Monday Night at the Movies

The Kootenay Gallery is once again offering the popular fundraiser. Monday Night at the Movies and happy to announce the showings will be in the Old Theatre, Castlegar.

The Commune

November 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets $9 available at the Gallery or at the door

The new film by lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, The Hunt) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune. Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won Best Actress at the 2016 Berlinale for her performance) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university. When Erik’s father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with the huge house that Erik grew up in, as it’s too expensive for them to occupy on their own. Erik prefers selling, but Anna – who has become frustrated with Erik’s dour outlook and longs for something new – suggests that they use this opportunity to experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time). Energized by the era’s relaxed taboos, Anna and Erik assemble a diverse, rather motley crew of cohabitants and embark on their adventure, but soon take very different paths. While Anna is anxious to stay home and experience life with her new extended family, Erik finds a more traditional way of reinvigorating himself: an affair with one of his students. When Anna tries to reconcile these two situations, the commune – and the marriage at its core – begins to unravel. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trip to Spain

December 18 at 7:00 pm

Tickets $9 available at the Gallery or at the door

“After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.” (from Rotten Tomatoes)