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ST. VINCENT
Starts October 24th

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
October 24th - 31st

THE NATIONAL OPERA OF PARIS IN MONTREAL
BALANCHINE / MILLEPIED

October 26th

ZERO FILM FESTIVAL
October 28th

THEY WERE PROMISED THE SEA
SPECIAL GALA SCREENING
IN PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR

October 30th

THEY WERE PROMISED THE SEA
Starts October 31st

BIRDMAN
OR
(THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

Starts October 31st

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
Starts October 31st

THE 15th ARAB WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
November 1st and 2nd

PINA (3D)
November 8th - 12th

DANCING DREAMS
November 8th - 12th

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU DOCUMENTAIRE DE MONTRÉAL
November 12h - 23rd

A PSY FILM-CLUB presents
CAPOTE

November 28th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ST. VINCENT

STARTS OCTOBER 24th

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USA. 2014. Dir.: Theodore Melfi. 103 min. With : Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard.

Original English version
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The feature debut from writer-director Theodore Melfi finds Bill Murray at his cantankerous best. Playing a cash-strapped retiree with a taste for liquor, loose women, and laying bets at the local horse track, he's a singularly unlikely role model for an impressionable youth. But that's precisely what he becomes in St. Vincent.

It's putting it mildly to call Vincent (Murray) a prickly character. A solitary Vietnam War veteran with a withering temper, he's less than pleased to see Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) move into the vacant house next door with her twelve-year-old son Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). Desperate times call for desperate measures, however, and when Vincent's bank account bottoms out, he approaches Maggie about minding her boy during her late-night nursing shifts. Maggie reluctantly agrees, and soon Oliver is on the receiving end of an uproarious miseducation. Yet Vincent's unorthodox tutelage also yields a tender and mutually beneficial friendship reminiscent of Murray's unforgettable pairing with Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore.

On the strength of his much-buzzed-about screenplay, Melfi has assembled a cast the likes of which first-time filmmakers can typically only dream. In addition to Murray and McCarthy, St. Vincent stars Chris O'Dowd and Terrence Howard, as well as Naomi Watts as a pregnant Russian prostitute. Her wonderfully over-the-top turn is the sort of performance one might label a "scene-stealer." But with Murray in this sort of form, there's no doubt as to who's running the show.

"Maybe even Jack Nicholson couldn't do a better job than Murray playing this improbable hero - something that probably isn't going to be forgotten come Oscar time."
-LOU LOUMENICK, NEW YORK POST

"It's fascinating to watch Murray act circles around his existing appeal and play into it at the same time."
-ERIC KOHN, INDIEWIRE

"There are grand performances all around."
-BETSY SHARKEY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

OFFICIAL SELECTION TIFF 2014

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