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Royal Theatre

1597 Bay Ave
Trail, BC V1R 4A9
Phone: (250) 364-2114

The Lesson

December 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:46 pm

Trail & District Arts Council’s MONDAY CINEMA

The Lesson

at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

Monday, December 11th @ 4 pm
Doors open at 3:30 pm

$12/person – No assigned seating. Only 143 seats available.

Liam (Daryl McCormack), an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair (Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant). But soon, Liam realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène (Academy Award nominee Julie Delpy), and their son Bertie (Stephen McMillan) all guard a dark past, one that threatens Liam’s future as well as their own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination in this taut noir thriller.

“The Lesson is worth a watch as a tightly crafted film made by and for adults unafraid of some rhododendron metaphors and casual Tchaikovsky talk.” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

“Grant is magnificent as a cruel, past-his-prime genius burdened by terrible guilt over an earlier family tragedy, and Delpy — well, can any actor express so much with a single, withering look?” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Delicious betrayal.” – Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

“Its slow creep is impressively paced, making this one of the most fun and fascinating movies of the year thus far.” – AWFJ.org, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Director: Alice Troughton / Cast: Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack / Country: / Length: / Language: / Genre: Drama/Thriller / Rating: PG (Coarse language; sexually suggestive scenes; violence)

Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

All films begin at 4:00 pm.
Tickets $12 at tickets.trail-arts.com or call the Box Office at 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm.
Only 143 tickets available for this screening.

If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

The Monday Cinema series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory.

Other films in the Fall Monday Cinema series are:

Oct 16 The Miracle Club – There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. A quietly feminist film that honors the invisible labor of women, the complexities of motherhood, and the belief that change is possible.

Oct 23: Something You Said Last Night – After being fired from her job, an aspiring mid-twentys trans woman and writer accompanies her Canadian-Italian family on vacation as she struggles to balance independence with the comfort of being taken care of.

Oct 30: Past Lives – Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are separated after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York to confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.

Nov 6: The Eight Mountains – An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, following the profound, complex relationship between Pietro and Bruno over four decades.

Nov 20: Little Richard: I Am Everything – Through a wealth of archive footage we see Richard’s complicated life story as interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars look at a career and life that pinballs between God, sex
and rock n’ roll.

Nov 27: Blue Jean – Based around the passing of homophobic laws in Thatcher’s England the film looks at these issues from the viewpoint of a closeted lesbian who has to choose between her job as a teacher and her identity.

Dec 4 – TBA

Dec 11: The Lesson – When a young author takes a tutoring position at the estate of his idol, a legendary writer, he soon realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution.