Cinema Sundays

With Cinema Sundays we visit floors in the new Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre and show movies that touch on mental health, substance use, or general entertainment.

Here is a list of the movies we have shown (with reviews) and upcoming movies.

October 2018:  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Five intense crushes. Five soul-baring love letters. She never planned to mail them. Now they are out.  Life, as she knows it, is over.

Floor 8 – Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 2 pm
Floor 5 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 2 pm

September 2018:  Colossal

An unemployed New York party girl who’s returned to her hometown comes to believe she has a connection to a mega-monster running amok in Seoul.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens

Floor 6 – Sunday, Sept 23, 2018 – 2 pm
Floor 5 – Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 – 2 pm

“The movie is such a strange concept.”
“Thanks for showing it to us.”

 

August 2018: Coco (Pixar)

On Día de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy.

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

“Thank you for showing us that. I really enjoyed it.”
“I liked how the movie was like a tribute to Mexican culture.”
“I wish they would a make a movie about Arabic culture. All we have is Aladdin!”
“I really liked the music and animation.”
“My favourite part was when Miguel goes back to sing for his great grandmother.”

 

July 2018: Chappie

In a futuristic society where a robot police force keeps crimes at bay, a lone droid gains the power of artificial intelligence.

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Floor 5:  Sunday, July 29, 2018

“I really like this movie. This is the second time I’ve seen it.”

“I wonder how they made the movie. Do you think there was an actor playing Chappie or do you think it was computer generated?”

“That was amazing!”
“It was a really violent movie. But I liked it because it had heart.”

June 2018:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2

With the danger around him growing greater and greater, can he keep his loved ones out of harm’s way?

“Wow that was so good!”

“That was really exciting!”

“The ending really surprised me!”

“I thought the cast was really great.”

“Great special effects!”

 

June 2018: The Florida Project

A mischievous 6 year old finds the magic in her own circumstances while living with her troubled mom in a budget motel near Disney World.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite

“I loved how colourful the movie is.”

 

May 2018: Tangerine

Fresh out of a stint in jail, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee and her pal Alexandra hit the crazy streets of LA to get revenge on her fickle pimp.

Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian.

 

April 2018:  Ghost in the Shell

Saved from dead and resurrected as a cyborg, Major Kusanagi heads a task force hunting down cybercriminals.  But one hacker has far more grandiose plans.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche.

Viewer feedback:

  • “I really liked the story.”
  • “I remember seeing the original anime version, but that was a long time ago. It’s cool that they remade it”.
  • “It was entertaining but not Oscar worthy.”
  • “That was awesome!”
  • “I was scared. I had to leave when the violence started.”
  • “That was intense!”
  • “I enjoyed it.”
  • “Scarlett Johansson was really good in it.”
  • “I saw the movie last week on another floor. I enjoyed watching it a second time.”
  • “This movie is based on a Japanese Anime movie. It’s a remake.”
  • “The original Anime movie is much more complex.”
  • “Thanks for showing us the movie. When’s the next one going to be?”

 

 

March 2018: Win it All

After losing $50,000 that wasn’t his, gambling addict Eddie starts to rebuild his life.  But an unwelcome surprise pushes him toward his old ways.

Starring: Jake Johnson, Aislinn Derbez, Joe Lo Truglio.

Viewer feedback:

  • “I thought the movie was good but I think it would be kind of triggering for a person with a gambling addiction.”
  • “3.5 stars out of 5”.
  • “The movie kind of made me want to gamble”.
  • “I was kind of biting my nails the whole way through”.
  • “Really good acting!”.
  • “I didn’t find the happy ending to be very realistic. It felt kind of rushed”.

February 2018:  A Street Cat Named Bob

When he adopts a stray ginger cat (who gets named ‘Bob’) and includes it in his street performance act, a recovering drug addict finds his life and career transformed.

This movie tells the adapted life story of James Bowen and Bob.  With the real cat in the title role!

Starring: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head.

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