Tuesday and Wednesday Film Screenings - New Movies
Popular movies are shown once a month on Tuesday evenings in the LaMarsh Room at Victoria Avenue Library, and on Wednesday evenings in the Meeting Room at Chippawa Library. Ages may vary depending on the movie ratings. Please note: Movie titles can be subject to change without notice.
Screenings begin at 6:00 pm at both libraries.
No registration, it's absolutely FREE, bring your own popcorn and a comfy cushion if you like!
Shazam! (2019, 132 minutes, Rated PG-13)
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Chippawa, Wednesday, June 19th @ 6:00 pm
Victoria, Tuesday, June 25th @ 6:00 pm
The Victoria and Chippawa libraries are pleased to offer feature-length movies for everyone to enjoy. If you're ever in doubt about whether or not to view a particular movie, check out the Ontario Film Review Board website. The Ontario Film Review Board is a classification tool that your library uses to determine the rating for each movie shown. This is a community board made up of various people and receives its mandate through the Film Classification Act, 2005 and operates as an arms-length agency reporting to the Minister of Consumer Services.
Subject to certain exceptions, if a film (e.g. movie, video, DVD, VCD or video game) is to be distributed or screened in Ontario, it must first be classified by this Board.
Film Fest Fridays in June - National Indigenous History Month
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with these films featuring Indigenous stories, made by Indigenous directors and actors.
Smoke Signals (1998, 89 minutes, Rated PG-13)
This tender and funny adaptation of Sherman Alexie's short story "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" won the Filmmaker's Trophy and Audience Award upon its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows the uneasy friendship of Victor and Thomas as they embark upon a road trip to retrieve the ashes of Victor's late father.
Chippawa, Friday, June 14th @ 2:00 pm
Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2014, 88 minutes, Rated R)
Set in 1976, this harrowing revenge drama follows Aila, a 15-year-old Mi'kmaq girl, as she reconciles with her estranged father and fights for survival in Canada's residential school system.
Victoria, Friday, June 21st @ 2:00 pm
Boy (2012, 97 minutes, Not Rated)
Director Taika Waititi's heartbreaking and often hilarious portrait of Boy, an imaginative 11-year-old Maori boy with a Michael Jackson fixation, coming of age in 1980s rural New Zealand.
Victoria, Friday, June 28th @ 2:00 pm
Ages 18+ New this summer! The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada offers a wide collection of documentaries, animations, experimental films and interactive works. They showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians. Join us at Stamford Centre Library at 3:00 pm to discover new releases, old favourites and Canadian Classics.
Fight (2012, 44 minutes, Not Rated)
This short documentary introduces us to Randy Baleski, a Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer who has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get them in the ring. We watch him work with two Indigenous teens from troubled backgrounds as they slowly come to understand that boxing is more than just a sport ... it's a way of life.
Monday, June 17th
St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea (1982, 96 minutes, Not Rated)
In this spectacular feature-length documentary, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and an NFB crew sail up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes on board the specially equipped vessel Calypso. They explore the countryside from their helicopter and plumb the depths of the waters in their diving saucer. They encounter shipwrecks, the Manicouagan power dam, Niagara Falls, the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway and an underwater chase with caribou.
Monday, July 15th
The Song and the Sorrow (2018, 42 minutes, Not Rated)
Musician Catherine MacLellan - the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan - grew up surrounded by her father's music. He committed suicide when she was 14. Two decades after his loss, Catherine is finally ready to confront the hurtful mystery of her absent parent and embrace his musical legacy.
Monday, July 29th
Mon oncle Antoine (1971, 104 minutes, Not Rated)
Jutra's sweeping portrait of village life in 1940s Quebec has been called one of the greatest Canadian films of all time. Recalling a time when the local general store was the crossroads of life, the film illustrates the way a young boy sees the world and those closest to him - first through the eyes of a teenager, and later, as events change him, through the eyes of an adult. In French with English subtitles.
Monday, August 12th
Metamorphosis (2018, 85 minutes, Not Rated)
A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.
Monday, August 26th
Celebrate Pride Month in June with a selection of LGBTQ+ films.
Moonlight (2016, 111 minutes, Rated R)
The first ever film featuring an all-black cast to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, this coming-of-age drama looks at the childhood, adolescence and early adulthood of a gay man as he comes to terms with his identity and his sexuality.
Victoria, Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:00 pm
Transamerica (2005, 103 minutes, Rated R)
Felicity Huffman's Golden Globe winning performance is at the centre of this comedy-drama about a trans woman who takes an unexpected road trip across the country to meet the teenage son she never knew she had and bail him out of jail.
Victoria, Friday, June 14th @ 3:00 pm