Monday Cinema: The Swearing Jar

January 23 4:00 to 5:50 pm

Aspiring singer-songwriter Carey is falling for Owen, a clerk at the local bookstore. The problem is that she’s married, and still deeply in love with her husband, Simon, who she’s having a baby with. Complicating it further is Simon’s crusty mother, Bev, who ends even the most cheerful and tender encounters with a caustic comment about men’s unfaithfulness.

The film gets into Carey’s headspace, showing what attracts her to both men. Carey and Simon enjoy wisecracking and private games, but are weighed down by new responsibilities, while Owen offers the exciting feeling of new love.

“The Swearing Jar” looks at love, forgiveness, and self-recrimination and asks, ‘what happens when you find not one, but two, true soul mates.

“The Swearing Jar will play with your emotions and your anticipations. But it will also earn every tug on your heartstrings, every reversal of expectation.” - National Post

“An intelligent, hopeful, and heartbreaking musical drama about moving on, exploring what can happen when you’re determined to write your own destiny in love and in life.” - Screen Zealots

Swearing, and some sexual content.

Director: Lindsay MacKay / Cast: Adelaide Clemens, Kathleen Turner, Patrick J. Adams / Country: Canada / Length: 1h 51 mins / Language: English / Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance / Rating: PG

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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 or call the Box Office 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. Cash only at the door. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Upcoming films in the series are:

The Territory: January 16 - When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.

The Swearing Jar: January 23 - “The Swearing Jar” follows aspiring singer-songwriter Carey and explores love, forgiveness, and self-recrimination and asks, “what happens when you find not one, but two, true soul mates.”

Triangle of Sadness: January 30 – In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Please note, this film has a scene of vomiting for an extended period of time.

Rosie: February 6 – An orphaned Indigenous girl is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart, francophone aunty and her two gender-bending best friends in 80's Montreal.

Living: February 13 - In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.

No Film February 20

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4B2