Although there’s some summer left to enjoy, it’s not too early to start thinking about the great new Fall Film Series presented by the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Toronto International Film Festival – Film Circuit.
Including some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Fest, this season’s films include comedies, dramas, documentaries and a special presentation from TIFF Kids for children of all ages.
The films are:
Much Ado About Nothing – Sunday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.
Director: Joss Whedon, Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Rated: PG-13, Genre: Comedy.
This new adaptation of Ado is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance. Fans of the Shakespearean masterwork will find all the pleasures of the original, while audiences of all stripes will enjoy this fresh spin on a high comedy that delivers an inventive, modern-day version of one of the Bard’s most beloved plays.
*Special Matinee Screening From TIFF KIDS* (Not Included in Film Pass)
The Legend of Sarila Tickets: 13 years & under $10; 14 years & over $12 CVAG Members, $13 Non-Members
The Legend of Sarila (in 3D) – Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.
Director: Nancy Florence Savard, Cast: Christopher Plummer, Rachelle Lefevre, Geneviève Bujold, Rated: Unrated, Genre: Animation, Adventure.
Canada’s first 3D animated feature production is a film that will speak to audiences of all ages. Their usual hunting grounds depleted after their shaman begins practising the dark arts, a starving encampment of Inuit nomads dispatches three brave adventurers to locate a hidden promised land of legend.
20 Feet From Stardom – Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.
Director: Morgan Neville, With: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Rated: PG-13, Genre: Documentary.
Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the late 20th century, taking an unprecedented look at the moving personal journeys of these normally uncelebrated artists and paying tribute to their indelible role in popular music.
Blue Jasmine – Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.
Director: Woody Allen, Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Rated: PG-13, Genre: Comedy/Drama.
Combining the writer-director’s characteristic humour and ongoing fascination with love, desire, and fate with a timely and resonant examination of contemporary morality, Blue Jasmine is propelled by an extraordinary performance from Blanchett. It features surprising turns by comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay.
Film To Be Announced – Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.
This film has not been confirmed. Please check our website or call for updates.
Watermark – Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.
Director: Jennifer Baichwal, With: Edward Burtynsky, Rated: Unrated. Genre: Documentary.
Following the tremendous success of her 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes, critically acclaimed and award-winning Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunites with celebrated landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky for Watermark, a visually arresting and enlightening film documenting our engineered manipulation of water and the far-reaching repercussions of abusing this valuable resource.
Tickets and passes are available at the CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay. Passes include five films.
For updates and more information on the film selections, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call (250) 338-6211.
— Comox Valley Art Gallery