The Pollinators

G, Documentary, 92 min

Bees are in serious danger. Populations of honey bees are dying at levels that are unprecedented. Close to half of the bee colonies in the United States die off every single year.

Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry highly unusual cargo. Honey bees.

Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that's indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees.

Director Peter Nelson talks to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.

*Winner of the Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Tickets available through Demand Film at
https://ca.demand.film/the-pollinators/


Mon
    7:00

Better Days

Drama, 135 min

When it is time for the Chinese gaokao, a two-day national college entrance exam, the entire country comes to a standstill. For nearly ten million high school students, this exam not only determines where and if they get to study but the fates of their entire families as well.

Like so many others, Nian has been single-mindedly preparing for the exam, cutting everything else out of her life. When she becomes the target of relentless bullying, fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei and the two form a strong friendship. Before they can completely retreat into a world of their own, the two are dragged in the middle of a murder case of a teenage girl where they are the prime suspects.

In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.

Mon - Wed
    3:15 7:00 7:30 10:30 10:40
Thu
    3:15 6:50 7:30 10:30 10:40

Doctor Sleep

14A, Horror, 151 min

Forty years after the events of The Shining, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) comes across Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), a young girl with psychic powers. As she establishes a bond with Dan, her "shine" becomes even more powerful than his.

Through her psychic powers, she witnesses the murder of a boy by a cult known as The True Knot, which preys on children with powers to remain immortal. They feed on the psychic essence produced when people who possess the shine die in pain. When the cult's leader, Rose the Hat (Rebecca Fergusson), learns of Abra's existence, she hatches a plan to kidnap the girl. Dan teams up with friends to save Abra from the cult.

Based on the novel Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, a sequel to his novel The Shining, which was made into a movie in 1980.

Mon - Wed
    12:30 3:50 7:20 10:40
Thu
    12:20 3:40

Last Christmas

PG, Romance, 102 min

This rom-com inspired by the classic Christmas tune of the same name by the music group Wham! revolves around Kate (Emilia Clarke), who has a job as an elf at a year-round Christmas store. While walking around the streets of London during Christmastime, the bad decisions she's made in her life tend to leave her glum, despite the beautiful displays and sounds of cheer. 

That is, until she bumps into Tom (Henry Golding), a happy-go-lucky guy who seems almost too good to be true. Despite being almost complete opposites, the two find themseves attracted to what makes them different, while Tom sees through the barriers Kate has put up. For the first time in a long while, Christmastime becomes one of joy for Kate. 

Mon - Wed
    2:00 4:30 7:10 9:40
Thu
    1:30 4:00 10:00

Playing with Fire

G, Comedy, 96 min

After fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) rescue three young siblings — Bryn (Brianna Hildebrand), Will (Christian Convery) and Zoey (Finley Rose Slater) from a burning home, they're unable to locate the children's parents.

With no option other than to watch over the children until their parents can be found, Jake makes them promise to behave so the firefighters can do their jobs. Unfortunately, the children are undisciplined and quickly take over the fire depot with their antics.

Mon - Thu
    3:00 5:30 8:00 10:30

Exhibition on Screen - Leonardo: The Works

G, Documentary, 102 min

Beginning its much anticipated seventh season, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN offers an unprecedented look at arguably the world's most celebrated artist: Leonardo da Vinci. Premiering in cinemas for a strictly limited run, Leonardo: The Works is part of the global celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

Wed
    1:50

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)

Comedy, 200 min

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live's 10th birthday.

Thu
    1:45

Arctic Dogs

G, Animation, 93 min

Swifty the Arctic Fox (Jeremy Renner) works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky courier). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a mysterious package to a secret location. He stumbles upon a hidden fortress, where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus (John Cleese), a blubbery evil genius, who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen.

Swifty soon discovers Otto Von Walrus' plan to drill beneath Arctic surface to unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic, in order to reign as the world's supreme leader. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB (Alec Baldwin), an introverted polar bear, Lemmy (James Franco), a scatterbrained albatross, Jade Fox (Heidi Klum), a tough as nails mechanic, Leopold (Omar Sy) and Bertha (Heidi Klum), two conspiracy theorist otters and Magda (Anjelica Huston), the curmudgeonly boss. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Otto Von Walrus' sinister plans and save the day.

Mon - Thu
    2:20 4:40 7:30

Harriet

PG, Drama, 125 min

The story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo), who in 1849 at the age of 27, escapes the Maryland plantation on which she was born and raised, leaving her husband and family behind. Jumping into a raging river as she's pursued by her captors, she survives and walks 100 miles to Philadelphia, where she's finally free.

However, Harriet feels a responsibility to help other slaves, including her family members, to freedom as well, while keeping out of the clutches of her slave master Gideon (Joe Alwyn) who has made catching her his life's mission.

Along the way, she meets northern blacks such as Marie (Janelle Monáe) and William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.), who have property and have never lived in bondage, so although they agree to help her, they don't really understand what she's been through.

