Below Her Mouth

Drama, 92 min

Jasmine (Natalie Krill) is a successful fashion editor living with her fiancé Rile (Sebastian Pigott). On a night out with her best friend, she meets Dallas (Erika Linder) a beautiful and aloof roofer who is clearly interested in her. Although she rebuffs Dallas' advances, Jasmine can't seem to get this cool girl out of her head.

Dallas does not give up and eventually convinces Jasmine to succumb to her desires. Quickly, the two women embark on a steamy romance, one that will change both of their lives forever. As Jasmine loses herself in the affair, her life with Rile seems more and more bland. But when reality rears its head, she’s confronted by the decision she’s been avoiding: which relationship should she pursue?

Thu
    9:45

Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical

STC, Musical, 145 min

Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events (Cineplex Events in Canada) and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES to US cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22 (February 19 & 23 in Canada). Filmed live on stage, this high energy show stars original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "Katherine," Ben Fankhauser as "Davey" and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as "Crutchie." They're joined by members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more "newsies" and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what's right.

Thu
    7:00

Fifty Shades Darker

18A, Drama, 115 min

After leaving Christian (Jamie Dornan), Ana (Dakota Johnson) starts a new job as personal assistant to the editor, Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), at a publishing company. However, she finds herself having to fend off advances from her new boss.

Christian purchases the publishing company where Ana is working and stops her from going on an overnight business trip with Jack, because Christian knows Jack's history of sexually harassing his assistants. Wanting Ana back in his life, Christian convinces her to give him another chance. After agreeing to her demands for a new arrangement, they begin to build trust and find stability.

However, when Ana meets Elena (Kim Basinger), the woman who seduced Christian when he was 15 years old, she's unhappy that Christian continues to be friends with her. When Elena realizes that Christian has romantic feelings for Ana, she tries to throw a wrench in the young couple's relationship.

Thu
    4:10 6:55 9:40

Fist Fight

14A, Comedy, 91 min

When mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is accused by his much tougher colleague Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) of getting him fired, he is challenged to an after-school fist fight. It’s the last day of the school year and as word of the epic fight spreads, Andy is forced to take any help he can get in preparation for the throwdown in the school’s parking lot.

Andy receives sage advice from his loving wife (JoAnna Garcia), the school guidance counselor Holly (Jillian Bell) and Coach Rawlins (Tracy Morgan) for encouragement. Frightened for his life, Andy even ends up calling 911, only to be told that he needs to take his beating like a man.

Thu
    4:30 7:05 9:20

Hidden Figures

PG, Drama, 127 min

The inspirational true story of the first female African-American mathematician, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), whose groundbreaking calculations helped NASA catch up in the "Space Race" with the Soviet Union and allowed John Glenn (Glen Powell) to become the first American astronaut to successfully make a complete orbit of the Earth.

In addition to helping launch John into orbit, the brilliant women crossed gender and race lines, defied expectations and battled stereotypes. In the process, they inspired generations of people to aim high and dream big.

Thu
    3:25 6:15 9:10

John Wick: Chapter 2

14A, Action/Adventure, 122 min

In a follow up to 2014's John Wick, this film brings back Keanu Reeves in the title role as the former hit man pulled out of retirement. The story tracks John's life since the first film and explores the identity crisis he finds himself in: is he John, the family man who's mourning the death of his wife, or John Wick, the ruthless international assassin?

When a former associate hatches a plan to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild, John realizes his hit man days are far from over. He makes the trip to Rome to demolish the plot, and an epic battle ensues between him and some of the globe’s deadliest killers.

Thu
    4:00 6:45 9:30

La La Land

PG, Comedy, 128 min

Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who works in a coffee shop in a busy Hollywood studio lot in between auditions, keeps bumping into the disgruntled Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated yet stubborn jazz musician who dreams of opening his own jazz club one day.

The two finally get together and Mia even begins to love jazz, but she also begins to lose faith in herself when yet another audition goes wrong. Sebastian believes in her and convinces her to give it one last shot, but she feels he's selling out when he joins a popular band as a keyboard player in an effort to make money for the two of them. Their struggles and differences drive a wedge between them.

Thu
    4:20

Sharkwater - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

PG, Documentary, 89 min

For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.

Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.

Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives.

Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed.

Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmmaker Rob Stewart is Canadian and the film is completely Canadian-funded.

