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Film Fest Fever!

The best international cinema in 2016

Jennifer Hickey/photo submitted


The Eagle Huntress documentary/adventure is one film in the fest running on Wednesdays, February 1 to March 15 at Cottonwood Four Cinemas.


he Chilliwack International Film Series will put a spring in the step of local movie lovers on Wednesday evenings this February 1 to March 8, and special March 15 ShortFest.


Hosted by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit, this semi-annual series features weekly screenings of six internationally acclaimed feature films:

The Eagle Huntress

■  February 1 – UK, Mongolia, USA / 87 min / G / Documentary, Adventure
Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.
Directed by: Otto Bell
Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (narrator)

Jean of the Joneses
■  February 8 – Canada, USA / 82 min / NR / Comedy, Drama
The whip-smart tale about the twenty something scion of an all-female Brooklyn clan wrestling with her literary aspirations, romantic mishaps, and the chaotic preparations for her estranged grandfather’s funeral.
Directed by: Stella Meghie
Starring: François Arnaud, Gloria Reuben, Anna Hopkins

Manchester by the Sea
■  February 15 – USA / 136 min / 14A / Drama
An emotionally overwhelming and critically acclaimed drama about a reclusive handyman who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

The History of Love
■  February 22 – France, Canada, Romania, USA / 134 min / PG / Drama
The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an elderly man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.
Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sophie Nélisse, Elliott Gould, Derek Jacobi

■  March 1 – Australia / 118 min / G / Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Directed by: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

■  March 8 – Canada / 84 min / PG / Drama
It's the summer of 1976 and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. With the help of girlfriend, Alice, Kit hitchhikes through the stunning maritime landscape towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura. However, as Kit and Alice near their final destination they find their relationship tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Starring: Dylan Authors, Allan Hawco, Molly Parker, Julia Sarah Stone

■  March 15 – A special screening featuring an exclusive selection of short films from international filmmakers. Please note: seating is limited.

All films start at 7:00 p.m. and take place at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.

Series passes are available for purchase online through www.chilliwackartscouncil.com as well as in-person at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (20-5725 Vedder Rd.; after January 3, 2017), The Book Man Chilliwack (45939 Wellington Ave.), and Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way) for $30 per person.


Each series pass includes a bonus ShortFest pass for the March 15 screening. Tickets for individual films and ShortFest can be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas for $6 per person on the day of each screening.

Take an Adventure with You Taste in Movie
Discover a new favourite from the hand-picked films featured as part of the Chilliwack International Film Series’ 2017 spring season. To find out more about the series please visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com,  call 604-769-2787, or stop by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council.

About the Chilliwack International Film Series

The Chilliwack International Film Series is a semi-annual event that showcases the best of cinema from around the world. Audiences enjoy six weekly screenings of committee selected 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 non-profit arts organization, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit 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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