6:30 pm Monday 20 May 2013
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 91 min, 2012
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions Winner of many awards, and with a stunning performance by the 6year old protagonist played by Quvenzhané Wallis. Pg13 more
cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper Pamela Harper, Gina Montana
6:30 pm Monday 27 May 2013
Silver Lining Playbook, 120 min, 2012
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own enters his life. An interesting depiction of a family living with Bipolar, Dad played by Robert DeNiro has OCD, all looking for a silver lining. R trailer
and another trailer
. Also listen to interviews
with some of the principals about the project.
cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker
7:00 pm Wednesday 29 May 2013
Inclusion, 2011, 106 min
May is Asian Heritage Month, and we are excited to present this Canadian Premiere
is a documentary about the members of ZUIHOU TAIKO
, a professional taiko (Japanese drumming) group in Nagasaki prefecture made up musicians with developmental disabilities. The film follows one family living, loving, and raising their child independently - and making powerful music.
Although ZUIHOU's members started drumming as rehabilitation, they became a professional group through dedication, constant practice and love of the art. They lead us to a world of inclusion, because "the world is more beautiful when everyone is in harmony." PG
Featuring an introductory performance by Victoria's Uminari Taiko
You can be a taiko drummer too! FOM has free drumming workshops starting June 1 - see details
This is a special event in co-operation with the Friends Of Music Society
10:00 am Saturday 1 June 2013
MM in Oak Bay Tea Party Parade
It's an exhilarating 2.7 km walk at 10:30 am from Windsor Park.
Find us in the lineup around 10:00 am at the park.
We'll have some extra T shirts - so come join in this fun community parade and show the MM colours.see the details
6:30 pm Monday 3 Jun 2013
A Late Quartet, 105 min, 2012
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Terrific cast: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots. R review
cast: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Imogen Poots, Catherine Keener, Wallace Shawn, Mark Ivanir
6:30 pm Monday 10 Jun 2013
Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould, 106 min, 2009Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
weaves together an unprecedented array of never before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries plus personal interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before, to reconstruct his thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life. Pg13 more
6:30 pm Monday 17 June 2013
Cubers, 70 min, 2008
MM's 20th Anniversary!!!
CUBERS delves into the minds of an elite group of brainiacs obsessed with the Rubik's Cube. We follow them as they compete for the title of the fastest Cuber on the planet. The result is a spell-binding documentary about passion, compulsion, and the need to belong. We rewind 25 years, tracing the humble beginnings in Hungary when the Rubik's Cube first captured the world's imagination, becoming the greatest selling puzzle ever. Fast forward as the toy returns to the spotlight, thanks to the Internet and the obsession of a few. CUBERS tells a universal story of the drive of the human spirit to overcome great obstacles while achieving the nearly impossible. G details
An example of cube enthusiasm: A student at Pearson College, Leo Yousif made this Rubik’s Cube Pearson portrait honouring Pearson’s legacy of peace – particularly poignant coming from a young Syrian man just now. read a Times-Colonist story
or see Leo Yousif's FaceBook
A lovely combo that typifies MM's programming.
And of course there's going to be cake - Jeez 20 YEARS! Who'd have thunk?
6:30 pm Monday 24 June 2013
LunaFest: Short films for, by and about women
This travelling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with nine intelligent, funny and thought-provoking short films. The event also raises money and attention for nonprofits in their own communities (Victoria's Bridges For Women), as well as for Luna's main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. 100 percent of all net proceeds are donated to charity.
With guests in person: NS Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman (her shorts include Flawed, How To Be Alone, features incl. Parsley Days 2000, Love That Boy 2003) and local multi-disciplinary artist Valerie Salez. details