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The Pitch (Jan 13 – 19); The Week at a Glance

Welcome back! The Empire’s planet killing dark sphere finally gives way to Globes of Gold.

As Rogue One makes her final flights, we begin glimpsing the return of vast and varied offerings over the coming months. Included in our line-up, is last night’s Golden Globes awarded Moonlight, best feature drama, La La Land , 7-awards, including best feature Comedy/Musical, Elle best foreign motion picture and best actress in a drama for Isabella Hupert and Manchester By The Sea, best actor in a drama award for Casey Affleck.

For this coming weekend/Tuesday main feature, Best Animated feature nominated, Moana (Rated G), welcomes the young children back into the grand hall of The Civic. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Ranked 95% Certified Fresh on the Tomatometer.

On Wednesday, possible Oscar contender in the Documentary category, The Eagle Huntress (rated G) swoops down on The Civic. Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

For our first Thursday film in longer than I care to admit, we bring you, fresh of the awards podium, Paul Verhoeven’s latest vehicle for Isabella Hupert, Elle (rated 18A). Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

Coming next: Moonlight (TBC), Nocturnal Animals (TBC), Lion’s Club Variety Show and Loving (TBC)

Confirmed and Unconfirmed until the end of Feb: Silence, Reel Rock 11 (Jan 30), To The Ends of the Earth (Feb 1), Lion, La La Land, Koneline (Feb 8), Jackie, Manchester By the Sea, 20th Century Women, We Are X, Neruda, Sing, Live By Night, Fences, Coldsmoke (Feb 24), Oscar Party (Feb 25), Live Oscar Feed (Feb 26), The Red Turtle. To get first notice on any of these titles as they become confirmed click Here.