Screengrab from Some Kind Of Heaven, a biopic about the largest retirement community in America.

Screengrab from Some Kind Of Heaven, a biopic about the largest retirement community in America.

Comox Valley Art Gallery film series goes virtual

A different movie each week for five weeks

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is presenting a virtual film series to provide local audiences with access to new, high-quality films from the Toronto International Film Festival.

“This is great news for film lovers,” said Catherine Quinn, organizer of the CVAG film series. “It will still be a long time before we can get back into the theatre, but we wanted people to still have access to these great films.”

The first film in the series, First Cow, is available this week, until March 7.

“It’s a beautiful piece set in the early 1800s in Oregon, and it definitely tells a different kind of story than we usually see in Westerns,” said Quinn.

The series includes five films, running until April 4. Each $12 film is available for one week. You can view trailers and purchase tickets by following the links at

Here is the full line-up:

First Cow, March 1-7: In 1820 Oregon two social outsiders team up to create a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. To purchase your $12 ticket for this film, click here.

And The Birds Rained Down, March 8-14: The quiet life of three elderly hermits is shaken by the arrival of two women, a luminous octogenarian and a young photographer. To purchase your $12 ticket for this film, click here.

Some Kind of Heaven, March 15-21: Behind the gates of the palm tree-lined fantasyland called The Villages – America’s largest retirement community – this documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act. To purchase your $12 ticket for this film, click here.

The Paris Opera, March 22-28: A season behind the scenes at the Paris Opera. To purchase your $12 ticket for this film, click here.

Honeyland, March 29-April 4: Haditze Muratova, the last of the Macedonian wild beekeepers, struggles to maintain her hives and her livelihood in the face of threats presented by human greed. To purchase your $12 ticket for this film, click here.

For more information about the series, or to join the CVAG film series e-mail list, email

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