Catch Oscar winning and nominated films at Chapter this month
Posted on: 05 Mar 2018
It was the biggest night in film last night where the people behind some of the great films released over the last year, were awarded for their hard work. We’re currently still screening some of the winning and nominated films, with plans to screen others throughout the month. Check them out here:
Lady Bird 2 – 15 March (returning in May)
USA/2018/94mins/15 Dir: Greta Gerwig With: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothee Chalomet, Tracy Letts, Lois Smith
Set in 2002 in Sacramento, California, amidst a rapidly shifting economic landscape. We meet precocious teenager Christine or ‘Lady Bird’, as she prefers to be called is drifting through her final year at a strict Catholic school, full of daydreams and lofty aspirations for her future, forcing clashes with her mother, who is more preoccupied with money and other practical concerns. This semi-autobiographical solo directoral debut from Greta Gerwig is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
5 Academy Awards Nominations – Best Picture; Best Director – Greta Gerwig; Best Actress; Saoirse Ronan; Best Supporting Actress – Laurie Metcalf; Best Original Screenplay – Greta Gerwig.
The Shape of Water 2 – 15 March // 6 – 11 April
USA/2018/123mins/15 Dir: Guillermo del Toro With: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon,Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, MIchael Stuhlbarg
Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America in the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
4 Academy Awards Won – Best Picture; Best Director – Guillermo Del Toro; Best Production Design - Paul Denham Austerberry (Production Design), Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (Set Decoration); Best Original Score – Alexandra Desplat.
9 Academy Awards Nominations - Best Original Screenplay; Guillermo Del Toro; Best Actress – Sally Hawkins; Best Supporting Actor – Richard Jenkins; Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer; Best Cinematography - Dan Laustsen; Best Costume Design – Luis Sequeira; Best Film Editing – Sidney Wolinsky; Best Sound Editing - Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira; Best Sound Mixing - Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri 13 – 26 April
USA/2017/115mins/15 Dir: Martin McDonagh With: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Caleb Landry-Jones
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter Angela's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Chief Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his immature second-in-command Officer Dixon gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. A pitch-black comedy with whip-crack biting dialogue a deeply compassionate moral heart that boasts career best performances from the cast.
5 Academy Awards Won - Best Actress – Frances McDormand; Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell.
5 Academy Awards Nominations – Best Picture; Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh; Best Supporting Actor – Woody Harrelson; Best Film Editing – Jon Gregory; Best Original Score – Carter Burwell.
I, Tonya 16 – 22 March
USA/2018/119mins/15 Dir: Craig Gillespie With: Margot Robbie, Allison Janey, Sebastian Stan
Though Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Based on the unbelievable, but true events, this is a darkly comedic tale of one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.
1 Academy Award Won - Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney;
2 Academy Awards Nominations – Best Actress – Margot Robbie; Best Film Editing – Tatiana S. Riegel.
A Fantastic Woman 16 – 22 March
Chile/2017/104mins/15/subs Dir: Sebastian Lelio. With Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes
Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Her partner, Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. When Orlando suffers a fatal aneurysm, Marina is suddenly treated with suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone from the doctors and Orlando’s family to the police seeing not a grieving woman, but an aberration. An exquisitely compassionate portrait of the every day obstacles of transgender experience, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up Gloria, with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman.
1 Academy Award Won– Best Foreign Language Film - Sebastián Lelio (Chile)
The Square 23 – 29 March
Sweden/2017/144mins/15 Dir: Ruben Ostlund. With Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
Academy Awards Nominations – Best Foreign Language Film - Ruben Östlund (Sweden)