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Film Title: The Intouchables
Director(s): Olivier Nacache & Eric Toledano
Film Origin: France
Film Release Year: 2011
A rich man, Philippe, is a quadropelegic, but also emotionally paralized as everyone shows pity for his affiction. Then Driss, his new and somewhat reluctant immigrant orderly, steps in. The household comes alive, differently.
Screening Time: Fri, 2018-10-12 19:00
Discussant: Robert Northey & Andre Gagnon

Film Title: Look Who’s Back
Director(s): David Wnendt
Film Origin: Germany
Film Release Year: 2015
In 2011, Hitler magically wakes up in a housing project near the bunker where he killed himself in East Berlin. He is discovered by a TV producer who makes him the star of their satirical programme. And so starts an absurd and revelatory series of historical, social and psychological analogies with Nazi history.
Screening Time: Fri, 2018-11-16 19:00
Discussant: Christine Ury

Film Title: Raising Arizona
Director(s): Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 1987
Ex-con Hi and his police offcer wife Edwina are a mismatched, childless couple who decide to steal a baby, one of the famous Arizona Quintuplets. Rather than bringing the hoped for loving family, it sets off severe anxiety and a series of unforeseen complications. Will Hi desintigrate into psychosis or find salvation?
Screening Time: Fri, 2018-12-07 19:00
Discussant: Robert Northey

Film Title: The Producers
Director(s): Mel Brooks
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 1967
Accountant Leo Bloom advises the excitable and devious theatrical producer, Max Bialystock to discover a fop and solve his fnancial debts. They come upon “Springtime for Hitler and Germany” who’s author is more Nazi than the Third Reich, and who’s director is offset in his gender dysphoria; it becomes a dramatic surprise. Flops, failures and nebbishes may be at once unreal and hilarious.
Screening Time: Fri, 2019-01-04 19:00
Discussant: Philip Cheifetz

Film Title: A Fish Called Wanda
Director(s): Charles Crichton (& John Cleese)
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 1988
George and Ken are double-crossed by Wanda and Otto during a diamond heist, and George is arrested, but not before he has hidden the loot. Femme fatale Wanda attempts to seduce Archie, George’s barrister, and learn where the diamonds are hidden. A comic caper that expresses the primitive aspects of humans, as well as making it palatable.
Screening Time: Fri, 2019-02-01 19:00
Discussant: Diamond Allidina

Film Title: One Week and a Day
Director(s): Asaph Polonsky
Film Origin: Israel
Film Release Year: 2016
Vicky and Eyal have just lost their only child. Thanks to the sensitive direction and three-dimensional acting, this award winning flm is able to take a humorous look at the way each copes with the enormous loss
Screening Time: Fri, 2019-03-01 19:00
Discussant: Sue Baxt

Film Title: Habemus Papam
Director(s): Nanni Moretti
Film Origin: Italy
Film Release Year: 2011
As the Pope dies, a Conclave has to elect the successor. Cardinals pray to not get the title. When the cry comes “Habemus Papam” (“We have a Pope”), Melville refuses to step out on the balcony and honour the crowd, crushed by the responsibility. A psychoanalyst is called to help as the cardinal has a fugue…
Screening Time: Fri, 2019-04-05 19:00
Discussant: Andre Gagnon

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