Independent & World Films at the Library

Showing on Thursday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Still Mine (Canada)

Former Oscar nominees James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold star in Still Mine, a tender love story based on actual events that proves love is the ultimate triumph. "We're still here, we have each other and isn't everything else a bonus?" Craig and his wife Irene are in their 80's and beginning to feel it. Craig is being hit with new regulations on his farm and is unable to adapt as fast as he needs to. Irene is beginning to show signs of dementia and, rather than admit they need to enter a home, Craig decides to build a smaller, more manageable house on their land. Once again he’s faced with new regulations and an overzealous government inspector. By the time he’s decided to play ball, aided by a sympathetic young lawyer, he has already alienated bureaucrats too young to know or care that Craig’s father was a master shipbuilder and that he himself could erect an entire structure without a single nail. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish their house. In Still Mine, Toronto writer-director Michael McGowan attempts something small-scaled and elusive and gets just about everything right. The film’s title refers to the uphill struggle to hold on to what it takes a lifetime to construct – whether that be property, reputation or genuine love – in this beautiful story filled with heart and humor.

Running time: 103 minnutes

The Independent and World Films Series runs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, with showings at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Gainey Room. The focus for our series is foreign or world films, as well as independent films that are not widely distributed in the U.S.

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See you at the movies!  MG

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2014

March 13: Blue Jasmine (U.S.)
March 27: 12 Years a Slave (U.S.)
April 24: The Book Thief (U.S.)
May 8: Wadja (Saudi Arabia)
May 22: Inside Llewyn Davis (U.S.)
June 12: Instructions Not Included (Mexico)
June 26: Stories We Tell (Canada)
July 19: Oranges & Sunshine (Australia)
July 24: Love is All You Need (Denmark)

2013

January 10: Beasts of the Southern Wild (U.S.)
January 24: Last Ride (Australia)
February 14: Foreign Letters (U.S.)
February 28: Elena (Russia)
March 14: Anna Karenina (Great Britain)
March 28: Tokyo Sonata (Japan)
April 11: Robot & Frank (U.S.)
April 25: Queen of Hearts (France)
May 9: Of Gods and Men (France)
May 23: A Late Quartet (U.S.)
June 13: The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina)
June 27: Rust and Bone (France)
July 11: Teddy Bear (Denmark)
July 19: Codex (U.S.)
July 25: NO (Chile)
August 8: Smashed (U.S.)
August 22: Found Memories (Brazil)

2012

January 26: Sarah's Key (France & U.S.)
February 9: Beginners (U.S.)
March 8: Incendies (Canada & France)
March 22: Made in Dagenham (Great Britain)
April 12: Take Shelter (U.S.)
May 10: The Piano in a Factory (China)
May 24: In a Better World (Denmark)
June 14: O'Horten (Norway)
June 28: Albert Nobbs (United Kingdom)
July 12: My Name is Khan (India)
July 26: The Woman on the 6th Floor (France)
August 9: Come Undone (Italy)
August 23: Footnote (Israel)
September 13: A Separation (Iran)
September 27: Another Year (U.K.)
October 11: Life Above All (South Africa)
October 26: The Devil's Backbone (Spain)
November 8: Train of Life (France)
December 13: Auntie Mame (U.S.)
December 27: Where Do We Go Now? (Lebanon)

2011

May 19: Bomber (U.S./U.K.)
June 16: 1981 (Canada)
July 21: Only When I Dance (Brazil)
August 18: The Drummer (Hong Kong)
September 15: The Wind Journeys (Columbia)
October 20: If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Romania)
November 17: The Colors of the Mountain (Columbia)
December 15: Holiday Affair (U.S.)