Over the next years, in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity, Harriet makes numerous dangerous missions to free dozens of other slaves through the Underground Railroad.

Mon
    3:40 6:40 9:30
Tue
    3:00 6:40 9:30
Wed - Thu
    3:40 6:40 9:30

Terminator: Dark Fate

14A, Action/Adventure, 128 min

Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) experiences a terrible, life-changing loss. Years later, Skynet deploys a powerful new Rev-9 Terminator (Gabriel Luna), deadlier than any previous model, to hunt down and kill Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), who is key to the new future resistance.

Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an augmented human super soldier, time travels to Mexico to save Dani and is joined by a battle-hardened Sarah Connor. The three women are led to a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Sarah's past. His involvement may prove to be their best hope to save not only themselves, but the future.

Mon - Wed
    1:10 3:50 4:20 7:00 7:40 10:00 10:40
Thu
    1:10 3:50 4:20 7:10 7:40 10:10 10:40

Black and Blue

14A, Action/Adventure, 87 min

A rookie African-American female cop (Naomie Harris) happens across corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer. With the incident captured on her body cam, the bad cops chase her through the night in an attempt to silence her and destroy the incriminating footage.

To make matters worse, they've informed a criminal gang that she's the one responsible for the dealer's death.

Mon - Wed
    10:10
Thu
    10:00

Housefull 4

PG, Comedy, 145 min

When 6 lovers are parted because of an evil conspiracy and revenge in the era of 1419, they cross paths once again in 2019. However, in the present life the 3 boys fall in love with the wrong women and are about to marry their sisters-in-law. As destiny would have it history repeats itself when the 3 couples land up in Sitamgarh once again, where it all began. Will they remember their past lives in time for marriage or will they be stuck with the wrong lovers forever? Housefull 4 is coming to confuse you, put you on a laughing riot and take you through the grandeur of 1419 with a spark of 2019.

Mon - Thu
    7:10 10:20

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

PG, Action/Adventure, 118 min

Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is living as the Queen of the Moors when her beloved, Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson), asks her to marry him. Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is furious about the upcoming marriage, but in order to keep the peace, Philip's parents, King John (Robert Lindsay) and Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), hold an engagement dinner at their castle, with Aurora and Maleficent as the honored guests.

However, the dinner doesn't go as planned when Maleficent clashes with the scheming Queen Ingrith. Maleficent lashes out and casts a spell that leaves King John in a deep sleep. As Maleficent flees, she's hit by an iron bullet from Ingrith's henchwoman. Rescued by dark fairies who have been cast off by humans and are therefore eager for revenge, Maleficent is in awe by the discovery of a race of her own kind and decides to join their quest.

Mon - Thu
    4:10

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 3D

PG, 118 min

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 3D

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues to explore the complex relationship between the dark fairy Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and the soon-to-be Queen, Aurora (Elle Fanning) as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Mon - Thu
    7:20 10:10

The Captain

PG, 111 min

On the morning of May 14th, 2018, Airbus flight A319 is thrown into a state of panic when the cockpit windshield shatters after takeoff. Cabin temperatures plummet, passengers are losing consciousness, and all communication to control is lost. Heading into an enormous storm with the co-pilot sucked halfway out of the cockpit window, the plane's strong-willed Captain, Liu Chuan Jian, is determined to bring everyone home safely.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Mon - Thu
    10:20

The Addams Family

PG, Animation, 87 min

The Addams Family are back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the creepy and kooky clan.

Loving parents Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez Addams (Oscar Isaac) bring up their daughter, Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) and their son, Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard), in an unorthodox way, complete with bombs, a creepy butler named Lurch, and their eccentric Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll), who lives with them.

Based on characters from the comics created and drawn by Charles Addams.

Mon - Thu
    7:40

Joker

14A, Drama, 122 min

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) lives with his frail mother, Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy), and devotes himself to caring for her. He wants to live up to her nickname for him—Happy. During the day, he paints his face and works as a clown through a service called Ha-Ha's, but he dreams of being a stand-up comic. He tries to learn from watching other comics, listening to their tone and timing in an effort to replicate it. Unfortunately, others don't relate to what he finds funny.

Insecure and awkward, Arthur has difficulty relating to others. As he struggles to find a connection in Gotham City's fractured society, the toxic environment wears at him—the lack of compassion and empathy, the loss of civility—especially after he's bullied by teens on the street. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision after another, cementing his destiny and setting off a chain reaction of escalating events.

Mon - Wed
    1:20 4:20 7:30 10:20
Thu
    1:20 4:20 7:30 10:30

The Rise of Jordan Peterson

90 min

A rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and his life-changing philosophy on discovering personal meaning. Christened as the most influential public intellectual in the western world, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson skyrocketed to fame after he published a controversial viral video series entitled Professor Against Political Correctness in 2016. Within 2 years, he sold over 3 million copies of his self-help book, 12 Rules For Life, and became simultaneously branded by some as an academic rockstar selling out theatres around the world, and by others as a dangerous threat to progressive society.

