Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Jan. 15 - DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
(Jean-Marc Vallée, US, rated 18A, 117 min.)
From the director of C.R.A.Z.Y. and Café de Flore comes this true story of a tough Texan diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s who sets about obtaining alternative treatments, legal or otherwise. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. View trailer.
Jan. 22 - SIDDHARTH
(Richie Mehta, Canada, rating n/a, 96 min.)
In India, a man sends his son to work in a factory 200 miles away for one month. When the boy fails to return, his father sets out to find him in this heart-breaking drama about human trafficking from the director of Amal. View trailer.
Cosponsored by the Niagara Social Justice Forum
Jan. 29 - THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
(Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium/Netherlands, rated 18A, 111 min.)
Two young artists in Belgium (one does tattoos, the other plays bluegrass banjo) fall in love and start a family, but their romance is put to the worst kind of test when their child faces a devastating illness. View trailer.
Feb. 5 - TBA
Feb. 12 - INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
(Ethan & Joel Coen, US/France, rated 14A, 105 min.)
The Coen brothers harken back to BUFS favourite A Serious Man with their latest film. In 1961, a young folk singer tries to make his mark on the Greenwich Village music scene. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman. View trailer.
Feb. 19 - TBA
Feb. 26 - WATERMARK
(Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky, Canada, rated G, 92 min.)
In their first collaboration since Manufactured Landscapes, filmmaker Baichwal and photographer Burtynsky take a sweeping and often piercing look at our relationship with water, from dependence to exploitation to destruction. View trailer.
Mar. 5 - THE SELFISH GIANT
(Clio Barnard, UK, rating n/a, 91 min.)
Driven by poverty and alienation, two young teenagers resort to petty crime and soon fall under the spell of a local scrap metal dealer in northern England. An award-winning film based loosely on the story by Oscar Wilde. View trailer.
Mar. 12 - NO SCREENING
Mar. 19 - LE WEEK-END
(Roger Michell, UK, rating n/a, 93 min.)
From the makers of Venus and The Mother comes an unflinching look at a long-married couple celebrating their anniversary with a weekend in Paris. Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum. View trailer.
Mar. 26 - GABRIELLE
(Louise Archambault, Canada, rated 14A, 104 min.)
A heart-warming but honest story about a young disabled woman who longs for more independence, particularly the freedom to love. Canada’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Picture category at the Academy Awards. View trailer.
Apr. 2 - TBA