MUSE Winter/Spring 2013 Season
Here is a peek at some of the upcoming Canadian and independent films coming to MUSE this season. For information about the screening location, season passes and more, please visit our main MUSE International Film Series page.
January 6th/7th, 2013
Michael McGowan's Still is an exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man's determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife. Veterans James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are nothing short of magnificent as they mine the subtext in the story about a couple with a deep and complicated past.
|STORIES WE TELL
Feb. 3/4, 2013
Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley's maiden voyage into the world of documentary, is at heart a personal essay on the intractable subjects of truth and memory. Using a combination of archival footage, still photos and testimonials in a captivating visual assemblage, Polley examines the disagreements and varying narratives of a single family as they look back on decades-old events.
Feb. 24/25, 2013
Kidnapped and forcibly inducted into a rebel army, a young girl finds herself haunted by premonitory visions in this heartfelt and helplessly moving portrait of a child soldier from Canadian director Kim Nguyen. Rebelle is Canada’s 2012 Foreign Language Film submission to the Academy Awards® and is a must see.
Mar. 3/4, 2013
Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.
|A ROYAL AFFAIR
Mar. 24/25, 2013
A grand period drama with a lusty, beating heart, Nikolai Arcel brings a sharp, contemporary edge to this notorious true story of illicit love and political intrigue. in the late eighteenth century, Denmark is ruled by the spoiled King Christian VII for whom governing takes a decided backseat to playing with his dog and indulging in all the pleasures of the flesh. What unfolds is a tale of high-flown idealism undone by the blind passion of love. A Royal Affair is one of the finest, most well-crafted period dramas in recent memory.
|THE ANGELS' SHARE
Apr. 7/8, 2013
In this warm-hearted film from director Ken Loach, Robbie is a young, intermittently employed Glaswegian determined to straighten out his life and settle down with his pregnant girlfriend. Robbie narrowly manages to avoid more jail time by agreeing to community service that takes him to a distillery in the Highlands where he discovers he has a natural nose for whisky and hatches a plan to start afresh. As two percent of every barrel of whisky evaporates over the course of a year - the "angels' share" - Robbie and his mates reason that it could be put to better use down on earth.
Apr. 28/29, 2013
Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Their sweet voices will send you into a joyful swoon while their stories and struggles will touch your heart. The Sapphires is a gem of a movie.