THE MESSENGER

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Monday September 26th @ 7:30pm

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THE MESSENGER, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Su Ryna
rd (Dream Machine, Kardia) chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide to survive in turbulent environmental conditions brought about by humans and argues that their demise could signify the crash of the ecosystems globally, akin to the disappearance of honey
bees and the melting of the glaciers.
For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment
are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists,
activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Beautiful slow motion photography illustrates the power and beauty of these delicate winged creatures that have been praised and eulogized across cultures and throughout time.
Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Florence Foster Jenkins

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins  dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.

 
Starring:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, Stanley Townsend
Runtime:  1 hr. 50 mins.
Rating:  PG
Genre:  Biography/Comedy/Drama
 
Showing:
Tuesday, September 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
 
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Anthropoid

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ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík  and Jan Kubis, who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.  Based on a true story.
 
Starring:  Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte LeBon, Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Anna Geislerová 
Runtime:  2 hrs.
Rating:  18A 
Genre:  Drama/Mystery/Suspence
 
Showing:  
Wednesday, September 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 29 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Beatles

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We all know the moment. February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today. But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America, what the band did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever engraining them into the fabric of popular culture… They went on tour. By the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as “Beatlemania,” was something the world had never seen before and, arguably, hasn’t since. It was the first time much of the world felt truly unified – bound by aspiration and attitude, rather than divided by race, class, religion or nationality. THE BEATLES LIVE FILM PROJECT will tell the story of the band’s exceptional touring years – from the perspectives of the band, its world, the fans, and their world. It will examine the impact of those years on each of The Beatles – the toll that touring took on their relationships and the effect it had on their musical evolution, as well as the colossal boost the tours gave to their lifestyle and fame. But while the band created the spark, it was young people around the world who created the firestorm. The film will also explore the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement – a common experience into something sublime.
 
Directed by:  Ron Howard
Runtime:  2 hrs. 18 mins.
Showing:
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Friday October 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
 

Quinte Film Alternative

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Evening shows cost $11.00 and matinee’s are $9.00 general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Sept. 7 – SING STREET

Sept. 21 – DARK HORSE

Oct. 5 – DHEEPAN

Oct. 19 – SUNSET SONG

Nov. 2 – ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES