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Landmark Cinemas, 9 Beju Industrial Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB

Film Society

Mar 27, 2023  |  Last Monday of the Month | 7:00-9:00 PM


Join us at Landmark Cinemas to watch The Whale.

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. They are very proud of the variety of movies shown in the past and hope to continue the experience in the years ahead.

Films screen the last Monday of the month at Landmark Cinemas. 

Tickets are $10.00 + GST, Season Passes are $30.00 + GST - you get one film free! Tickets and Season Passes can be purchased in advance at the Library, or at the theatre the night of the showing. *Please note that we can only accept cash at the theatre.* 

Sylvan Lake Film Society logo

Tonight's movie will be The Whale. 

The Whale movie poster

"Brendan Fraser gives a career-defining performance in this arrestingly intimate drama from director Darren Aronofsky. 

Writing instruction Charlie (Fraser) never seems to have his webcam enabled while teaching online. He makes excuses and is so good-natured that no one makes a fuss, but the real reason for his invisibility is his appearance. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. When his obesity starts to pose a grave threat to his health, his friend Liz, a nurse, begs him to check into a hospital, but also recognizes that it might be more important to simply offer support. 

Charlie's current status quo is upended by the return of his long-estranged adolescent daughter, Ellie (Sadie Sink), though her willingness to resume a relationship seems prompted as much by Charlie's offers to ghostwrite her school essays as it is by her sense of familial loyalty. Meanwhile, Charlie receives visits from a door-to-door evangelist (Ty Simpkins) who engages him in a dialogue about redemption that, despite Charlie's lack of religious inclination, proves surprisingly resonant. Can any of these folks, regardless of their personal agendas, serve as the lifeline to self-acceptance that Charlie so urgently needs? 

The Whale invites us to identify with a man in a precarious state of isolation that has been exacerbated by a potentially lethal mix of technology and our culture of body shaming." - Elevation Films