Saucedo)


We're giving you another chance to see these audience favourites. Final shows!

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"An assured, aching, vibrant debut by Wells, 'Aftersun' is a shattering remembrance of a father by his daughter." - Rogerebert.com

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Awarded CANADA'S TOP TEN films for 2022!

The feature-film debut of Métis writer-director-actor Gail Maurice brings us to the fringes of 1980s Montreal as seen through the eyes of a sweet and suddenly orphaned Indigenous girl. Filmed on location in Hamilton (right next to the Playhouse Cinema!)

No screenings currently scheduled.

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New knockabout comedy updates Sheridan’s The Rivals to a second world war setting.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

Shoot first. Sightsee later.

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s history-making concert at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall as part of their legendary Europe ’72 Tour

The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2022 Meet-Up At The Movies. This year we’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Europe ‘72 Album, by bringing the previously unreleased Tivoli Concert Hall, 4/17/72 performance to the big screen.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Ruben Östlund's bold and brilliant film slipped a whoopee cushion under this year's dreary Cannes festival - and took home the top prize

No screenings currently scheduled.

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We Cannot Win, But We Must Not Lose

Inspired by Canuck WWI flying ace Billy Bishop, two young soldiers crash the front lines in August 1918. With the Allies detained, their platoon must desperately hold out alongside legendary Anishnaabe sniper, Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he's abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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50th Anniversary, shown in 35mm! Given primal verve by John Boorman's unflinching direction and Burt Reynolds' star-making performance, Deliverance remains a terrifying adventure.

Four city-dwelling friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"A soulful stop-motion masterpiece." - TheWrap

Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Somewhere in the Universe, there must be something better than man!

Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

Holy Spider foregoes subtlety in favor of a viscerally outraged dramatization inspired by appalling actual events.

In HOLY SPIDER, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest -- to "cleanse" the holy Iranian city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes. After murdering several women, he grows ever more desperate about the lack of public interest in his divine mission.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

"The movie belongs to Blanchett, in a turn so exacting and enormous that it feels less like a performance than a full-body possession." - Entertainment Weekly

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Cate Blanchet)

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Who's Laughing Now?

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.


"Hold your nerve and your stomach: this gorefest is almost too good to pass out while watching it." - Guardian

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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