Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 



The Best Out West

Chilliwack International Film Fest Sept 28-Nov 9

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC



hand-picked selection of films returns this fall with the Chilliwack International Film Series from Sept 28 to Nov 2, culminating in the special ShortFest night on Nov 9.


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 feature films:


The Meddler

September 28 USA / 100 min / PG / Comedy, Drama, Romance

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons


Dark Horse

October 5 UK / 85 min / G / Documentary, Drama

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

Directed by: Louise Osmond

Starring: Jan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies


The Man Who Knew Infinity

October 12 UK / 108 min / PG / Biography, Drama

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Directed by: Matt Brown

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Fry



October 19 UK, USA / 104 min / PG / Biography, Drama

A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

Directed by: Michael Grandage

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney

Captain Fantastic

October 26 USA / 118 min / PG / Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Directed by: Matt Ross

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Kathryn Hahn


The Dressmaker

November 2 Australia / 118 min / PG / Drama

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Starring: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving



November 9 A special night featuring an exclusive selection of short films from around the globe. Please note seating is limited.


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


New for this fall: Series Passes are available for purchase online through as well as in-person at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (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 November 9 screening. Tickets for individual films and ShortFest can be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas for $6 per person on the day of each screening. 


To celebrate another season of exceptional film, filmgoers are invited to an opening reception featuring a no-host bar and live music held prior to the screening on September 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Immerse yourself in the entertaining world of cinema with the Chilliwack International Film Series this fall. To find out more about the series please visit, call 604-769-2787 or stop by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council.


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 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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