MUSE film series on through November at Galaxy Cinemas
The fall season of MUSE International Fine Films is underway.
The series is a fundraiser for Peterborough Museum and Archives, which partners with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit Group on the program.
Screenings take place Mondays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Galaxy Cinemas, 320 Water St. Doors open 30 minutes before the films start. Here’s a look at what’s next in the lineup.
Oct. 21, “The Farewell”: A young woman and her family return to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch —the only one who doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.
Oct. 28, “Tel Aviv on Fire”: Salam, a 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on a popular Palestinian soap opera “Tel Aviv on Fire,” produced in Ramallah. Salam has to go through a difficult Israeli checkpoint daily to reach the studio. The checkpoint commander’s wife is a big fan of the soap. Salam is pressured to change the end of the show and realizes the commander’s ideas could get him promoted to screenwriter. Salam’s career takes off until everyone involved disagrees about the ending. Stuck between an army colonel and Arab support, Salam solves his problems with a final master stroke.
Nov. 4, “Photograph”: A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
Nov. 18, “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind”: This Canadian documentary takes a look at the life and accomplishments of a Canadian legend: singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot — with appearances by Randy Bachman and Tom Cochrane. The biopic has been nominated in the best documentary category in the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival being held next spring.
The Peterborough Historical Society holds their monthly meeting, slated for Oct. 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street. All are welcome.
Guest speakers are Bob Taylor-Vaisey and Kathryn Matheson who will present Tom Symons: A Canadian Life, As Told By His Files.
The lecture examines Symons’ many contributions to Canadian life, including being the founding president of Trent University. Learn more about the society and membership at www. peterboroughhistoricalsociety.ca/
A scene from the film ‘Tel Aviv on Fire,’ playing in Peterborough as part of the MUSE Film Series.