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Monday Night Film Series presents , Permanent -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Feb 14, 2018

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The Monday Night Film Series presents, 'Permanent' on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall 102.

While most would probably want to forget the painful style trends of the 80s, director Colette Burson mines the decade of big hair and toupees for laughs in her delightful coming-of-age feature debut, Permanent.

The idiosyncratic Dixons have just moved to a small-town neighbourhood where dressing up like a tennis player is the cool thing to do. Jim Dixon (Rainn Wilson; Juno, TVs The Office) is set to begin medical school while his breadwinner wife Jeanne (Patricia Arquette, Boyhood) works at a restaurant and their daughter Aurelie (newcomer Kira? McLean) dauntingly starts at a new high school.

As the new girl in town, Aurelie believes that the best way to fit in is to get a Body Wave perm. She begs her parents, but they take her to the local beauty school instead of a salon in order to save money. Unfortunately, the student technician accidentally sets the timer for too long, leaving Aurelie with more of a poodle pouf than the soft, natural ringlets of a glamorous movie star.

After her award-winning performance in Boyhood, Arquette gets to let loose and return to her comedic roots. This light-hearted film about growing up across all generations will charm your audience with its rose-tinted look back at the 80s.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley Hall 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op 506-455-1632 or

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNBF Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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