May 31-June 6: Gordon Lightfoot, Keira Knightley & an offer you can't refuse!

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On Friday we are thrilled to welcome the co-directors of the new GORDON LIGHTFOOT documentary to the Playhouse for an audience Q&A. If you don't get tickets to opening night, there will be 8 more opportunities to see it during its Hamilton premiere run. Also on Friday night at 9pm, Trevor Cole, the award-winning author of The Whisky King, will introduce THE GODFATHER and speak briefly about the Rocco Perri era of Hamilton mobsters. THE GODFATHER tops a poll of films that most people claim to have watched, but never have. Fess up! We would add, if you have never seen The Godfather on the big screen, then you have never seen it! Also premiering this weekend is THE AFTERMATH, a love triangle period drama starring Keira Knightley. We continue our gardening series (co-presented by RBG) with THE GARDENER, a truly inspiring look at Francis Cabot's English-style garden in Quebec. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki will be pleased to see CASTLE IN THE SKY this week (another film to see on the big screen!) We DECONSTRUCT THE BEATLES on Sunday & Thursday, this time The White Album gets the deep dive. Finally, armchair adventurers will want to check out FAR. A Story of A Journey Around the World.  

The offer: Win a pair of passes to GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND. Keep scrolling to the very end of this newsletter to find out how! (If the message gets "clipped" at the end, click on the link.)


 

PG

The iconic Canadian singer/songwriter, now 80, gets candid in refreshingly complex music doc.

"From the song he refuses to perform to his admiration for Drake, a songwriting legend reflects on his lyrics and longevity with candour and humour. At 80 years young (and currently recording another album), Gordon Lightfoot continues to entertain and enlighten.

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14A

"Audiences will enjoy this unusual love story: for its performances, its strong sense of time and place, and its vivid reminder that a war's official end is never really anything of the kind." - Daily Telegraph

Keira Knightley delivers one of her best performances in this love triangle period drama. Reunited with her estranged officer husband Lewis (Jason Clarke) when he is stationed to Hamburg, they are forced to confront the ruins of the city after it was razed to the ground in World War II.

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14A

"Coppola's masterpiece reveals something new every time you watch it." - BBC

THE GODFATHER will be introduced by Trevor Cole, author of The Whisky King, who will speak briefly on the Rocco Perri gangster-era in Hamilton. “Marlon Brando’s magic is revived in The Godfather in his intuitive grasp of Mario Puzo’s Don Corleone, a living symbol o

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G

An immersion in the life and work of the most influential landscape designer of the last 50 years, Piet Oudolf. More than just a movie for gardeners, Five Seasons changes the way all of us think about and ultimately see beauty itself.

Co-presented by Royal Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most beautiful gardens in this documentary on revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

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PG

“Castle in the Sky is an astounding animated feature written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is an imaginative extrapolation of a reference in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" to Laputa, a floating island-city hovering over Balnibarbi. Miyazaki uses that to spin off a modernistic sci-fi fable with a subtle ecological message.

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STC

“Composer Scott Freiman’s love for The Beatles runs so deep, he’s considered one of the world’s foremost Fab Four scholars.

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G

An intimate tour of one of the world’s foremost private gardens, Les Quatre Vents.

Co-presented by Royal Botanical Gardens.The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.

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G

“With its feet on the ground and head in the clouds, Far. The Story of a Journey Around the World follows German filmmakers and partners Patrick Allgaier and Gwendolin Weisser on a three and a half year trip from their home in Germany, across eastern Europe, into the Middle East, all around Asia, and across the Pacific to Central America and back home across the Atlantic.

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PG

A woman arrives at a strange motel, having arranged to meet her lover. There she encounters Norman (Perkins), seemingly controlled by his mother. She decides to take a shower...

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14A

“Mulholland Drive is as brilliant and disquieting as anything Lynch has ever done. It is psychotically lucid, oppressively strange, but with a powerfully erotic and humanly intimate dimension that Lynch never quite achieved elsewhere. It is a fantasia of illusion and identity; a meditation on the mystery of casting in art as in life: the vital importance of finding the right role.

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G

“Joyful in all the best ways. It’s completely and utterly beautiful.” -Alex Billington, First Showing

Many of us have fantasized about it; cutting ourselves off from the hustle and bustle of the big city and escaping to a “simpler” life out in the country. But as much as we’d like to get closer to nature, nature is not always the most welcoming host.

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