Something You Said Last Night - Monday Cinema

October 23 4:00 to 5:40 pm

The Trail & District Arts Council presents Something You Said Last Night for Monday Cinema on October 23 at 4 pm at The Royal Theatre.

A writer in her twenties, Ren reluctantly accompanies her Italian-Canadian parents and younger sister on vacation after being fired. Their wildly nostalgic mother cranks up Italian pop tunes and demands everyone sing along and enjoys her holiday by drinking all night long. The more reserved Ren, who is trans, is left to her own devices but, having very little cash, must utilize the free activities the resort offers — all targeted towards children or seniors.

The film perfectly captures the tenor of a summer vacation where sun, watered-down booze, boredom, and embarrassment are standard while underneath a slight uneasiness reflects Ren’s discomfort at being in a conservative beach town.

“…a film that shows what it’s like to be an average person who happens to be trans…a simple, quiet film about taking a vacation with the people who always get on your nerves but you can’t help but loving. “ - CityNews

“De Filippis... directs with sensitivity, confidence and tact, offering a slice of life representation that brims with authenticity.” - Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

“Transness is only the start of what Luis De Filippis brings to this distinct, at times deliciously low-key, tale of family and arrested development.” – Drew Gregory, Autostraddle

Director: Luis De Filippis / Cast: Carmen Madonia, Ramona Milano, Paige Evans / Country: Canada, Switzerland / Length: 1 hr 36 mins / Language: English, Italian / Genre: Comedy, Drama / Rating: PG. Some subtitles.

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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 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.

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: Les Filles du Roi - A young Mohawk girl, Kateri, and her brother have their lives disrupted upon the arrival of Les Filles du Roi in 1665 'New France'. Kateri forges an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jean Lespérance - whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined. TBC

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.

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