Movie Night


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Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Friends Program Room

Every other Wednesday evening the Canmore Library shows a movie in the Friends of the Library Program Room starting at 7:00pm. Selections vary between classics and new releases. Admission is FREE, donations accepted. Bring a pillow, a bowl of popcorn, or even a friend! Make yourself at home and enjoy the cinematic experience.

Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed "Beans") is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Directed by Tracey Deer. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 32min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch." It features an expansive ensemble cast and follows three different storylines.

Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 48min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbors' sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.

Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp. Rated: PG. Runtime: 1hr 29min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Rated: PG. Runtime: 2hr 20min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences.

Directed by Martin McDonagh. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 54min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

English Title: The Time Thief

This movie will be shown in French, with English subtitles.

In 1988, in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Quebec, an eleven year old boy is worried for his grandmother's life. Worn out by illness, the old storyteller tries to convince her grandson that the Death no longer exists. Her story will bring back to life the extraordinary people from the village in 1927 who, by using rocambolesque tricks, will eliminate the Death that threatens them. From now on, death will coincide with the birth of legends.

Directed by Francis Leclerc. Rated: PG (No official rating). Runtime: 1hr 54min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.

Directed by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin. Rated: PG-13. Runtime: 1hr 41min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

When his young daughter's beloved companion - an android named Yang - malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

Directed by Kogonada. Rated: PG. Runtime: 1hr 36min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

After a destructive war across North America, a military occupation seizes control of society. One of their core tactics: taking children from their families and putting them into State Academies, or forced-education camps. Niska is a Cree mother desperate to protect her daughter Waseese. But events force mother and daughter to separate, leading Niska to join a group of Cree vigilantes to get her daughter back.

Directed by Danis Goulet. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 41min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

This documentary will be shown in the original Turkish, with English subtitles.

In this documentary, a woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of North Macedonia. When a neighboring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.

Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. Rated: No official rating. Runtime: 1hr 27min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

In the 1950s, Alice and Jack live in the idealized community of Victory, an experimental company town that houses the men who work on a top-secret project. While the husbands toil away, the wives get to enjoy the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their seemingly perfect paradise. However, when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something sinister lurking below the surface, Alice can't help but question exactly what she's doing in Victory.

Directed by Olivia Wilde. Rated: 14A. Runtime 2hr 3min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

For the last Movie Night before our summer break, we're letting you choose the movie! The winner of the head to head vote was... The Princess Bride!

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman, Buttercup, and her one true love, Wesley. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride."

Directed by Rob Reiner. Rated: PG. Runtime 1hr 38min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Event dates

  • Every 2 weeks on Wednesday ends on May 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.