Mon
    9:30

Hustlers

14A, Drama, 110 min

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article "The Hustlers at Scores," Hustlers follows a crew of savvy strippers who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Starting in 2007, we meet experienced exotic dancer Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) and newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu). Ramona takes Destiny under her wing and introduces her to the life of an exotic dancer, showing her how the game works. She also learns that the group of strippers she's become a part of not only dance, but hustle their way into the pockets of their wealthy clients.

However, after the 2008 Wall Street crash, attendance at the club drops off and the dancers struggle to earn money. They devise a scam to coerce potential clubgoers to spend huge amounts of money at the club, with the women getting a large cut of the profits. But this scheme doesn't work well in the long run.

Mon - Wed
    7:10 9:50
Thu
    7:20 9:50

IT: Chapter Two

14A, Horror, 169 min

It's been 27 years since shape-shifting predator Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) terrorized the Losers' Club. The now-adults have moved on from Derry, Maine: Richie (Bill Hader) has become a stand-up comic, Bill (James McAvoy) is a successful novelist in Hollywood, Ben (Jay Ryan) is now a wealthy architect, Stanley (Andy Bean) is a troubled accountant, Bev is in an abusive relationship with her husband and Eddie (James Ransone) is in risk assessment. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) is the only one of the group who stayed in Derry, while the others moved on with their lives.

When Pennywise mysteriously returns to the little town of Derry, Mike calls each one of the Losers back to Derry. When they were young, they'd made a blood oath that if Pennywise would return, they would too, to put a stop to him. However, they have all suppressed the supernatural horror they experienced as kids. They first have to remember their childhood before attempting to face Pennywise, who is now more menacing than ever.

Mon - Tue
    9:50
Wed
    10:00
Thu
    9:50

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

14A, Sci-Fi,

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Ridley Scott's science fiction masterpiece, Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, is making a long-awaited return to the big screen with a completely re-mastered director's cut, Blade Runner: The Final Cut. The film has not only been completely restored with new and improved special effects, but also includes never-before-seen added and extended scenes that Ridley Scott created specifically for the new edition.

Spectacularly restored and re-mastered from original elements and scanned at 4K* resolution, fans of the original Blade Runner will have a chance to see this sci-fi classic as it has never been seen before, while a new generation of moviegoers will have their first opportunity to see why Blade Runner is still considered to be, by both critics and fans, one of the most important genre films of the 20th century.

Visually spectacular, action-packed and enduringly provocative since its original 1982 release, the stylish noir thriller Blade Runner: The Final Cut stars Harrison Ford in the enigmatic role of 21st-century detective Rick Deckard. As he hunts for vengeful, fugitive replicants in a high-tech future soured by urban and social decay, he is drawn to a mysterious woman (Sean Young) whose secrets may undermine his own soul.

Mon
    4:15

Heavy Metal

14A,

Heavy Metal
Based on the popular magazine of the same name, this animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and fantasy. The soundtrack includes such rock superstars as Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks.
Mon
    1:50
Tue
    10:30
Wed
    4:20

The Godfather: Part II

14A, Drama, 200 min

The Godfather: Part II

This brilliant companion piece to the original The Godfather continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don.

Tue
    2:00
Wed
    6:30

Bala (Hindi)

Comedy,

Bala (Hindi)
The film tells the story of Bala (Ayushmann Khurrana), a man who is balding prematurely and how he copes with the situation. The film also narrates Bala's relationship with two women played by Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar respectively.
Mon - Wed
    3:20 6:40 10:00
Thu
    3:20 6:30 9:50

Charlie's Angels: The IMAX Experience

PG,

Charlie's Angels: The IMAX Experience

Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight. In Banks' bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.

Thu
    7:00 10:00

Cinéspectacle présente Électre/Oreste de la Comédie-Française

14A,

Cinspectacle prsente lectre/Oreste de la Comdie-Franaise
Upon his return from the Trojan War, Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, and Aegisthus, her lover. Seven years later, after a long exile, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns to Argos. He and his sister, Electra, decide to avenge their father's murder and dethrone the usurper who resigns at Clytemnestra's side. The young woman urges her brother to take their revenge further by killing their mother PRESENTATION Ivo van Hove takes hold of the myth and provides a new interpretation of this ancient Greek tragedy! Stating that all his projects are born from "love at first sight" for a text, he combines two Euripides plays to tell the tale of a brother, Orestes, and a sister, Electra, who are reunited and join together in murder and revenge.
Tue
    7:15

The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration

Program,

The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration
The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration will combine digitally restored versions of six quintessential episodes with an all-new documentary short titled "Remembering Rod Serling" about the life, imagination and creativity of creator Serling, whose thought-provoking anthology series continues to mesmerize fans.
Thu
    7:00