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Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Winter Film Series lineup announced

Season opener, Fallen Leaves, screens on Jan. 10

New films, new screen days are in store for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Winter 2024 Film Series.

There are some big changes to the film series this year, with screenings taking place on Wednesdays instead of Sundays. The start time and venue remain the same – 5 p.m. at the Landmark Cinemas, 2265 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.

The winter season kicks off on Jan. 10 with “Fallen Leaves,” a tragicomedy from Finland.

There is also a new online option for purchasing tickets: www.cvag.tickit. People can still buy tickets in person at CVAG, 580 Duncan Ave., or by credit card over the phone at 250-338-6211, during public hours of operation.

Regular tickets are $16 for each film, or $15 for CVAG members. Regular series passes are $112 for all eight films, or $105 for CVAG members.

The 2024 winter series features eight films from the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit. Screenings will take place every Wednesday from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28.

The films in this series are:

Jan. 10 – Fallen Leaves

Two solitary people in Helsinki look for a way out of their loneliness in this warm-hearted, tragicomic triumph from Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, Germany).

Jan. 17 – Maestro

Bradley Cooper wears many hats (actor, director, writer) in this biopic about conductor Leonard Bernstein and his tumultuous relationship with Felicia Montealegre (United States).

Jan. 24 – Scrapper

A precocious girl and her child-like father reconnect, in this funny and touching debut feature from Charlotte Regan (United Kingdom).

Jan. 31 - Days of Happiness

A young orchestra conductor faces a crossroads in her life and career in this ambitious drama that reunites writer-director Chloé Robichaud with actor Sophie Desmarais. (Canada, in French with English subtitles).

Feb. 7 - Anatomy of a Fall

When her husband Samuel is mysteriously found dead in the snow below their secluded chalet, Sandra becomes the main suspect when the police begin to question whether he fell or was pushed in this thrilling Palme d’Or winner (France).

Feb. 14 - Frybread Face and Me

A preteen sent to live on his grandma’s homestead on the Navajo Nation has his life changed with the help of his remarkable cousin, in Billy Luther’s funny and touching debut (United States).

Feb. 21 - What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Buoyed by an ensemble including Lily James, Shazad Latif, and Emma Thompson, Shekhar Kapur’s smart, effervescent romantic comedy follows a filmmaker who decides to document her best friend’s journey toward arranged marriage (United Kingdom).

Feb. 28 - Someone Lives Here

During the pandemic, carpenter Khaleel Seivwright tries to address Toronto’s apathetic response to the housing crisis, one tiny shelter at a time (Canada).

The CVAG Winter Film Series will be immediately followed by a spring series, with eight more movies starting in the first week of March.

For more details about the film series, visit

Proceeds from the film series contribute to CVAG’s artistic programming.

CVAG is normally open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4, for a day of private workshops.