Stars out this spring on silver screen

Roman Polanski directs Carnage, which launches the comox Valley Art Gallery's Spring Film Series on April 1.

The stars will be out this spring.

David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Fassbender, Jodie Foster, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, John C. Reilly, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet will all be part of the Spring Film Series presented by the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit.

Films for the Spring Film Series are:

• Carnage: April 1. Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz. Year: 2011. Run Time: 80 mins. Country: USA. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Drama, Comedy.

Adapted from Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony-winning play God of Carnage, and featuring a top-notch cast of Jodie Foster (The Beaver, The Brave One), Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader), John C. Reilly (Cyrus, and the upcoming We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Christoph Waltz (Water for Elephants, Inglourious Basterds,), Carnage is a captivating and explosively comic study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.

• A Dangerous Method: April 15. Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley. Year: 2011. Runtime: 93 mins. Country: Germany/Canada. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama.

Sharp-witted dialogue and a pristine setting add a refined tone to a film that explores the anything but civilized depths of human desire. Set in Vienna on the eve of the First World War, the film explores the complex relationship between novice psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender, Jane Eyre, Inglourious Basterds) and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen, The Road, Eastern Promises).

• We Need To Talk About Kevin: April 29. Director: Lynne Ramsay. Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller. Year: 2011. Runtime: 112 mins. Country: U.K., USA. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama.

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature v.s. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness.

Film tickets are $11 each, available at The CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay and Videos N More, 264 Anderton Road in Comox. If the films do not sell out, tickets will also be available in the Rialto Theatre lobby before the film — cash only, exact change appreciated.

All films are at the Rialto Theatre on Sundays at 5 p.m. and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates and more information on the films, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley RCMP impound six vehicles in six days in May

All drivers were found to be going at least 47 km/h over the speed limit

Cumberland water plant costs come in higher than planned

Extra costs result of delays, Hydro requirements and right of way access

Boil water notice lifted in Union Bay

The notice has been lifted as of May 27.

Tsolum River Restoration Society members keeping busy during COVID-19 times

Young fish can get stranded in the most unlikely of places

Police looking for witnesses to Courtenay bear spray assault

The incident took place Tuesday, May 26 at around 8:30 p.m.

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

RCMP told of alleged assault in Courtenay hours after the fact

Police only made aware of possible attack through social media posts

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Stepdad able to walk bride down the aisle days before he passes away

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Most Read