Heat Wave & Canadian Film, Just in Time for Canada Day
It is sure to be a hot one this weekend, so if you plan on hiding from the heat, run these endearing, Canadian films, alongside your AC unit. Check the list for more great Canadian films.
Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, setting up an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship?
Introducing our Father’s Day Weekend Picks, featuring a dad who creates a family compound full of its own unique challenges and rewards, and a father and son story that enters the realm of Greek tragedy.
A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents – an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.
A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to an adult prison where he finally meets his match – a man who also happens to be his father. Starred Up is an uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars.
New to the list this week:
- Judy Blume’s adult novel, In the Unlikely Event
- Elin Hilderbrand’s novels are popular summer reads. Her new one for us this year – Rumor.
- Stephen King’s Finders Keepers – the 2nd volume in his crime trilogy (following Mr. Mercedes)
- New Barbara Delinsky, Susanna Kearsley and Robert B. Parker novels
Embark on a fantastical journey to The Library, and Back Again with our 9th Annual Adult Summer Reading Game at the St. Albert Public Library!
You’ll have a chance to explore new genres and complete reading challenges. No need to register; just pop up to the Information Desk on the 2nd floor to play.
Enter to win great weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the summer!
The Reading Begins June 25!
After an unusual and inspiring dream, an unorthodox acting teacher attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, while struggling with his own ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.
Based on James Franco’s collection of short stories: April is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on her classmate Teddy. Fred, a live wire without filters or boundaries, seduces Emily, a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. As one high school party bleeds into the next, April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection and Fred’s escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.
This just might be the best, or at least the most realistic and believable film about the suburban teen experience, ever to have been made.