Landmark Cinemas, Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Film Society

Feb 24, 2020  |  Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Adults

A Fran├žois Girard film, starring Tim Roth, Clive Owen, and Catherine McCormack.

The Sylvan Lake Film Society works with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. "With over 195 groups in 163 communities across Canada, Film Circuit is essential in helping TIFF lead the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian cinema."

The Sylvan Lake Film Society, a Sylvan Lake Municipal Library program, provides transformative film experiences to filmgoers in the community. The are very proud of the variety of films shown in the past and hope to continue the experience in the years ahead. Film Society shows its films at Landmark Cinemas the last Monday of the month in January, February, March, April, September, and October.

Tickets are $8.00 for pre-sale at the library, $10.00 at Landmark Cinemas the night of the showing. Season Passes $32.00, (after January's screening) available at the library.

Monday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. 

The Song of Names

The Song of Names

Constructed like a detective mystery on a grand scale, the film opens the night of the much-anticipated first public performance by Dovidl Rapoport, a Polish musical prodigy. When he doesn't show up, his best friend Martin is left to tell the packed theatre that the performance will not go on. Decades later, an adult Martin (Tim Roth), serving as a judge in a musical competition, watches a young student play in Dovidl's unique style. This moment send Martin, over the objections of his wife Helen, on a transcontinental search. As the mystery of the disappearance unravels, Martin find himself consumed by memories of the deep bond between the two boys - and also uncovers elements of Dovidl's tormented life that Martin simply couldn't have fathomed at the time. 

An emotional devastating tale of family, obligation, ambition, and friendship, Girard's film is, unsurprisingly, driven by exquisite music. It is also extraordinarily timely, focusing on the tragic circumstances of the migrant - whose departure is often (if not usually) motivated by forces far beyond their control. 

Featuring touching performances by Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack, Saul Rubineck, and an extremely talented young cast as the junior versions of Martin and Dovidl, The Song of Names is a powerful call to remember. - Elevation Pictures