Celeste  and  Jesse  Forever              ...

Celeste and Jesse Forever December 4-5
November 2012 - February 2013
When: Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Where: Amphitheatre 163
Jacqueline Bouchard Building
Université de Moncton Admission: $ 7.00 Non members
$ 5.00 Members
Info: 859-2475
Membership
$ 10 $ 8 Adult
Student/Senior (65 +)
Membership cards are available at all shows and give you a $ 2 saving off our regular admission price. Your card is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase so it doesn’t matter when you buy it. There a few rules we follow: 1) cards are not transferable;; 2) your card must be presented to obtain discount and, 3) we don’t replace lost or stolen cards. Headhunters November 27-28
Dir: Morten Tyldum, Norway, 2011, 101 min.
Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund, Julie Olgaard
(Norwegian with English Subtitles)
A man living on both sides of the law is caught in a dangerous game in this thriller. Roger's work as a recruiter pays a handsome salary, but he suffers crushing insecurity when it comes to his beautiful wife Diana, and he con-­
stantly showers her with expensive gets. His salary is not enough. So he takes on a high-paying job – stealing rare works of art. He is smart enough to know he will eventually get caught, and when he learns of a man with an authentic Rubens, he hopes to make one last score that will set him for a long time. But Roger learns the man with the painting is also someone he's supposed to recruit for a client, and he's clearly a few steps ahead of Rog-­
er. 18A
Midnight's Children January 22-23
Dir: Lee Toland Krieger, USA, 2012, 89 min.
Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood
Dir: Deepa Mehta, CAN/UK, 2012, 148 min.
Satya Bhabha, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas
Celeste and Jesse met in high school, married young and are growing apart in this poignant romantic comedy. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own consulting firm, Jesse has no job and is in no rush to do any-­
thing with his life. Even though to their friends they have been the perfect couple, Celeste is convinced that divorce is the right thing to do – she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now, they can re-­
main supportive friends. Jesse accepts the transition to friendship, but Ce-­
leste painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which seemed mature now looks like a big mistake. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. 14A
Adapted from the Salman Rushdie Booker Prize-winning novel, the film is sweeping in its scope as it follows the destinies of a pair of children born at midnight, August 15, 1947 when India claimed its independence from Great Britain. The babies -one wealthy, one poor- switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital are condemned to live out the fate intended for the other. Imbued with mysterious telepathic powers, their lives become strangely intertwined and inextricably linked to their country's careening journey through the tumultuous 20th century. And if the viewer needs a bit of help with the epic, there is judicious voiceover narration by Rushdie who wrote the screenplay. PG
The Queen of Versailles December 11-12
Stories We Tell January 29-30
Dir: Lauren Greenfield, USA, 2012, 100 min.
David Siegel, Jackie Siegel
Dir: Sarah Polley, CAN, 2012, 108 min.
With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Ver-­
sailles follows billionaires Jackie and David Siegel's riches-to-rags story to uncover the virtues and flaws of the American dream. The Siegel's are building a 90,000 square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles based on David's booming timeshare business but when the real estate bubble bursts, it seals the fate of David's fortune. We witness the impact of the reversal of fortune over the next two years in the lives of David and Jackie which is fraught with delusion, denial and self-effacing humour. Director Greenfield knows what questions to ask and where to place her camera to mine this overflowing treasure of events. G
Beasts of the Southern Wild January 8-9
Polley's exploration of her tangled family history is a fascinating inquiry into the nature of truth and memory. What begins as a remembrance of her mother, larger-than-life actor and casting agent Diane Polley (who died when Sarah was 11) quickly reveals a greater scope. The film uses inter-­
views with friends and family to build a sort of master narrative, using the marriage of her parents as the dramatic focus. But it gradually becomes clear that Sarah is the real subject and we see the revelations that led her to make the documentary in the first place. For Polley, the film is a personally risky engagement with issues of family, loyalty and identity.PG
Compliance February 5-6
Dir: Benh Zeitlin, USA, 2012, 94 min.
Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Lowell Landes
Dir: Craig Zobel, USA, 2012, 90 min.
Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, James McCaffrey
Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl from a Louisiana bayou community, search-­
es for her long lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film that won the Grand Jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. When a hundred-year storm raises the waters around her town, and her father falls ill, nature runs amok. Hushpuppy sees the natural order of everything she holds dear collapsing around her. Desperate to repair her world in order to save her ailing father and her sinking home, our tiny hero must learn to survive a catastrophe of epic proportions. Highly Recom-­
mended. PG
A chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a busy day at a suburban fast food joint, high-strung manager, Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer that teenage Becky, an employ-­
ee, has stolen money from a customer and that she likely still has the cash on her. When Becky denies, the policeman insists Sandra detain Becky in the back room of the restaurant. Sandra follows step-by-step instructions from the man on the other end of the line, no matter how invasive, setting in motion a disturbing series of events. As we watch, we keep asking our-­
selves: "Why don't they just say no?"14A
Farewell, My Queen January 15-16
The Master February 12-13
Dir: Benoit Jacquot, France, 2012, 99 min.
Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen
(French with English subtitles)
Director Benoit Jacquot adapted Chantal Thomas' bestselling novel examin-­
ing the genesis of the French Revolution from the perspective of the serv-­
ants closest to Marie Antoinette. As the people of France rise up against Louis XVI, the frightened sovereigns begin plotting their escape.Sidonie is the Queen's reader and enjoys the many privileges of being in the monarch's entourage. When Marie Antoinette asks her to don the queen's clothing, and flee in her carriage, Sidonie, the naïve servant, views it as a tremendous honour. Meanwhile, the queen herself plots to escape the pal-­
ace under the cover of darkness, leaving her most loyal servant at the mercy of the raging mob.PG
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson, USA, 2012, 137 min
Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Freddie Quell (Phoenix) is a psychologically damaged WWII Navy veteran. To say he has trouble reintegrating into society is a colossal understate-­
ment. By chance, he falls in with Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), the charis-­
matic leader of The Cause, a cult which will have you thinking origins of Scientology. But that is only a sliver of what Anderson offers up in this complicated yet riveting period drama. Hoffman is at his best playing at times evangelist, philosopher and… snake-oil salesman. But Freddie is the central figure: emotionally dismembered from the war and wanting to grasp the life ring he sees Dodd purports to offer. The film is at one and the same time engrossing and out there in its pace and intensity. 14A
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