OTTAWA’S CINEMA FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT MOVIES

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The ByTowne is now closed.

It's possible that, after the pandemic has been brought under control,
new management will take over the space and offer big-screen wonderfulness again.

The building is being maintained, with all its facilities and equipment intact,
in preparation for that hoped-for day.
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Youth

Nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Supporting Actress (Jane Fonda)

European poster art for YouthGloriously shot and scored, Youth is an exquisite meditation on art and aging by Paulo Sorrentino (Oscar winner for La Granda Bellezza). Ardent and artful, every frame of the movie is filled with ravishing images that evoke Sorrentino’s idol, Fellini.

Youth is a feast for actors. Both Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine are wonders to behold. Keitel, in fine form, seizes the role of a man who thirsts to make one last film ‘testament’, while Caine plays his best friend, a composer who won’t come out of retirement, even for a knighthood.

Rachel Weisz is sublime as Caine’s daughter. And fasten your seat belts for Jane Fonda, in a juicy role as an aging Hollywood star.

But it’s Caine, in the best and most moving performance of his later career, who reflects the soul of this hypnotic and haunting film that attempts to reconcile youth and age, not set them apart.

– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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