Screenings are Wednesday evenings at 7pm at Scotiabank Cineplex Theatres.

Season Schedule

January 14, 1996

The Promise
(Germany, France, Switzerland 1995) 115 min
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
With Meret Becker, Corinna Harfouch, Anian Zollner, August Zirner et al.

A new semester of film begins with this offering, described by critics as the best movie to date from director Margarethe von Trotta. The Promise is a love story guided by the political realities of life before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

January 21, 1996

Mighty Aphrodite
(USA 1995) 95 min
Directed by Woody Allen
With Pamela Blair, Rene Ceballos, Elie Chaib, George De La Pena et al.

Woody Allen stars as a neurotic sports writer married to an unbearably good-looking art gallery owner, played by Bonham Carter; the New York couple decide to adopt a child...but to know the rest you've got to see the film!

January 28, 1996

A Month by The Lake
(UK, USA 1995) 92 min
Directed by John Irvin
With Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman, Alida Valli et al.

This film is directed by John Irvin and features Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman in a pastoral romance set in the mountains of Italy in 1937.

February 04, 1996

The Usual Suspects
(USA, Germany 1995) 106 min
Directed by Bryan Singer
With Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak et al.

A movie with a secret, The Usual Suspects has been a popular mainstream thriller for months now. The ensemble cast includes Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak and Kevin Spacey.

February 11, 1996

The Confessional
(Canada, UK, France 1995) 100 min
Directed by Robert Lepage
With Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas et al.

This film, with English subtitles, is directed by theatre-maverick Robert Lepage. Lepage makes his feature film debut with a unforgettable film that is set against Hitchcock's I Confess.

February 18, 1996

The Mystery of Rampo
(Japan 1994) 100 min
Directed by Rintaro Mayuzumi, Kazuyoshi Okuyama
With Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Teruyuki Kagawa et al.

Based on a short story by Japanese mystery writer Rampo, this bizarre and beautiful film celebrates the writer and the dangerous world of his fiction.

February 25, 1996

(UK, USA 1995) 119 min
Directed by Todd Haynes
With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess et al.

Julianne Moore plays a suburban housewife who disintegrates right before your eyes, in this film from director Todd Haynes.

March 03, 1996

(Canada 1995) 89 min
Directed by Clement Virgo
With Maurice Dean Wint, Rachael Crawford, Clark Johnson, Richard Chevolleau et al.

Director Clement Virgo's film masterfully conveys the sense of place in which he was raised after leaving Jamaica and arriving in Toronto's Regent Park. The film features music by Dream Warriors, King Cobb Steelie, and Molly Johnson.

March 10, 1996

Living in Oblivion
(USA 1995) 90 min
Directed by Tom DiCillo
With Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck et al.

This low-budget comedy has been named one of the top 10 films of 1995 by some critics.

March 17, 1996

(UK, France 1995) 121 min
Directed by Christopher Hampton
With Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West et al.

Christopher Hampton makes a stunning directorial debut in this film starring Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce. Carrington looks at the lives of members of the Bloomsbury group, and Pryce won the best actor prize at Cannes for his portrayal of Lytton Strachey.

March 24, 1996

(UK, USA, France 1995) 107 min
Directed by Roger Michell
With Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave et al.

The time is 1814 and the British Navy has returned from the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Wentworth has come into money and now needs a wife; he thinks he may have found one in Anne, to whom he was engaged seven years earlier and who suddenly broke the engagement off.

March 31, 1996

(USA, France 1995) 115 min
Directed by Ulu Grosbard
With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich et al.

Jennifer Jason Leigh gives the performance of a lifetime as Sadie, a messy, spiky, punk bar-band singer who hasn't got it. But Georgia is really about the sibling rivalry that director Ulu Grosbard follows with the microscopic obsessiveness of a botanist.

April 07, 1996

(USA, UK 1995) 123 min
Directed by Oliver Parker
With Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh, Nathaniel Parker et al.

Director Oliver Parker's controversial adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy stars Laurence Fishburne, Anna Patrick and Kenneth Branagh.

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