The month of September is welcomed with new releases of movies at the ByTowne, the Mayfair, and other independent cinemas across Ottawa.
Here’s a list of the most recently released films.
The film is based on an actual 1961 burglary that took place in the British National Gallery. It is how an oft-unemployed laborer stole a portrait of the Duke of Wellington and held it for ransom — a charitable donation to support elderly pensioners.
The movie stars the wonderful Jim Broadbent, supported by Helen Mirren who plays his beloved wife and works as a cleaning lady.
The Duke is a true story that shows how one man can bring a huge difference in people’s lives. Catch this movie at both cinemas.
Shown at the ByTowne, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is about Leslet Manville, a cleaning lady in London during the 1950s. The movie tells a narrative of how a lovely Christian Dior evening dress changes one person’s life.
Starred by the talented Javier Bardem, The Good Boss is a satire of a lovable but feigned manufacturing business owner’s corporate life. While vying for a business excellence award, the company gets confronted with issues that leave the business on the verge of crumbling.
There’s the fired worker holding a noisy vigil outside the factory, a depressed supervisor who’s too distracted to work properly, and the boss himself, who’s infatuated with an ambitious intern.
Go and watch it at the ByTowne.
A feel-good comedy at the Mayfair, My Donkey, My Lover & I is about a schoolteacher named Antoinette joining her married lover’s family for a donkey trekking holiday in the mountains. Things, however, didn’t go as she first envisioned them.
At the ByTowne is an animated movie about Marcel, a charming 1-inch tall shell with one google eye and tiny shoes. The story begins with his life with his grandmother in an AirBnB and how he misses the family that had gone missing some time ago.
The movie took a turn with the arrival of a documentary filmmaker who rented the AirBnB and decided to create a documentary about Marcel’s life.
According to some film reviewers, this could be “one of the most profound movie experiences of the year.”
Playing at the Mayfair, Emily the Criminal is a dark thriller that narrates the life of a young woman who succumbs to petty credit card crimes to pay for her student debt. As the money was good, she got involved with more serious criminal activities in the end.
There’s also the documentary film Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song about Cohen and his work. Showing at both cinemas as well is the CatVideoFest 2022, which aims to raise money for local shelters.
Other new releases at the ByTowne that are worth your attention include the exciting Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, the dark film Thief, the twisty Strangers on a Train, and Akira – 4K Restoration!, which is great for Japanese anime fans.