Monday Cinema: Ali & Ava

December 12 4:00 to 5:35 pm

The good natured and eccentric Ali (Adeel Akhtar) is a British Pakistani who works as a landlord. One day, while Ali is picking up Slovakian tenants’ six-year-old from school, he offers a lift to Ava (Claire Rushbrook), an Irish-born teacher and single mother of five. Both lonely for different reasons, they bond through their love of music, and find warmth, kindness and humour with each other. Irresistibly drawn together despite their divergent backgrounds and difficult personal histories a deep connection begins to grow.

Using great music and infused with humour, Ali & Ava is a compelling contemporary romance that blends emotional complexity as it explores trauma, grief, and love. Reminding us that it is sometimes the least likely connections that are the ones worth pursuing.

Director: Clio Barnard / Cast: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook / Country: UK / Language: English / Length: 1 hr 35 mins / Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy / Rating: PG

“Barnard once again proves herself the bard of the British working class. In Ali & Ava, she abandons her occasionally bleak realism for a kind of stubborn hopefulness, letting the delight of unexpected connection break through the storm clouds.” - Jude Dry, Indiewire

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Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail. The series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory.

All films begin at 4:00 pm.

Tickets $12 at or call the Box Office 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.

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