Grandma comes to Courtenay

TIFF Fall Film Series continues Sunday Nov. 1

Lily Tomlin shines in the lead role of the film Grandma.

Comox Valley Art Gallery’s TIFF Fall Film Series continues Sunday Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre, with Grandma, a spirited and touching comedy drama from director Paul Weitz.

Comedy legend Lily Tomlin shines as Elle Reid, a California poet and failed academic who’s having a pretty bad day. A self-described misanthrope, Elle once declared that she loved being old as young people are stupid. However, as the movie progresses and Elle is drawn into a day-long road trip with her grand-daughter, Sage (Julie Garner), she realizes there is much to be learned at all stages of life.

“Short, tart, yet unexpectedly sweet, Paul Weitz’s Grandma is a small-scale character study — and, because that character is played by the great Lily Tomlin, it’s mesmerizing, right up until its final frame,” said Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald.

Tickets are $13, $12 for CVAG members, and are available at the CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave., in downtown Courtenay. To purchase tickets by phone, call 250-338-6211. For complete film series information visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

 

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