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Pastoral Fantasies: A Cottagecore Series

It’s the aesthetic that took social media by storm: part-Pinterest mood board, part-aspirational lifestyle, Cottagecore swept us off our feet with visions of baking fresh bread, frolicking through fields of wildflowers, and befriending the local woodland fauna. Uncover the roots of the increasingly popular pastoral fantasy in this summer screening series—from its literary origins in Anne of Green Gables, to one of the arbiters of the aesthetic found on social, Wes Anderson—featuring familiar favourites and special guest panelists.  If you adore Jane Austen, play Taylor Swift's Folklore on repeat, or have the constant urge to quit the city for homestead life, escape to the Cinema and immerse yourself in the soothing beauty of Cottagecore on screen.

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Series runs Returns August 14

Sunday, August 14, 1:00 PM

girl running through the grass

My Neighbor Totoro

In this beloved anime classic from Hayao Miyakazi, two young sisters (voiced by Dakota and Elle Fanning) discover a mystical tree spirit in the Japanese countryside.
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Japan
  • 1988
  • 98 min
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Sunday, August 14, 4:00 PM

man speaking to a crowd of people

American Commune

Two sisters confront their unconventional upbringing on The Farm, one of the most legendary and long-standing hippie communes in the US.
  • D: Nadine Mundo & Rena Mundo Croshere
  • USA
  • 2013
  • 90 min
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Thursday, August 18, 7:00 PM

two people embracing

The Princess Bride

Star-crossed lovers Buttercup and Westley battle the odds to reunite with each other in this 1987 cult classic.
  • D: Rob Reiner
  • USA
  • 1987
  • 98 min
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Tuesday, August 30, 7:00 PM

people in a canoe

The Long Weekend

This life-affirming tribute to Algonquin, one of Canada’s oldest and most storied provincial parks, celebrates the joys of nature and the deep bonds of family and friendship.
  • D: Catie Lamer
  • Canada
  • 2022
  • 87 min
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