Sat
    4:30

Split

14A, Thriller, 117 min

As three teenage girls are waiting in a car to be driven home the morning after a sleepover party, a strange man gets into the driver's seat. His name is Kevin (James McAvoy) — a seriously mentally ill man with 23 personalities. He kidnaps the girls and shuts them away in a locked bunker. They quickly learn he has more than one identity when he shows up dressed as a woman, telling them, "Don't worry. He knows what you're here for. He knows he's not allowed to touch you."

Another of his personalities, Hedwig, says he's nine years old. One of the girls, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), realizes the only way they can get out is to convince one of Kevin's alter egos to let them go. She thinks maybe Hedwig will help, but he tells them, "He's done awful things to people and he'll do awful things to you." Hedwig tells them that they're being prepared for "The Beast."

Meanwhile, Kevin's psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), who doesn't know what he's done, believes there is a submerged personality she hasn't yet met who will materialize and dominate all the others.

Thu
    7:10

The Great Wall

PG, Thriller, 104 min

European mercenaries William Garin and Pero Tovar (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) and their group are attacked by an unknown monster while searching for black powder in Ancient China. After the attack, they are taken prisoner by Chinese soldiers, who are part of a secret military sect. Soon the mercenaries learn that they must team up with the soldiers, including General Shao (Zhang Hanyu), to fight off an attack by ancient monsters and ravenous beasts on the world’s most iconic structure — the Great Wall of China.

Every 60 years, the creatures rise from the nearby Jade Mountain to devour humans and everything else in their path. As William battles them and tries to protect the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind the fortress and finds himself on a journey toward becoming a hero of the times.

Thu
    3:45

The Great Wall 3D

PG, Action/Adventure, 104 min

European mercenaries William Garin and Pero Tovar (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) must team up with a group of Chinese soldiers, including General Shao (Zhang Hanyu), to fight off an attack by ancient monsters and ravenous beasts on the world’s most iconic structure—the Great Wall of China. Every 60 years, the creatures rise from the nearby Jade Mountain to devour humans and everything else in their path.

As William battles them and tries to protect the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind the fortress and finds himself on a journey toward becoming a hero of the times.

Thu
    6:35 9:05

The LEGO Batman Movie

PG, Action/Adventure, 104 min

LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) lives a lonely life in his Batcave along with his butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). He misses his family, but won't admit it. When saving the city from The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), Batman tells The Joker that he means nothing to him. Upset that he is not Batman's greatest enemy, The Joker flees in search of a plan to prove to Batman how wrong he is.

In the meantime, Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon hands the keys of the city to his daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson), who later becomes Batgirl. While distracted by Barbara's beauty, Batman accepts young orphan Robin's (Michael Cera) plea to be adopted.

Soon, big changes take place in Gotham as The Joker joins forces with other evil masterminds to destroy the city. Batman is forced to drop the lone vigilante thing and work with Batgirl, Robin and Alfred to save Gotham.

Thu
    3:50

The LEGO Batman Movie 3D

PG, Action/Adventure, 104 min

LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) lives a lonely life in his Batcave along with his butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). He misses his family, but will not admit it. When saving the city from The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), Batman tells The Joker that he means nothing to him. Upset that he is not Batman's greatest enemy, The Joker flees in search of a plan to prove to Batman how wrong he is.

In the meantime, Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon hands the keys of the city to his daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson), who later becomes Batgirl. While distracted by Barbara's beauty, Batman accepts young orphan Robin's (Michael Cera) plea to be adopted.

Soon, big changes take place in Gotham as The Joker joins forces with other evil masterminds to destroy the city. Batman is forced to drop the lone vigilante thing and work with Batgirl, Robin and Alfred to save Gotham.

Thu
    6:25 8:55

The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent

Documentary, 104 min

In this moving documentary, Canadian screen icon Gordon Pinsent takes audiences on an emotional journey through his illustrious 70-year career. It is the real story behind Gordon's early years and the life he has shared with his wife Charm (Charmion King) — how they met, how they fell in love, and how she helped him reconcile his past.

Set partially along the gorgeous coastline of Gordon's homeland, Newfoundland, the film is also a figurative love letter to Victor Solnicki, director Brigitte Berman's husband, who passed away on the film's TIFF premiere in September 2016.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Canada. Gordon Pinsent and participants Norman Jewison and Christopher Plummer are Canadian. Director Brigitte Berman was born in Kingston, Ontario.

Thu
    4:00

Wayne's World 25th Anniversary

PG, Comedy, 94 min

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of "Wayne's World"-and he also wants Wayne's girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast-as well as the wild pop-culture references-make Wayne's World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.The film includes a theatrical exclusive special event with an introduction by Peter Travers (Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC-TV), and a videotaped chat with the director and cast members after the film.
Thu
    10:00