This looks like the greatest film to come to The Belcourt since Potiche. Once again, please watch the trailer linked below before you decide not to attend.
Paulina García won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance as a vivacious, middle-aged divorcée who finds what may be her last chance for love while grooving on the dance floor of the local singles club. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Brilliantly scripted and energized by a keen sense for music, GLORIA slowly captivates the audience. Despite her missteps, Gloria always maintains her dignity—one can't help but cheer her on. Most rewarding is rediscovering along with Gloria that, while couples dancing is nice, there’s nothing quite as liberating and fulfilling as learning to dance on one's own.
Dir. Sebastián Lelio, Chile, 2014, 109 min., R, DCP
Link to Belcourt website and trailer: http://www.belcourt.org/events/gloria.716307
Dinner at Fido first for those interested. I'll be at Fido's at 6:00 p.m. It's across from Boscos and Sam's.
If you have not been to The Belcourt before, you need to get a parking ticket for your vehicle from the machine by the sidewalk or you may be ticketed by security as non-Belcourt attendees using The Belcourt parking lot pay a parking charge. You will need the code for the parking machine. It can be obtained when you buy your ticket on site from the ticket. It is also printed on your ticket if you buy it online.
Derek will be in the lobby seated at a table at 6:55 p.m. until 7:05 p.m. If you don't spot us or arrive later, call or text me at [masked]. I'll come out to the lobby and show you where we are sitting at.
“Gloria is an endlessly watchable creation—a wonderful example of an actress melting into a role, and a co-writer/director with almost superhuman levels of sensitivity and empathy for his characters.” —Jessica Kiang, indieWIRE
“Sebastián Lelio’s funny, touching, splendidly acted character study shows up Hollywood’s inability to create realistic, compelling roles for middle-aged women...Leilo’s outstanding direction and thoughtfully written screenplay, matched with Garcia’s committed performance, make GLORIA one deceptively effortless, subtly endearing treat.” —Aaron Yap, Flicks.co.nz