Algonquin Theatre, Main Street Huntsville - 7pm for all films
January is Sigourney Weaver month!
Monday, January 9, 2023
Sponsored by: The Great Vine
In 1968 Chicago, with the city and the nation amid the political and civil upheaval, Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a conservative housewife and mother, is faced with a devastating diagnosis when her second pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition.
Following an all-male hospital board’s decision to deny an exemption for an abortion, which is, by law, illegal, Joy’s search for a solution leads her to a clandestine group of women. Led by Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who envisions a day when all women will have access to safe, affordable abortions, this community of women ignites an awakening in Joy. Inspired by their compassion and commitment, Joy joins them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.
"Call Jane is an entertaining and dramatically effective dramatization of a pivotal chapter in American history." Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Phyllis Nagy
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina
Roadside Attractions, USA | English | 2022
2 hrs, 1 min
Monday, January 23, 2023
THE GOOD HOUSE
Sponsored by: Jay Richardson, MA, Broker, Royal LePage Richardson Team
“I need a good year.” When Hildy (Sigourney Weaver) makes that pronouncement, she’s talking about her sales prospects as a realtor. But there’s also an unspoken acknowledgement that her best years just might be behind her. Bold, brash, and practiced in the ways of her affluent New England town, Hildy’s barely controlled chaos is a bit too familiar to her friends and family. So is its fuel: booze.
The film is an adaptation of Ann Leary’s novel about a piercing observation of a woman capable of great charm, but who is always ready to sabotage her own success when the mood descends. Seeing the risk escalate, her family stages an intervention. It goes about as well as expected.
Weaver is a pure pleasure to watch here, perfectly pitching Hildy’s captivating side as well as her more vicious moments. A woman who proudly notes that her family has lived in Wendover for almost 300 years, she carries herself with regal bearing, ready to adopt new arrival Rebecca (Morena Baccarin) as a prize. But Hildy’s mass of hurts and insecurities are never far from the surface. The only person who seems to see her fully is Frank (Kevin Kline), a grizzled old flame who earned his wealth with his own hands and may now be ready to take Hildy into his arms again. Wisely, the directors allow us to bask in the bright glow of these two old pros at work.
Directors: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin
USA, 2021 | English