Monday Cinema: The Whale

Monday March 6 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Monday March 6 7:00 to 9:00 pm

2 screenings of The Whale at Monday Cinema at 4 pm and 7 pm at the Royal Theatre in Trail.

Charlie is a morbidly obese and reclusive English professor who teaches online college writing courses but keeps his webcam switched off, afraid to show his appearance to the students. He is cared for by his nurse, and only friend, Liz who urges him to visit a hospital.

Charlie has also been attempting to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie whom he has not seen in eight years. In an attempt to get her to visit he offers her all of his money.

As Charlie hopes for one last chance at redemption his past, and deeper connection to Liz and the local church, begin to unfurl as Charlie's health fades and Ellie questions his past.

Watch the trailer

Director: Darren Aronofsky / Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau / Country: US / Length: 1hr 57 mins / Language: English / Genre: Drama / Rating: PG

“A piercing, compassionate parable about grace and reconciliation,...” - Daily Telegraph (UK)

“A searing, moving experience.” - Seattle Times

“Fraser wrings more pathos out of his eyes and mouth than many actors manage with their entire bodies, delivering deep reserves of sensitivity and vulnerability.” - National Post

“Fraser delivers the best work of his career.” - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

2 x 2023 Academy Award Nominations for Brendan Fraser for Best Actor and Hong Chau for Best Supporting Actress

Critics Choice Award Winner for Best Actor

91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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

Tickets $12 at or call the Box Office Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm. 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.

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Upcoming films: My Small Land, I Like Movies, Riceboy Sleeps, and Older than the Crown.

Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Royal Theatre Trail
Address: 1597 Bay Ave., Trail