Airdrie's Social Cinema

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Film Obsessed? Want to spark interesting conversations about the thought provoking film you've just watched? Register for a night at Airdrie's Social Cinema: A community film club offering film lovers the chance to watch together and celebrate classic, world and arthouse films that you might otherwise not know about. 

Better yet! We can boast about having the worst seats of ANY cinema in the country, but we are bringing cinema to Airdrie for free with the hopes of cultivating a film loving community with plans to grow.

There will be snacks available for a twoonie (cash only please). 

 

June 19- Meet The Guilbys

Claire and Maurice have to take the whole family to Claire's father's funeral. This tightly knit family is not only composed of Claire's vegetarian son, Alex, who's secretly fond of Maurice's daughter, Lucie, the teenage rebel, but also Claire's brother, a poet living under his sister's roof; without forgetting young Prune, Claire and Maurice's daughter, who will develop a passion for the country's emblematic cows. They must all strive to get along during the road trip to Willouby.

(French with English Subtitles)

July 17 - The Raft

In the summer of 1973, a young international crew of six women and five men embarked together on a most unusual sea voyage—a close-quarters trip across the Atlantic from Spain to Mexico on a free-floating raft christened the Acali, initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, who proposed to use the group as guinea pigs in his investigation of the origins of violent conflict and dynamics of sexual attraction. Contentious from the get-go, incorrectly labeled by the media as ‘The Sex Raft,’ the Acali mission stayed afloat for 101 days—and now, more than forty years later, the surviving crew members reunite to reenact and recollect their experience, additionally illustrated with extensive 16mm archival footage from the voyage. What results is a document of the thin line between science and cultism in the early ‘70s, a touching story of female camaraderie and, in the character of Genovés, an unforgettable portrait of oblivious, toxic masculinity.

Event dates

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
You can register for these future events