7:30pm Thursday November 7 at the Golden Cinema
“It’s the stuff of classic country tunes, this tale of heartache, honky-tonkin’ and hard-won redemption. It’s also the stuff of every movie about an underdog who dreams of music stardom, with its hardscrabble origins, a raw talent, inner demons and a final triumph upon a glittering stage….
Director: Tom Harper UK, English
Principal cast: Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters
“…. But “Wild Rose” trashes those tropes and repeatedly upends your expectations of how a film like this is supposed to play out — how it should look, how it should sound.
“It also has the benefit of an electrifying, star-making performance in Irish actress Jessie Buckley. As the title character, she is truly wild in all the best and worst possible ways: unfiltered and unpredictable, manic and magnetic, a charmer and a child.
“But while director Tom Harper gives Buckley the opportunity to take over the screen and mesmerize us, he also knows well enough to sit back and watch and listen during the quiet moments. When Buckley’s Rose allows herself to be vulnerable, to expose herself to the uncomfortable revelations that come with introspection, it can be as powerful as when she’s belting out a song from the heart.”
Film fans please note that with the renovations at the Golden Cinema the main screening room is now smaller and has fewer seats available. Advance tickets are now available in person at the Art Gallery of Golden or by calling 250 344-6186. We will post updates on our Kicking Horse Culture Facebook page if a screening is close to selling out. DOORS OPEN at 7pm for Film Kicks. The Cinema has an earlier show starting at 7pm so, if arriving early, please consider moviegoers trying to get to the earlier showing.