Weekend Picks

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Crisp and cozy September weekends are a great time to be entertained by an actor who stole nearly every scene he was cast. This month, make it a September to remember one of the finest actors of their generation,  Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Enjoy,

The Master

 

The Talented Mr. Ripley

 

Jack Goes Boating

 

Punch-Drunk Love

 

Capote

 

Mission: Impossible 3

 

Synecdoche, New York

 

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

 

25th Hour

 

Magnolia

 

A Late Quartet

 

God’s Pocket

 

Doubt

 

A Most Wanted Man

 

Cold Mountain

 

Moneyball

 

The Ides of March

 

Money For Nothing

 

 

 

Monday Evening Drop-In Book Club

The Skin We’re In
by Desmond Cole:
A Year of Black Resistance and Power

Print | eBook

Additional “book club only” copies are available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Monday Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Register to drop-in and discuss this provocative and perspective-shifting book.

“The sheer strength of this book arises from its insistent linking of policing, public education, migrant labour, impoverished neighbourhoods, and the fates of refugees. The Skin We’re In is about the interlocking forces besieging Black life in Canada… Desmond Cole is an urgent and essential voice from a generation that will be heard.”

~ David Chariandy, author of Brother

Seniors Drop-In Book Club

The Skin We’re In
by Desmond Cole:
A Year of Black Resistance and Power

Print | eBook

Additional “book club only” copies are available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Seniors Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Register to drop-in and discuss this provocative and perspective-shifting book.

“The sheer strength of this book arises from its insistent linking of policing, public education, migrant labour, impoverished neighbourhoods, and the fates of refugees. The Skin We’re In is about the interlocking forces besieging Black life in Canada… Desmond Cole is an urgent and essential voice from a generation that will be heard.”

~ David Chariandy, author of Brother

Tuesday Afternoon Drop-In Book Club

The Skin We’re In
by Desmond Cole:
A Year of Black Resistance and Power

Print | eBook

Additional “book club only” copies are available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Register to drop-in and discuss this provocative and perspective-shifting book.

“The sheer strength of this book arises from its insistent linking of policing, public education, migrant labour, impoverished neighbourhoods, and the fates of refugees. The Skin We’re In is about the interlocking forces besieging Black life in Canada… Desmond Cole is an urgent and essential voice from a generation that will be heard.”

~ David Chariandy, author of Brother

Weekend Picks

Get your holds on new and acclaimed films from aroundthe world and make an upcoming weekend a foreign affair.

Leto

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.

 

Deerskin

A man’s obsession with owning the designer deerskin jacket of his dreams leads him to turn his back on his humdrum life in the suburbs, blow his life savings, and even turn him to crime.

 

Beanpole

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world.

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Mr. Six

A once-notorious hoodlum named Mr. Six spends the remainder of his life in a lonely hut behind the convenience store that he owns, reminiscing about the good old days and missing his estranged son Bobby. One day Bobby is taken by a group of rich kids after a minor altercation; their leader Kris is the son of a government official. On his son’s behalf, Mr. Six tries to reason with the group but is met with a humiliating defeat.

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Weekend Picks

Long Weekend Long Plays

Enjoy a few flicks that clock in at over 2hrs.

Have a wonderful and safe long weekend!

Fences

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

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The Master

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new “religion” he forms after World War II.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

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Tuesday Afternoon Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club continues to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Monday Evening Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Monday Evening Book Club continues to meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Seniors Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Seniors Book Club continues to meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Weekend Picks

Today’s holds are tomorrow’s answer to the question “what should we watch tonight?”

Wildlife

A meticulously crafted portrait of the American nuclear family in crisis charts the rift that forms within a 1960s Montana household when the father and breadwinner abruptly departs to fight the forest fires raging nearby, leaving his restless wife and teenage son to pick up the pieces. A deeply human look at a woman’s wayward journey toward self-fulfillment in the pre-women’s liberation era and a sensitively observed, child’s eye coming-of-age tale.

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The Way Back

Jack Cunningham was a basketball star with a full university scholarship when he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now, years later, Jack is spiraling down, and drowning in alcoholism. When he is asked to coach the team at his alma mater, he reluctantly accepts. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront his demons. But will it be enough to heal the deep wounds of his past and set him on the road to redemption?

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The Assistant

One day in the life of Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

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The King of Staten Island

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, living with his mother, spending his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys, and secretly hooking up with his girlfriend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

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The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen for a very specific purpose.

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