Winter is here!

Karli Kendall/ December 27, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Chase the 2016 winter blues away with our 2017 slate of Independent and Retro films! On Monday, January 16th at 7pm, suit up for a revenge best served stylish with THE DRESSMAKER. This wickedly comedic drama stars Kate Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. It also has the most fabulous gowns this side of

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Season Update

Karli Kendall/ October 25, 2016/ Uncategorized/

We are already half way through our Fall 2016 season of Reel Movie Mondays! The Volunteer Film Selection group has been busy selecting the slate of films for Winter 2017 and we cannot wait to announce them to you. Information and tickets should be available by the end of November or earlier if we are lucky! We are also busy getting ready for our RETRO MOVIE WEDNESDAYS season that will start up again in January. Our Retro Movie

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NEW Retro Movie Wednesdays is here!

Karli Kendall/ September 6, 2016/ Season Lineup/

WELCOME TO RETRO MOVIE WEDNESDAYS! We are excited to share with you the launch of our new RETRO MOVIE WEDNESDAYS series for the 2016/2017 year in addition to our regular Reel Movie Mondays series lineup! To buy tickets for films click the “SHOP” tab at the top, or click here. On select Wednesday evenings this Fall, Winter (coming soon) and Spring (coming soon), we are bringing pre-1999 favourites to the big screen. This year our volunteer selection committee has chosen prominent Directors

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Fall 2016 Season is announced!

Karli Kendall/ August 23, 2016/ Season Lineup/

We are excited to share with you the Fall 2016 lineup of our 15th SEASON OF REEL MOVIE MONDAYS! The stars aligned and we are super early in our announcement (about 3 weeks early). Reel Movie Mondays starts again in October with a great blend of dramas, comedy, documentary and foreign films. Films all screen at 7pm on the dates listed below, at Carnival Cinemas: October 3, 2016 Sing Street October 17, 2016 Lo and Behold: Reveries of

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Fairy Tales Queer Film Duo

Karli Kendall/ August 3, 2016/ local film info, Movie Trailer/

Reel Movie Mondays has partnered with Central Alberta Pride to screen two films during Pride week in central Alberta on Monday, August 15, 2016. Central Alberta Pride Week presents: Fairy Tales Queer Film Duo at Carnival Cinemas. August 15, 2016 – 1st film at 7pm, 2nd at 9pm.   In The Turn 113 mins | PG 7:00 P.M. A documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller

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Updates for Fall 2016

Karli Kendall/ July 18, 2016/ Uncategorized/

Hello everyone! I know Reel Movie Mondays attendees are excited to know about the Fall 2016 season. This is what we know so far… Update As of July 18, 2016: The Volunteer Film Selection Group has met and discussed potential films to screen. Their top 10 films have been submitted for review by TIFF from which 5 will be chosen We have booked the following dates with Carnival Cinemas for Fall: October 3, October 17, October 24,

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Mountains May Depart screens May 16th

Karli Kendall/ May 4, 2016/ Uncategorized/

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART – Screens Monday, May 16th, 2016 @ 7pm. All films screen at Carnival Cinemas, Red Deer, AB. The new film from Chinese master Jia Zhang-ke (A Touch of Sin) jumps from the recent past to the speculative near-future as it examines how China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. “Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Mr. Jia does, or make the human stakes

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Why We Screen Independent Films

Karli Kendall/ April 1, 2016/ Uncategorized/

I want to thank you for visiting the blog to learn about the Reel Movie Mondays Independent film series. We are in our 14th season and enjoy sharing our excitement of films with you. After the screening of our last film ANOMALISA I would like to talk to you a bit about who we are and why we screen the independent films we do. What is Reel Mondays (RMM)? RMM is a cultural and educational group devoted to celebrating

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Vote for your favourite film of 2015 & win!

Karli Kendall/ March 30, 2016/ Award news/

Vote for your favourite film you saw at Reel Movie Mondays this past season with TIFF Film Circuit. The annual Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards are decided by audiences across the country who vote for their favourite films shown at Film Circuit screenings. Vote now for your favourite Canadian and international films screened in 2015. Vote here!  

Viewer Review of ANOMALISA

Karli Kendall/ March 24, 2016/ Film Review/

Anomalisa – Viewer Review *spoiler alert There is no way to simply classify a movie like this.  It is, at face value, a character sketch of a sociopath. Granted, a despondent, middle aged, not unlikable sociopath. Here, the dark path is not so ruthlessly displayed as it is in other movies about sociopaths. Our main character is Michael Stone, a motivational speaker on a trip to deliver a keynote address at a conference in Cincinnati. Unfortunately for

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