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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Available to rent for $9.99
November 15 - December 19
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
2021, Japan, 121 min
Japanese with English subtitles

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past. Propelled by coincidence and imagination, and guided by love’s gentle current, acclaimed director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Happy HourAsako I & II) returns with an enchanting triptych that spins mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities. In Episode 1: Magic (or Something Less Assuring), a young woman is startled when she realizes that her best friend’s new flame might just be her ex; in Episode 2: Door Wide Open, a disgruntled student plots to trick his college professor, using his friend-with-benefits as bait; and in Episode 3: Once Again, a girl’s college reunion leads to an unanticipated run-in with an old friend, and awakens feelings long since forgotten. Playfully inspired by life’s tiny miracles, and bound together by memory, regret, deception, and fate, Hamaguchi leaves no stone unturned in his quest to chart the ever-deepening mysteries of the all-too-human heart.

Reviews

Full of understated, melancholy poetry. Hamaguchi’s intimate snapshots of middle-class angst are unusually humane by the standards of modern cinema, frequently invoking Eric Rohmer’s warmly indulgent depictions of Parisian bourgeois ennui. Emotionally authentic and consistently absorbing.
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter  
A haunting, funny, tightly written meditation on loneliness and connection....
- Alissa Wilkinson, Vox  
This has some of the most authentic, and beautiful, scenes of any movie I’ve seen this year..... It’s thoughtful and beguiling. I was won over completely.
- Brian Skutle, Sonic Cinema
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Mogul Mowgli

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November 2 - December 3
Mon 29

Portraits From a Fire

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November 12 - Dec 12
Mon 29

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Available to rent for $9.99
November 15 - December 19
Wed 01

Best of Gimli Film Festival: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Fri, Nov 19 / 6:30pm
Sat, Nov 20 / 2pm
Sun, Nov 21 / 7:20pm
Wed, Nov 24 / 6:30pm
Thu, Nov 25 / 9:15pm
Sat, Nov 27 / 4:15pm
Sun, Nov 28 / 2pm
Tue, Nov 30 / 6:30pm

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