Movie listings: Oct. 6-12
Note: See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices
Varsity World Film Week, Oct. 6-12
Adults $9, child/senior/active military and students/AIFF members $7
Adult passport: $40 for six films ($6.67 per film vs. $9)
Child/senior/active military/students/AIFF members passport: $35 for 6 films ($5.83 per film vs. $7)
No matinee pricing; no group activity tickets or passes
Canada/Germany/USA/Israel: "Aida's Secrets"
Columbia: "Bad Lucky Goat"
USA: "Bending the Arc"
Chile/UK/France: "Endless Poetry"
Belgium/France/Lebanon: "In Syria"
USA: "No Man's Land"
Thailand/Singapore: "Pop Aye"
Canada/USA: "Rebels on Pointe"
Russia: "The Students"
Slovakia/Czech Republic: "The Teacher"
Nepal/USA/Qatar/Netherlands: "White Sun"
Victoria and Abdul
Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. Directed by Stephen Frears; Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language/111m.
Battle of the Sexes
Daily showtimes: 12:10, 3:00, 5:50, 8:35
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as "The Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world. Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris; Also starring Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Bill Pullman. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity/121m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices
Blade Runner 2049
Sat-Sun early show: 11:45, (3-D) 2:40, 5:50, (3-D) 8:50
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Directed by Denis Villeneuve; Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James. Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language/163m.
The Mountain Between Us
Sat-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 6:15, 9:20
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad; Starring Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Lucia Walters, Marci T. House, Natasha Burnett. Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language/103m.
Sat-Sun early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:55, 9:30
In "Flatliners," five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev; Starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Charlotte McKinney. Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, sexual content, language, thematic material, and some drug references/109m.
Sat-Sun early show: 12:10, Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:40, 8:25
Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal. Directed by Doug Liman; Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Sarah Wright, Marko Caka, Lola Kirke, Caleb Landry Jones. Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity/115m.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sat-Sun early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Directed by Matthew Vaughn; Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. Rated R for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material/141m.
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Sat-Sun early shows: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 3:45
Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school. Directed by Charlie Bean; Starring Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor/91m.
Daily showtimes: 6:10, 9:10
Children start to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine. The neighborhood children unite together to face Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Directed by Andy Muschietti; Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton. Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language/135m.