Sunday, February 28, 2016
The World in Six Weeks
Film festival Wednesdays March 30 - May 11
Jennifer Hickey, CCAC
Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway.
ovie lovers rejoice! The Chilliwack International Film Series returns for its 2016 Spring Series from March 30 to May 4, culminating in the thought-provoking ShortFest night on May 11. Hosted by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit, the series features weekly screenings of six internationally acclaimed films:
March 30 – Ireland, UK, Canada / 105 min / PG / Drama
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters
April 6 – Iceland / 93 min / PG / Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them–their sheep.
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Sigurdur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Břving
The Lady in the Van
April 13 – UK / 104 min / PG / Comedy, Drama
In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years.
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Maggie Smith,
Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Frances De La Tour, Roger Allam
My Internship in Canada
April 20 – Canada / 108 min / PG / Comedy
An independent politician is thrust into the parliamentary spotlight and has to rely on his Haitian intern to help him navigate the complexities of Parliament Hill.
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Cast: Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exantus, Clémence Dufresne-Desličres, Sonia Cordeau, Paul Doucet, Jules Philip, Robin Aubert, Micheline Lanctôt
April 27 – Italy, France, Switzerland, UK / 124 min / PG / Comedy, Drama
A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz
May 4 – UK / 95 min / PG / Drama, Romance
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
May 11 – A special night featuring an exclusive selection of thought-provoking short films from around the world.
All films start at 7:00 p.m. and take place at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.
Series Passes are available at the Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.), the Book Man (45939 Wellington Ave.), and Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way) for $30 per person. Each Series Pass includes a bonus ShortFest Pass for the May 11 screening. Tickets for individual films and ShortFest can be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas for $6 per person on the day of each screening.
In the spirit of community giving, moviegoers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or cash donation with them to the theatre on March 30 in support of the Salvation Army Community Food Bank.
The Chilliwack International Film Series promises another incredible collection of exceptional films from around the globe. To find out more about the series please visit chilliwackartscouncil.com, call 604-769-2787 or stop by the Art Room.
About the Chilliwack International Film Series
The Chilliwack International Film Series is an annual event that showcases the best of cinema from around the world. Audiences enjoy six weekly screenings of feature films, culminating in the special ShortFest night highlighting a selection of short films. The series is presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, a local arts charity, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival and hosted at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.
About the Chilliwack Community Arts Council
Founded in 1960, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council is a registered charitable organization and home to artists, crafters, and arts and cultural enthusiasts. We strive to provide quality events, classes, workshops, and activities that allow our community to engage in the arts as well as offer support for individuals, groups, and organizations within the arts community.
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