OKANAGAN COLLEGE – March 2 – 5, 2017
The 14th Annual WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL KELOWNA Western Canada’s LARGEST and LONGEST running documentary film festival!
NEARLY 30 FILMS IN 4 DAYS! AND IT’S ALL FREE!
see film schedule at http://www.worldfilmfestkelowna.net/
Known for the incredible breadth of topics covered and the first class quality of the productions screened–these are films that are sure to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN and INSPIRE!
Film topics include environmental and social justice issues, food security, culture and the arts.
All over the world, and right here in B.C, hope shines through in action taken by ordinary people who are finding a way to a sustainable world by daring to confront global forces with the strength of their own vision.
Great food and baked goods to purchase all weekend: enjoy popcorn, organic and local foods, fare trade organic coffee and apple juice! Please bring your own cup.
Children’s and family activities: face painting, poster art, mask and garden sign making
Admission to films is FREE – donations are accepted for the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society and Inn from the Cold.
LANDMARK 7 CINEMA – 250 WINNIPEG STREET, PENTICTON
There are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm screenings.
Tickets available at Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way (250-493-2928) and The Book Shop, 242 Main St (250)492-6661.
Series tickets are $38 for members, $44 for non-members and $13 for single tickets
PLEASE CLICK ON THE POSTER TO GO TO THE WEBSITE
**There is no cost to attend but it will still be a ticketed event and we’ll have them available here at the gallery.**
As you may know, it is Canada’s 150th anniversary and the government of Canada is celebrating with their nationwide Canada 150 initiative. This is the largest, collaborative project in Canada, and TIFF are taking part with our programme called Canada on Screen.
Canada on Screen is an unprecedented project to identify, restore, and screen a list of the 150 essential moving-image works from Canada’s history based on a national poll of industry professionals. Taking place throughout 2017, the programme will consist of installations, special events, special guests, and an extensive online catalogue.
And this is where you, Film Circuit, come into play: we are mounting 150 free screenings of classic Canadian Film Circuit titles selected from the master list of 150 works, taking place in communities across the country on Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day: April 19, 2017….we are aiming to announce around 8 classic Film Circuit gems from the total list of 150 that you will be able to choose from….
When the list arrived we were thrilled to see that one of the film gems which had made the final cut was Okanagan director Sandy Wilson’s My American Cousin, which was filmed in Penticton and Naramata. But of course that was our choice!
It will be screened on Wednesday, April 19th, 4pm and 7pm, at Landmark Cinemas
**Although there is no cost to attend it will still be a ticketed event and we’ll have them available here at the gallery.**
EMPIRE OF DIRT – April 19th, 7:00 pm
“A well-intentioned and finely crafted drama that explores the legacy of the love deficit created by white government intervention in First Nations communities via residential schools.”
Catherine Monk, Vancouver Film Critics Circle
It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was alo shortlisted nominee for Best Picture at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards and garnered nominations for Best Actress (Cara Gee), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Podemski), Best Original Screenplay (Shannon Masters) and Best Editing (Jorge Weisz).
Introduction by Dr. Greg Younging.
National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is a coast to coast to coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial.
Admission is free but you will need to pick up a ticket or RSVP on the Eventbrite link.
Tickets will be available at Leir House, Shatford Centre, and En’okwin Centre
The Summerland Film Club – Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm
Summerland Legion on Rosedale Ave.
THE IDOL is based on the incredible true story of the rise of a pop star’s career from, of all places, Gaza. Mohammad Assaf wanted nothing less than to sing in the Cairo Opera Hall and throughout his young life he retained the hope that his voice would somehow deliver him from the pain and fighting that surrounds him in the Gaza Strip. Somehow he must make his way to audition for Arab Idol, the most popular show in the Arab world. You’ll be treated to an unusual singing style of Arabian music that, if you’ve never heard it before is something you will never forget.
98 min. Arabic with English subtitles. 2016
Wednesday May 24 at 7pm at the Summerland Legion (14025 Rosedale Ave)
See summerlandfilms.ca for more details
Free admission – Donations accepted for costs
Bringing the best in world and Canadian film to film lovers of Vernon and the North Okanagan
All films will be shown at:
Vernon Towne Theatre
2910 – 30th Ave
Vernon, B.C. V1T 2B7
Our 1st showing will be at 5:15 pm
Our 2nd showing will be at 7:45 pm
All seats – $7.00 (Cash only) There is a bank machine in the lobby for your convenience.
Advance tickets will go on sale at theatre and Bean Scene Coffee House one week prior to each film.
Note: Please remember that these tickets do not guarantee admission in case of a sell out! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
REMEMBER: We only print 100 advance tickets for each showing, so if they run out, it does not mean there are no seats left!! The theatre seats over 400 people.