When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.
MUSE is presented by the Peterborough Museum & Archives and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, which has brought Canadian and International Film to Peterborough since 1998.
All film screenings take place at Galaxy Cinemas (Theatre 9) located at 320 Water Street in Peterborough.
Next Series: Winter-Spring 2017 (all dates and titles are now confirmed)
Where to Get Tickets
Series passes can only be purchased through the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box Office:
- Winter-Spring 2017 Series Passes are no longer on sale.
MUSE films will screen Mondays at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Galaxy Cinema doors open one half hour before screenings at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Individual 'Rush' tickets will be available for purchase for all screenings. 'Rush' tickets only available at the MUSE Courtesy desk (located inside the lobby of Galaxy Cinema) 10 minutes prior to each screening and cost $15 each (cash only).
Parking is available in the underground parking garage beneath Peterborough Square (enter off Charlotte). For free underground parking at 4:00 p.m., please retain your ticket stub.
Please note that all MUSE films will screen on the dates and times planned as long as Galaxy Cinema remains open to the public.