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What They Had - Sunday Cinema

January 13 4:30 to 6:15 pm

From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.  After her ailing mother wanders off during a blizzard, Bridget returns to her childhood home accompanied by her rebellious daughter. Forced to referee between her father's stubborn insistence that his wife remains at home and her equally determined brother's efforts to place her in a "memory care" facility, Bridget struggles to make sense of a lifetime of family conflict. With her mother's decline becoming increasingly obvious, long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface.

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Also starring: Robert Forster, Taissa Farmiga, Josh Lucas

Director: Elizabeth Chomko

Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner

Country: USA

Language: English

Rating: PG  Runtime: 1h 41min / Drama

All screenings at The Royal Theatre in Trail. 

All films are scheduled to start at 4:30pm this series, but due to longer runtimes with "Oscar contenders", please check to confirm. 

All tickets are $10 cash at the door. Or, get your 10 film Flex Pass for $90 now at!

Upcoming films

Jan. 20 - Shoplifters: A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs shoplift to make ends meet making an unusual family with forgotten children. 

Jan. 27 The Wife: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

Feb. 3 - Cold War: An epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. 

Feb. 10 - Sharkwater: Extinction: Filmmaker Rob Stewart exposes the illegal fishing industry, from West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, that threatens the survival of the world's sharks. 



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