Films

Here's a list of films that are screening with Flicks in the Sticks. 

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Lee Israel made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U)

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their head teacher into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Carmen (Recorded Live) (U)

With this festival performance from the Zurich Opera, the great Vesselina Kasarova makes her long-awaited debut in one of the greatest mezzo roles in the operatic repertoire: Carmen. From the moment she appears on stage to the close of the opera just after the heroine’s death, Kasarova dominates the stage with her amazingly nuanced mezzo and her mesmerizing charisma. This is no brazen gypsy girl who turns men’s heads with a toss of her black curls and a sway of the hips; this is a modern, self-confident woman who knows exactly what she wants. This Carmen doesn’t need castanets to express her passion: it glows from within. She has a partner of equal stature in Jonas Kaufmann’s Don José, who, in Matthias Hartmann’s production, believably undergoes a transformation from repressed mama’s boy to passionate, jealousy-crazed hothead. The Zurich production is Kaufmann’s second stage version of Don José, following his role debut in London, which was greeted with standing ovations.

Cold War (15)

Pawlikowski follows his stunning, Oscar-winning Ida with this epic romance that spans decades and nations to tell a tragic, moving love story. In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. Fatefully mismatched, they are separated by politics, temperament and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times. Tiny cogs in the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the West. One day in Berlin as they spot their chance, they make a split decision that will mark their lives forever. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, this offers a stunning marriage of haunting imagery and heartfelt emotion while retaining a quiet humour throughout.

Colette (15)

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy", Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it's success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.