Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).
Rating:R (for language including some sexual references)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Michael Showalter
Saturday Feb 24th at 7pm – all tickets $5
Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rating: PG-13 (for language and some crude comments)
Directed By:Steven Soderbergh
Monday Feb 26th – 7pm
Be prepared for a real treat on Monday, February 26th!
The Kootenay Gallery’s Monday Night at the Movies Presents:
The 2018 Oscar nominee for best animated feature, LOVING VINCENT, the world’s first fully painted feature film. This multi-award winning production by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman is an animated biopic of Van Gogh’s life and the mystery surrounding his death, shown in all the glorious colour and drama of Vincent’s paintings.
Awarded the top animation prize at the European Film Awards in Berlin, Loving Vincent went on to gain nominations from BAFTA and the Golden Globes. The week before his death, Vincent wrote in a letter “we cannot speak other than by our paintings” so the producers ran with the idea of telling his story through his art. His tragic death is well known but the mystery remains – how did he come to be shot?
Tickets are $9 at the door and are available in advance at the Kootenay Gallery – movie starts at 7:00 pm.
For more information about this film or events and exhibits at the Gallery, call 250-365-3337 or visit www.kootenaygallery.com.
Friday March 2nd at 7pm – all tickets $5
Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.
Rating:R (for violence, language and some sexuality)
Directed By:George Clooney
Saturday March 3rd at 7pm – all tickets $5
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Rating: R (for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content)
Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie
Friday March 9th at 7pm
All Tickets $5
Filmed in Castlegar!!
With her father in jail and her mother having left when she was young, Alison Miller is the matriarch of the family watching over her only sibling Brandon. But on the anniversary of their father’s crimes, their family is pushed to its limits: a dead man has been found in a trailer park and Brandon is missing from the scene of the crime.
Directed By: Scooter Corkle
Written By: Scooter Corkle
Runtime: 92 minutes