Upcoming Films For Wednesday Night.

The Divine Order

January 17, 2018 The Divine Order, Switzerland’s submission for this year’s Oscar’s ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, opens with footage from the woman’s rights movement in America. Meanwhile, in Switzerland in 1971, women don’t have the right to vote, young girls deemed sexually promiscuous can be sent to jail by their parents and a wife can’t legally get a…
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Back to Burgundy

January 24, 2018 The original title “Ce qui nous lie” is a play of word on lie (wine sediment) and lier (the verb “to relate” or “to reunite”). Wine is what is bringing us together, in other words. Jean returns from Australia to Burgundy to his dying father, and reunites with sister Juliette and brother Jérémie. When…
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The Other Side of Hope

January 31, 2018 The Other Side of Hope is equally funny, sad, poignant and compassionate. It’s a tale of a Syrian refugee, Khaled, who stows away on a ship and ends up in Finland. He’s searching for his missing sister while trying to attain refugee status. At the same time, Wikström, a middle-aged Finnish man,…
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The Breadwinner

February 7, 2018 Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is the story of Parvana, a strong-willed Afghan girl who passes as a boy in Kabul to provide for her struggling family. In the tumultuous male sphere of daily work, our 11-year old heroine navigates a new world of excitement…
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The Midwife

February 14, 2018 So, consider this storyline: Claire is a humane and helpful midwife who is devoted to her patients. However, her personal life is a mess. Her hospital is closing and she is determined not to work in its “baby factory” replacement. She is single, doesn’t make friends easily, and her student son Simon is getting…
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The Florida Project

February 21, 2018 Here is a pure, naturalistic, cinematic delight with the energy of The 400 blows and the colours of American reality TV, plus a whole lot of sincerity, care, and magic. Single moms, living in a motel close to Walt Disney World Orlando, are struggling, but they provide their as adorable as they are bad-mouthed…
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Bombshell

February 28, 2018 It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true! Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized mobile…
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Lady Bird

March 7, 2018 If you think there’s nothing left to see that’s unique or exciting in a coming-of-age film, you’re in for a fine surprise. The vibrant, witty melancholy Lady Bird, played brilliantly by Saoirse Ronan, –shows us that no genre is played out when imagined with fresh eyes. Lady Bird, the name she gives herself,…
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Novitiate

March 14, 2018 Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, Novitiate is about a young girl’s first initiation with love – in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to a catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life…
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Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards

This year's Film Circuit People's Choice Awards voting is now open! Please vote for your favorite Canadian and international film screened by Kelowna Film Society in 2017. Voting takes place between now and March 1st, 2018 on the TIFF website: http://v1.tiff.net/filmcircuit/filmcircuit-awards A draw will be held at the end of the voting period and one lucky voter will win a cash prize…
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