CVAG Winter Film Series tix on sale now

Series passes are $66 for CVAG members, and $72 for non-members

Tickets are on sale now for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s 2016 winter film series.

The series kicks off Jan. 10 with Atom Egoyan’s Remember.

Starring Christopher Plummer, Remember follows the story of an elderly Holocaust survivor seeking revenge on the man responsible for the deaths of his family.

This is the first of six films in the winter series. The films will show every second Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre in Courtenay, 2665 Cliffe Ave.

Series passes are $66 for CVAG members, and $72 for non-members. Tickets for individual films are $12 for CVAG Members, $13 for non-members.

You can pick up passes or tickets at the CVAG gift shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay, or by calling (250) 338-6211.

Following are other films scheduled for the winter series:

Jan. 24: Al Purdy Was Here, directed by Brian D. Johnson. This documentary recounts the life and achievements of groundbreaking poet Al Purdy, and features Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Harmer and Michael Ondaatje.

Feb. 7: The Second Mother, directed by Brazil’s Anna Muylaert. This film skillfully renders generational, economic and social divides with humour and heart.

Feb. 21: 45 Years, a UK film directed by Andrew Haigh. Featuring British acting legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, this is a moving portrait of a long-term marriage that is suddenly disrupted by a ghost from the past.

March 6: Rams, directed by Iceland’s Grímur Hákonarson. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes film festival, Rams tells the tale of two rival sheep farmers whose feud is interrupted by an event that threatens centuries of tradition.

March 20: The Lady in the Van, a UK film directed by Nicholas Hytner. This witty, “mostly true” story chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and an elderly eccentric.

 

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