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October 14, 2022

WIFF’S WEEKEND WATCH LIST — 10/14

We are one week away from our box office opening and two weeks from Opening Day! As we get closer and closer to the Festival, we want to make sure that you have some great recommendations for films to come see at WIFF 2022.

IF YOU WANT A HIGH-quality oscar contender

marriage story

Vincent Georgie: Featuring a trio of Oscar-nominated performances (including Laura Dern’s win) this film is a glowing example of what happens when a thoughtful and humane screenplay is directed with tact and emotion and is then brought to life by the likes of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Nominated for 6 Oscars. 

Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

Watch on Netflix.

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women talking

Rooney Mara stars as Ona in director Sarah Polley’s film WOMEN TALKING An Orion Pictures Release Photo credit: Michael Gibson © 2022 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Vincent Georgie: Based on the very popular Canadian novel by Miriam Toews, this film has been garnering major Oscar attention for its incredible cast and for writer-director Sarah Polley’s work. One of Windsor’s finest, Dan Murphy served as the film’s Assistant Director. This film will explode once it’s released over the holiday season but WIFF has it early for you. 

Showtimes: 

  • Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 PM 

if you want a trip down memory lane

American graffiti

Vincent Georgie: First dates, a killer soundtrack and endless ambiance. This is a film that brings back a flood of memories for many. 

Synopsis: On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt, Steve, Terry and John cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey spins classic rock’n’roll tunes. It’s the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve’s high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

Watch on iTunes.

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boblo boats: a detroit ferry tale

Vincent Georgie: The nostalgia quotient is off-the-charts for this affectionate and insightful film. Beautiful flourishes of stop-motion animation are intercut with archival footage and new interviews, all to perfect narration from Detroit legend Martha Reeves.

Showtimes: 

  • Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3:40 PM
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11:05 AM

if crime thrillers fascinate you

the silence of the lambs

Vincent Georgie: It’s a classic for a reason. Impeccably paced, intense at every turn and anchored by instantly legendary performances. This film never faulters. 

Synopsis: Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Watch on iTunes.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

Watch on YouTube.

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holy spider

Vincent Georgie: This is a tough, spectacularly made story that layers politics and culture on top of a fascinating and disturbing serial killer true story. One of the finest films at WIFF 2022. 

Showtimes: 

  • Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7:55 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3:05 PM 

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