Paris Can Wait
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humour, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.
Starring: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard
Runtime: 1 hr. 32 mins.
Tuesday, June 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris’ trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
Runtime: 1 hr. 43 mins.
Lee Hayden is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Starring: Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross
Runtime: 1 hr. 33 mins.
Friday, June 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom Morris and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, his stellar playing record, and his reputation as the local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. In contrast to his public persona, Tommy’s inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews chief Alexander Boothby, and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen.
Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neil, Max Deacon
Runtime: 1 hr. 57 mins.
Saturday, July 8 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill. With her strength and shrewdness, “Clemmie” halts Winston’s physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness.
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, James Purejoy
Runtime: 1 hr. 50 mins.
Thursday, July 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Beatriz At Dinner
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloe Sevigny, David Warshofsky
Runtime: 1 hr. 23 mins.
Tuesday, July 25 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative.
QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.
Quinte Film Alternative resumes September 2017