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The Pitch – What’s Playing At The Civic, July 14 – 20

The Pitch – What’s Playing at The Civic, July 14 – 20

Another fine mix of live performance, great family entertainment and critically acclaimed art house cinema.

Pixar and Disney, most recently known for Finding Dory and Inside Out, always bring great human emotion to their animated characters and Cars 3 (G) is no exception.  Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
On Weds. Mountain Thunder Presents Greg Brown! With roots in small town Iowa, Greg Brown’s rich folk style is heavily influenced by his origins. His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather was a banjo player and his father was a holy roller preacher. Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. At the personal request of Jeff Bridges, Brown also contributed songs for Bridges’ Oscar-Winning role in the film Crazy Heart. Ultimately, Brown is a storyteller who moves his audiences with his warmth, humour and deeply human musical vision. This is his first visit to Nelson and only 2nd to the Kootenays after playing Littlefest many Summers ago.
For our Thursday night picture, we bring the acclaimed psychological art house mystery film, It Comes At Night (14A). a rigorous and astute film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, plays the outside-in dialectic beautifully. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Coming next: War For the Planet of the Apes

Cars 3 (108mins, G)
Fri. July 14 @ 7pm
Sat. July 15 @ 7pm
Sun. July 16 @ 2pm & 6:45pm
Mon. July 17 @ 2pm & 7pm
Tues. July 18 @ 7pm
Greg Brown (Live in Concert)
Wed. July 19 @ 7pm
It Comes At Night (92mins, 14A)
Thurs. July 20 @ 7:30pm