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The Children Act - Sunday Cinema

October 28 4:30 to 6:15 pm

"The Children Act is a masterpiece from beginning to end and it should not be missed." - Tiffany Tchobanian, Film Threat

Adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, The Children Act  is an intelligent,sophisticated and intriguing film. High Court judge Fiona, an amazing Emma Thompson, always puts her work first, threatening her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci). In the midst of this Fiona has a life-changing decision to make at work: should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead who got his big break in Dunkirk), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life against his Jehovah's Witness parents wishes? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

"The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns." Peter Debruge, Variety

Watch the trailer.

Director: Richard Eyre / Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead / Runtime: 105 minute / Country: UK / Language: English / Rating: PG / Drama


Tickets $10 on the door or get a 10 film Flex Pass (valid Sept.-May) for $90. Flex passes available at


Other films coming up this year:

4 November: C'est la vie - A hectic wedding party held in a 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff. 

18 November: The Miseducation of Cameron Post -  In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center called God's Promise for gay conversion therapy.

25 November: Whitney - An amazingly in-depth documentary on the life and music of Whitney Houston.

2 December: Transit - When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author then meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.

9 December: Colette - Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave., Trail