6pm Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy
8pm The Death of Stalin (political satire- Banned in Russia!)
Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy
Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist.
Leaning into the Wind follows the British sculptor and environmentalist on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects.
Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.
In English, French and Portuguese with English subtitles.
8pm The Death of Stalin
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
“There is one thing that power can’t stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.”
- Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail