Going to skip Pick of the Day today in favour of giving everyone a head’s up on a movie that’s coming to the RPL Theatre this weekend. Directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Michael Fassbender and Cary Mulligan, Shame didn’t get much love from Academy Award voters. They were perhaps discomforted by its challenging subject matter of sexual obsession/addiction, but our resident film expert Jorge was mightily impressed (check his review in the upcoming March 22 issue of prairie dog if you don’t believe me). And Shame was a hit at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Shame screens Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer.