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Roma

Sunday 10 February, 2019

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The Happy Prince

Sunday 3 March 2019

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SIR

Sunday 24 March 2019

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Woman at War

Sunday 14 April 2019

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Wild Rose

Sunday 5 May 2019

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Spring Posters

Only days left until the
2019 Winter Film Festival

January 25, 26 and 27, 2019

Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00 pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

Wild RoseWild Rose‘s Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) has all the trappings of a country star. A single mother and an ex-con with a name that just demands a Tennessee accent, she lives and breathes Country. Enamoured with the “three chords and the truth” found in true country songs, Rose-Lynn dreams of Nashville and stardom in Tom Harper’s uplifting tale.

With one white cowboy-booted foot always out the door, Rose-Lynn’s struggle for freedom often borders on selfishness, especially with regards to her two young kids (where do they fit in her Grand Ole Opry dreams?). But Buckley utterly sells Rose’s sheer hunger, and when we see the way she comes alive onstage, it’s hard to begrudge her these dreams.

The always-excellent Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters give splendid supporting turns as Rose’s keen employer-turned-friend and long-suffering mother respectively, but the film, of course, belongs to Buckley. 

Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
Genre: Drama, Musical
Runtime: 101 minutes
Language: English

Sunday April 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

woman at warHalla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, David Thor Jonsson, Magnus Trygvason Eliasen
Directed By: Benedikt Erlingsson
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Absurdist Comedy
Runtime: 101 minutes
Language: Icelandic

Sunday March 24, 2019 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

SirRatna works as domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense that he has given up on his dreams and is somewhat lost.... On the other hand, Ratna who seems to have nothing, is full of hope and works determinedly towards her dream. As these two worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem only more insurmountable.

Cast: Ahmareen Anjum, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Rohena Gera
Runtime: 99 minutes
Language:  Hindi

Sunday March 3, 2019 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg

Happy PrinceIn a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. Travelling through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson
Rating: R (for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Rupert Everett
Runtime: 105 minutes
Language: English

Sunday February 10, 2019 4:00pm
Rainbow Theatre, Northumbeland Mall, Cobourg

RomaAcclaimed as a masterpiece, it’s the most personal project to date from Academy Award winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón - ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. This is Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.

Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
Genre: Drama   Language: Spanish
Runtime: 135 minutes
Rating: R (for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language)