Asteroid City

Asteroid City – Presented by Ottawa Architecture Week!
Double bill with Blade Runner 2049 on Wednesday September 27 at 6:30pm and 9:00pm!

Get ready to embark on a cinematic journey like no other during Ottawa Architecture Week! This year, we are thrilled to present two iconic films that delve into the captivating realms of architecture and design: “Asteroid City” directed by Wes Anderson and “Blade Runner 2049” directed by Denis Villeneuve. These films will be screened for free, inviting everyone to immerse themselves in the enchanting worlds they offer.

Please reserve your free tickets now for the Asteroid City / Blade Runner double bill!

Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever.

Cannes Film Festival: Palme D’Or nominee!
Hollywood Critics Association: Best Picture, Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Scarlett Johansson) nominee!

4/4 Stars! “This is audacious filmmaking” (San Francisco Chronicle)

4/4 Stars! “I didn’t want Asteroid City to end…The movie is witty, well-acted, and endlessly pleasurable to look at.” (The Aisle Seat)

5 Stars! “An ingenious riff on 1950s sci-fi films…a film that’s out of this world” (The Scotsman)

Grade: A! “one of the year’s favorites so far and will definitely be discussed later during awards conversation and end-of-year lists.” (Riotus)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!

In an American desert town circa 1955, the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
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