The Swearing Jar


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Sep 30 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 1 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 2 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Oct 3 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Oct 4 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Oct 5 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Drama, Romance
Release Year:2022
Run Time:111 minutes
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lindsay MacKay
Cast:Adelaide Clemens
Douglas Smith
Patrick J. Adams
Kathleen Turner
David Hewlett


This special premiere comes directly after the film’s premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival where it played to rave reviews.

It is a rare and miraculous thing to find your one true soul mate. Carey soon learns that finding two of them can pose an even greater problem.

A film about love, forgiveness, and self-recrimination, Lindsay MacKay’s “The Swearing Jar” follows would-be singer-songwriter Carey (Adelaide Clemens), who is reluctantly falling for Owen (Douglas Smith), a clerk at the local bookstore. The rub is that she’s still deeply in love with her husband, Simon (Patrick J. Adams). Employing a daring narrative strategy, “The Swearing Jar” argues that real love lingers — sometimes painfully, sometimes exhilaratingly — no matter how we or our situations change.

Simon and Carey’s relationship is complicated by secrets and the fact that they’re young and essentially newlyweds. Carey is also pregnant, which is both welcome and problematic. Her flirtation with Owen, meanwhile, is necessarily founded on discretion and half-truths. On the fringes is Simon’s crusty mother, Bev (Kathleen Turner), who ends even the most cheerful and tender encounters with a caustic comment or an ill-placed reminder that men will always leave, one way or another.

“The Swearing Jar” tells a complicated story with charm, humor, and grace.

“The film pulls at the heartstrings but does so in ways you can never quite see coming.” – Film Threat

“ ‘The Swearing Jar’ takes an uplifting look at the messiness of love” – The Film Stage

“ ‘The Swearing Jar’ has one of the best opening sequences I’ve seen in quite some time” – Live for Films