Movies - Mar 10, 2017

Four fabulous films about fascinating women

Get to know some real and fictional heroines in these stellar Rogers On Demand movies

Ruth Negga in Loving. © 2017 Focus Features. A Comcast Company.
Ruth Negga in Loving. © 2017 Focus Features. A Comcast Company.

From two real-life icons to a pair of grrrrrl-powered teenagers, Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) has films to inspire, educate and entertain viewers of all ages.

Moana

Disney’s spirited Oscar®-nominated Polynesian-princess-on-a-perilous-mission animated film follows its titular heroine (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) on an epic high-seas adventure (buoyed by music from Lin-Manuel Miranda), as she and a demigod (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) attempt to return a magical ancient relic to its rightful owner.

Now available on Rogers On Demand.

The Edge of Seventeen

Scoring a whopping 95% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this winning coming-of-age dramedy stars Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2 and 3) as Nadine Franklin, a socially awkward Oregon high-schooler struggling with family, friends and relationships, who seeks counsel from her supportive history teacher (Woody Harrelson).

Now available on Rogers On Demand.


Loving

Ruth Negga earned a Best Actress Academy Award® nomination for her performance as Mildred Loving, the courageous real-life civil-rights activist, whose 1958 interracial marriage to her husband (Joel Edgerton) defied state law and laid the groundwork for a Supreme Court case that would eventually change the course of U.S. history.

Now available on Rogers On Demand.


Jackie

Many actresses – from Katie Holmes and Minka Kelly to Jaclyn Smith and Jacqueline Bisset – have slipped into the designer shoes of Jackie Kennedy in big- and small-screen biopics over the years. In this critically acclaimed 2016 biographical drama, it’s Natalie Portman in the signature pink suit, delivering a stirring, Oscar®-nominated turn as the former First Lady of the United States.

Now available on Rogers On Demand.