Sharkwater - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

PG, Documentary, 89 min

For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.

Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.

Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives.

Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed.

Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmmaker Rob Stewart is Canadian and the film is completely Canadian-funded.

Sat
    4:30

Get Out

14A, Thriller, 103 min

A young man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is preparing to meet his girlfriend Rose's (Allison Williams) parents for the first time. However, he is skeptical of the introduction because Rose, who's white, hasn't told her parents that he is black. While she sees no importance in the color of his skin, he knows it's going to be an issue.

As they make their way to Rose's family estate, he is immediately subjected to racial profiling by a cop; but he just chocks it up to typical white suburban behavior. When they arrive at the vast estate, Rose's parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) do not hide their discomfort at their daughter's choice of suitor. And as the awkward visit drags on, Chris begins to notice that all the African Americans in the town are acting strangely — almost as if they're hypnotized — and soon uncovers a twisted plot that may leave him at the mercy of the townsfolk.

Thu
    7:30 10:30

Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical

STC, Musical, 145 min

Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events (Cineplex Events in Canada) and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES to US cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22 (February 19 & 23 in Canada). Filmed live on stage, this high energy show stars original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "Katherine," Ben Fankhauser as "Davey" and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as "Crutchie." They're joined by members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more "newsies" and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what's right.

Thu
    7:00

Dancer

PG, Documentary, 85 min

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and at 19, became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. He was called "The Most Gifted Male Dancer of His Generation" by The Observer. The Daily Telegraph called him "The James Dean of the Ballet World."

Just three years later, at the peak of his success, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift.

The story takes a look at Sergei's beginnings, as a little boy with a passion for ballet. His family moved around the world in order to support his dream and he doubled his practice hours in an effort to get his family back together. This is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral.

Thu
    2:00

Wayne's World 25th Anniversary

PG, Comedy, 94 min

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of "Wayne's World"-and he also wants Wayne's girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast-as well as the wild pop-culture references-make Wayne's World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.The film includes a theatrical exclusive special event with an introduction by Peter Travers (Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC-TV), and a videotaped chat with the director and cast members after the film.
Thu
    10:00

A Dog's Purpose

PG, Family, 120 min

A devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) goes on a quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several reincarnations and the many owners to whom he belonged. Along the way, he ponders such existential questions as "Why does food taste better in the trash?" and "What is the meaning of life?"

Going through several names throughout his time, including Toby, Bailey and Buddy, he arrives at the answers to some of his questions via his interactions with the humans he loves, and the lessons about love that he teaches them.

Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron.

Thu
    1:00 4:30 7:10 9:40

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

PG, Animation,

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions
The stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move?one card short?and it's game over for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime's most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor Téa Gardner, and Bakura. It's the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever!
Thu
    4:00

La La Land

PG, Comedy, 128 min

Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who works in a coffee shop in a busy Hollywood studio lot in between auditions, keeps bumping into the disgruntled Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated yet stubborn jazz musician who dreams of opening his own jazz club one day.

The two finally get together and Mia even begins to love jazz, but she also begins to lose faith in herself when yet another audition goes wrong. Sebastian believes in her and convinces her to give it one last shot, but she feels he's selling out when he joins a popular band as a keyboard player in an effort to make money for the two of them. Their struggles and differences drive a wedge between them.

Thu
    1:30 3:35 6:40 10:00