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The Rest of Us - Sunday Cinema

March 15 4:30 to 5:50 pm

A single-mother welcomes her ex-partner’s wife and daughter into her life, leading to a new, sometimes tense, family dynamic and an unlikely female friendship, in Aisling Chin-Yee’s humorous and heartbreaking debut.

A generous, slyly funny, and at times heartbreaking paean to a most unlikely female friendship. Cami (Heather Graham) is a children's book author and illustrator who has been raising her surly and combative teenage daughter, Aster, on her own ever since her ex, Craig, abandoned them to start a new life with Rachel (Jodi Balfour). When an unforeseeable tragedy leaves Rachel and Tallulah (Abigail Pniowsky), the daughter she had with Craig, evicted and with no place to go, Cami steps in and offers to put them up in her rundown camper.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Cami and Rachel's path to friendship is a rough one, what with years of simmering resentment constantly threatening to spill over. Those old tensions are exacerbated when both mothers hit it off with the other's daughter, each offering quantities of understanding that the birth parent can't. This already tenuous situation is even further complicated by the secrets that all concerned are hiding, even the outwardly saintly Cami.

As unpredictable and recognizable as real life, The Rest of Us is propelled by a compassion for all of its characters (even when they behave badly), following them as they learn how to embrace life, be loyal, and forgive one another and themselves.

Dir: Aisling Chin-Yee / Stars: Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour / Canada / English, French / 1 h 20 mins / Drama Rating: PG English and Subtitles

Please note: In light of the public concern around COVID-19, The Royal Theatre is limiting their capacity to 200 (half), to enable people to practice social distancing. 

$10 cash at the door

Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1097 Bay Ave., Trail