Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Six at Seven
15th Annual Chilliwack Film Festival kicks off with live music Sept 24
Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC
he Chilliwack Community Arts Council and The Toronto International Film Festival Circuit are pleased to co-present the 15th Annual Fall 2014 Chilliwack International Film Series featuring six critically acclaimed films.
This year for our 15th
Anniversary we will be hosting a special pre-show Opening Night Gala
featuring live music, snacks, door prizes, and a no-host bar. The
Gala will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Sept. 24 before the
screening of “The Grand Seduction”.
Sept 24 – The Grand Seduction Canada - Comedy [14A] 109 min.
Don McKellar’s English remake of the 2004 Quebec hit takes place, this time, in Newfoundland. The villagers must secure a fulltime doctor and go to extreme measures to convince him to stay. Director: Don McKellar. Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinset and Liane Balaban.
Oct 1 – The Railway Man Australia/ UK - Drama/ Biography [18A] 116 min.
The true story of a British soldier who endured gruelling conditions as a forced labourer on “Death Railway” during WWII. Director: Jonathan Teplitzky. Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard.
Oct 8 – Magic in the Moonlight USA - Comedy/ Romance [14A] 109 min.
A wealthy middle aged Englishman visits the Riviera in order to debunk a supposed “spiritual medium”. Personal and professional complications ensue. Director: Woody Allen. Stars: Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden.
Oct 15 – Land Ho! Iceland/ USA - Comedy/ Adventure [18A] 95 min.
Two ex-brothers-in-law travel across Iceland hoping to escape the monotony of their everyday lives and get their groove back. Director: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens. Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson and Karrie Crouse.
Oct 22 – Calvary Ireland/ UK - Drama [18A] 100 min.
A parish priest, despite receiving an oral death threat, continues to comfort his unhappy church members and argue for the value of the church, in this sometimes violent, yet rich, character drama. Director: John Michael McDonagh. Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd and Kelly Reilly.
Oct 29 – Boyhood/ USA - Drama [18A] 163 min.
This coming of age movie follows one actor over the course of 12 years from boyhood to college. Premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Director: Richard Linklater. Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.
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