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2015 Film Festival Spotlight Screenings

With about a week to go, we’re excited to highlight some of our top 2015 films not to be missed—our Spotlight Screenings! Join us each night of the festival to catch some of this year’s biggest films.

So without further ado, here are this years Spotlight Screening Films!


Thursday, October 15

Manglehorn, which is directed by David Gordon Green and starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunters, is being shown Thursday night at 7:25 at The Music Hall.

David Gordon Green’s film focuses on the life of a lonely locksmith, who’s life is transformed by a new romance in this magical must-see love story. A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.



Friday, October 16

Experimenter, who stars Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, and Jim Gaffigan is being shown on Friday night at 7:50 at The Music Hall.

Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans’ willingness to obey authority by using electric shock. We follow Milgram from meeting his wife through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry.

Mississippi Grind, and The Witch

Saturday, October 17

Saturday night is going to be special. Starting at 7:10 at The Music Hall, you’re able to catch both Mississippi Grind and The Witch back-to-back! Mississippi Grind starts at 7:10, and The Witch starts up at 9:15.

First up, Mississippi Grind, starring Ryan Reynolds and. Ben Mendelsohn.

Gerry is a talented poker player whose habit is getting the best of him. He convinces younger player Curtis to join him on a road trip, and they begin gambling their way towards a high-stakes game in New Orleans. During their journey, true motivations are revealed, and the two bond. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peak at the film.

Now, to The Witch. One of the most anticipated films of the festival, this horror flick is based on New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

Directed by Robert Eggers and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie, this is one of the films to circle on your schedule. Check out the trailer below.


Sunday, October 18

End the final day of the festival with the hit of the Toronto Film Festival, Anomalisa. Directed by Charlie Kaufman, this is his first stop-motion film that revolves around a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. Recently picked up for distribution with Paramount Pictures, this is a perfect way to end your weekend.

Anomalisa will be shown at 7:00PM at The Music Hall—and will be the final film screened at this year’s festival.

To see the rest of the Film Festival schedule, head here. To purchase tickets to the festival, head here. See you next weekend!