Wednesday, March 21 7PM W. C. O'Neill Arena Complex Theatre


St. Andrews Film Society

All are welcome. Free admission


Sunday evenings - 7:30 p.m.     W.C. O'Neill Arena Theatre



March 18: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (UK., 107 min., 2012, rated PG-13). A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

April 8: I, Daniel Blake* (UK., 100 min., 2017, rated R). Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, I, Daniel Blake is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. A gruff but goodhearted carpenter is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who's never owned a computer and living according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that also will transform the lives of a struggling single mother and her two children, as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.


April 22: This Changes Everything (Canada., 89 min., 2015, rated PG). What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. The film presents seven portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Naomi Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds up to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

 May 6: Beatriz at Dinner (USA, 82 min., 2017, rated R). This Trump-era satire features a culture clash involving a middle-aged, working class Mexican immigrant going head-to-head with a rich, bilious, selfish real estate tycoon who proudly skirts the law. Beatriz, played by Salma Hayek, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a holistic health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt, played by John Lithgow, is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When Beatrizís car breaks down, these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.

May 20: Manchester by the Sea (USA., 137 min., 2016, rated R). Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

 *NOTE: The starred films will be screened with English subtitles.

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