The Pitch (Jan 20 – 26); The Week at a Glance

We continue our Golden shower of great film with another week of Globe winners and nominees.

Whether the rumors of Trump’s Russian bed wetting fiasco are true or not, it is certainly a compelling story, but not worthy of a Golden Globe nomination like the films being screened at The Civic this week.

Sharing the weekend/Tuesday run, we have Manchester By The Sea (14A), nominated for five Golden Globes, including best picture, director and screenplay, and winner of best actor in a drama, splitting with Nocturnal Animals (14A), nominated for for three Golden Globes, including best Director and screenplay, and winner of best supporting actor in a drama.

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, Manchester By The Sea, north of the city. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Directed by Tom Ford, A Single ManNocturnal Animals is a neo-noir story within a story about A wealthy art gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

On Wednesday, The Lions Club Variety Show returns to The Civic Theatre for the third year running.  Come out for some great family fun and help bring in the funds that help The Lions to support so many great projects in the community throughout the year.

For our Thursday film, nominated for Best actor and actress Golden Globes for a drama, Jeff Nichols’ (Mud, Midnight Special) Loving (PG), tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Coming next: Hidden Figures (TBC), Reel Rock 11, To The Ends of The Earth and Fences (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.