Seductive start to CVAG film series



Tickets are on sale for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s fall film series, which opens with Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction on Sept. 21.

The film series, an ongoing fundraiser for CVAG, screens films from the Toronto International Film Festival through TIFF – Film circuit.  This season’s schedule includes:

• The Grand Seduction – Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.

Directed by Don McKellar and starring Brendan Gleeson and Gordon Pinsent, this Canadian comedy is a charming crowd-pleaser and a great way to start off the film series.

Tracks – Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.

This Australian film starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver tells the incredible story of Robyn Davidson’s epic walk from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean, through 2,700 kilometres of harsh desert accompanied only by her dog and four camels.

• Love is Strange – Sunday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.

Truth springs from the title and trickles down into every pore of Love Is Strange, an uncompromising yet accessible slice-of-life expression from director Ira Sachs, starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei.

• The Trip to Italy – Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

A savoury mixture of character comedy, spectacular landscapes and food, Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Italy is marvellous, witty fun with something for everyone. Much of the pleasure comes from the way Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon interact with their surroundings, using ancient history as rich comic fodder.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared – Sunday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, and a huge box-office success in its native Sweden, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared follows the unlikely story of a centenarian who decides it’s not too late to start over.

Passes for all five films are $55 for CVAG members and $60 for non-members. Individual tickets will be $12 each for CVAG members and $13 for non-members.

Call (250) 338-6211 to purchase tickets over the phone, or drop by the CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay.

All films are at the Rialto Theatre, 2665 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.

Visit for complete film listings.

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