"Never Steady, Never Still", starring Shirley Henderson, Theodore Pellerin, and Mary Galloway. Rated 14A.
The Sylvan Lake Film Society works with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. "With over 195 groups in 163 communities across Canada, Film Circuit is essential in helping TIFF lead the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian cinema."
The Sylvan Lake Film Society, a Sylvan Lake Municipal Library program, provides transformative film experiences to filmgoers in the community. They are very proud of the variety of movies shown in the past and hope to continue the experience in the years ahead. Film Society shows its movies at Landmark Cinemas the last Monday of the month in September, October, January, February, March, and April.
Tickets and Season Passes are available for purchase at the Library, or at Landmark Cinemas the night of the showing.
Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Never Steady, Never Still
The highly anticipated feature debut from Kathleen Hepburn, one of Canada's most promising young filmmakers, Never Steady, Never Still is a devastating examination of the costs of long-term illness on a family. Shirley Henderson delivers a fearless, deeply moving performance as Judy, a woman who has battled Parkinson's disease nearly all her married life. As the illness exacts its toll, her husband, Eddie (Nicholas Campbell), struggles to care for her — and pushes their son, Jamie (2017 TIFF Rising Star Théodore Pellerin), into adulthood, demanding he take a job far from home.
Propelled by a profound sense of empathy and loss, Never Steady heartbreakingly charts the decline in Judy's health (her increasing difficulty in managing even quotidian tasks) and fiercely, poetically laments what might have been. Judy recalling for her support group Eddie's marriage proposal might be the most touching thing you'll see this year. (TIFF)