Movies on the Mississippi back for 2015-2016

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Hub Hospice Palliative Care is pleased to announce that our film series, Movies on the Mississippi, is returning for 2015-2016! Working again with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) we will be presenting a world-class film at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on the second-last Sunday afternoon of each month from September 2015 to April 2016. In addition to the new venue we’ve changed the showing time to 2:30 p.m. based on feedback from our attendees last year.

“We were pleased with the welcome Movies on the Mississippi received from the community last season and we’re excited to bring the TIFF Film Circuit back to town.” says Christine Bois, Chair of the Board of Hub Hospice Palliative Care.

On September 20 our first film is I’ll See You in My Dreams.   Premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this film is a funny, touching, and romantic comedy-drama that follows a retired schoolteacher (Blythe Danner) as she discovers new friendships, adventures and heartaches.

On October 18 Boychoir features newcomer Garrett Wareing as an angry youngster who can sing like an angel. Orphaned after his mother is killed in a car accident, he ends up boarding at a choir school on the US East Coast. Stet finds himself at odds with Choirmaster Carvelle (Dustin Hoffman), who recognizes something special in Stet, and pushes the boy to put his troubled soul into the music. Supported by a star-studded cast that includes Josh Lucas, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger, and Kathy Bates.

On November 22 we see Testament of Youth in which a British woman recalls coming of age during World War I — a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. Based on the First World War memoir of the same name, Alicia Vikander stars as Vera Brittain, an independent young woman who overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Oxford, but abandons her studies in 1914 to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France.

And on December 20 we offer a family film, Shaun the Sheep from TIFF Kids. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. From directors Mark Burton and Richard Starzak.

Movies on the Mississippi gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters, in support of Hub Hospice Palliative Care. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit www.tiff.net/filmcircuit.

Tickets are available at Baker Bob’s and Pêches & Poivre in Almonte, or at the door. For more information about Hub Hospice Palliative Care, or about Movies on the Mississippi, including our line-up and movie trailers, please visit www.hubhospice.com.

Contact information Helen McIntosh, hlmac@bell.net, 613-256-1909