Silverscreen at The Mercury returns
The Silverscreen program welcomes new and old cinema lovers to the Mercury Cinema for a morning or afternoon of conversation, connection and complimentary morning or afternoon tea, and a collection of films together from Cannes festival favourites to mainstream blockbusters.
Cinemagoers now have the opportunity to access all standard screenings at The Mercury for just $25 per month by becoming a Mercury subscriber! More info on that here. (Single and multipass tickets are also still available.)
Morning: Driving Madeline, 10:30 am (91 mins) MA 15+
A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past.
Starring:Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte, Line Renaud, Gwendoline Hamon
Director: Christian Carion
Afternoon: Dalíland, 2:00 pm (98 mins) M
In 1973, a young gallery assistant goes on a wild adventure behind the scenes as he helps the aging genius Salvador Dali prepare for a big show in New York.
Starring: Ezra Miller, Rupert Graves, Suki Waterhouse, Barbara Sukowa, Mark McKenna, Andreja Pejić, Christopher Briney, Ben Kingsley
Director: Mary Harron
Morning: On The Wandering Paths, 10:30am (95 mins) M
Pierre, a famous explorer and writer, travels regularly through the world. Someday, climbing a hotel frontage while drunk, he falls from high and into a deep coma. When he awakes, he has difficulties walking but, against everyone’s advices, he decides to walk through France, following forgotten pathways.
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Izïa Higelin, Joséphine Japy, Anny Duperey, Jonathan Zaccaï, Dylan Robert
Director: Dennis Imbert
Afternoon: You Hurt My Feelings, 2.00pm (93 mins) MA 15+
New York novelist Beth has been working for years on the follow-up to her somewhat successful memoir, sharing countless drafts with her approving, supportive husband Don. Beth’s world quickly unravels when she overhears Don admit to her brother-in-law, Mark, that actually, he doesn’t like the new book. She vents to her sister Sara that decades of a loving, committed marriage pale in comparison to this immense betrayal. Meanwhile, therapist Don faces his own professional problems as he finds himself unable to care about or even recall his unhappy patients’ issues anymore… and they’ve begun to notice.
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michaela Watkins, David Cross, Jeannie Berlin, Tobias Menzies, Owen Teague, Arian Moayed
Director: Nicole Holofcener
To view a full list of Silverscreen sessions, see the Mercury website here: https://www.mercurycx.org/silverscreen/