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Upcoming Stettler Film Circuit films announced by the Stettler Public Library

By Crystal Friars

2022 is just a couple of days away and the Stettler Public Library is gearing up for a fabulous new year.

Our brochures for January are out, you can find them in the library or on our website at https://spl.prl.ab.ca under services.

There will be plenty of great programs for youth, and the usual assortment of online and take-home programs for adults.

Today we are updating you on all things Film Circuit as the next 4 films for January, March, April and May have been confirmed.

Passes for the four upcoming films are available at the Stettler Public Library.

For $35 you can enjoy them all, or tickets are available for individual movies for $10 at the library or at the Jewel on the night of the show.

Stettler Library’s Film Circuit is off to a big start for 2022 with the film Beans.

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis.

Many of us will remember the uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

The CBC’s Eli Glasner placed this film at #2 in his list of the 21 best films of 2021.

Join us at the Jewel Theatre on Jan. 3 and 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.

In February we will be watching Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, which we could not show you in October.

It was rescheduled for Feb. 7 and 10 at the Jewel Theatre at 7 p.m.

This documentary tells the story of one of the most impactful children’s series in TV history.

From the iconic furry characters to the songs you know by heart (Rubber Ducky, you’re the one!), learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.

If you have a pass for the first half of the season, or a ticket for this show from October, your ticket will be good for this February showing.

March sees the Film Circuit take a trip to the kitchen of one of the world’s most revered and interesting chefs, Julia Child.

Julia defied expectations for women of her time by travelling abroad, mastering French cuisine, and then, in her fifties, becoming a celebrity on American television with The French Chef.

Join us on March 7 and 10, at 7 p.m. at the Jewel Theatre for Julia.

Written by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, who brought you RBG, this is a fascinating look at the life of the world’s first food icon.

On April 4 and 7 we will be screening The Humans starring Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb.

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving.

As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

This piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, is adapted from his Tony Award-winning play.

Our final film for the 2021-2022 Film Circuit season is a Spanish/French film called Parallel Mothers directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Penelope Cruz, among others.

This film will be shown at the Jewel Theatre on May 2 and 5, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a shared delivery room after unexpectedly pregnancies.

Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized.

Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors.

The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close bond, which develops, complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

We are pleased to announce that the Film Circuit films will now be shown at the Jewel Theatre all year. Watch for updates in the months ahead. Come and join us at the movies, support your local library and theatre, while watching great TIFF films!

Do you like art and photography?

Why not check out the exhibit now on at the Stettler Public?

Thanks to The Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX), the Stettler Public Library brings to you the exhibit “Habituate, Acclimate” featuring the artworks of two emerging Alberta photographers, Nahanni McKay and Liam Kavanagh-Bradette.

Both artists have created a series that explore emerging survival dependencies necessitated by the effects that humans have had upon the environment.

This wonderful art exhibit that will be on display in the Stettler Public Library until the middle of January.

The Stettler Public Library will be closing on Dec. 31, 2021, at 4 p.m. to allow us to celebrate the new year.

We will reopen on Jan. 3, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Have a safe, healthy and happy new year from the staff and board of the Stettler Public Library.