Movie Night


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Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Friends Program Room

Every other Wednesday evening the Canmore Library shows a movie in the Friends of the Library Program Room starting at 7:00pm. Selections vary between classics and new releases.

Admission is FREE, donations accepted.

Bring a pillow, a bowl of popcorn, or even a friend! Make yourself at home and enjoy the cinematic experience.

This program is supported by Gift Funds Canada.

Upcoming Movie Night Dates & Films:

Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly, miserly businessman, has no time for sentimentality and largely views Christmas as a waste of time. However, this Christmas Eve he will be visited by three spirits who will show him the errors of his ways. We'll be showing the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim.

Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Rated G. Runtime: 1h 26m. Click here to view the IMDb listing.

Previous 2023 Movie Night Films:

After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean - three of the nastiest, meanest farmers. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.

Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated: G. Runtime: 1hr 27min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

The story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone and how it smashed huge enterprises before surrendering to Silicon Valley's fiercely competitive companies.

Directed by Matt Johnson. Rated PG. Runtime: 2h. Click here to view the IMDb listing.

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Directed by Greta Gerwig. Rated PG. Runtime: 1h 54m. Click here for the IMDb listing.

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Directed by: Mark Mylod. Rated 14A. Runtime: 1hr 47min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

SUMMER OF SOUL is part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.

Directed by Questlove. Rated 14A. Runtime: 1hr 58min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Four friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous "50 Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Directed by Bill Holderman. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 44m. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Movie Night is back just in time for Canmore's Pride Week!

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel (Piper Perabo) notices Luce (Lena Headey) in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck (Matthew Goode), she is falling for Luce. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must decide between her stable relationship with Heck and her exhilarating new romance with Luce.

Directed by Ol Parker. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1h 30m. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed "Beans") is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Directed by Tracey Deer. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 32min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch." It features an expansive ensemble cast and follows three different storylines.

Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 48min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbors' sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.

Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp. Rated: PG. Runtime: 1hr 29min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Rated: PG. Runtime: 2hr 20min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences.

Directed by Martin McDonagh. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 54min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

English Title: The Time Thief

This movie will be shown in French, with English subtitles.

In 1988, in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Quebec, an eleven year old boy is worried for his grandmother's life. Worn out by illness, the old storyteller tries to convince her grandson that the Death no longer exists. Her story will bring back to life the extraordinary people from the village in 1927 who, by using rocambolesque tricks, will eliminate the Death that threatens them. From now on, death will coincide with the birth of legends.

Directed by Francis Leclerc. Rated: PG (No official rating). Runtime: 1hr 54min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.

Directed by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin. Rated: PG-13. Runtime: 1hr 41min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

When his young daughter's beloved companion - an android named Yang - malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

Directed by Kogonada. Rated: PG. Runtime: 1hr 36min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

After a destructive war across North America, a military occupation seizes control of society. One of their core tactics: taking children from their families and putting them into State Academies, or forced-education camps. Niska is a Cree mother desperate to protect her daughter Waseese. But events force mother and daughter to separate, leading Niska to join a group of Cree vigilantes to get her daughter back.

Directed by Danis Goulet. Rated: 14A. Runtime: 1hr 41min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

This documentary will be shown in the original Turkish, with English subtitles.

In this documentary, a woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of North Macedonia. When a neighboring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.

Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. Rated: No official rating. Runtime: 1hr 27min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

In the 1950s, Alice and Jack live in the idealized community of Victory, an experimental company town that houses the men who work on a top-secret project. While the husbands toil away, the wives get to enjoy the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their seemingly perfect paradise. However, when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something sinister lurking below the surface, Alice can't help but question exactly what she's doing in Victory.

Directed by Olivia Wilde. Rated: 14A. Runtime 2hr 3min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

For the last Movie Night before our summer break, we're letting you choose the movie! The winner of the head to head vote was... The Princess Bride!

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman, Buttercup, and her one true love, Wesley. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride."

Directed by Rob Reiner. Rated: PG. Runtime 1hr 38min. Click here for the IMDb listing.

Event dates

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.