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Official Competition

September 21 Penelope Cruz! Antonio Banderas! What can we say – after two years of dark screens, we’re back and this is what we love. A business tycoon decides to make the world’s greatest film – all he needs are the world’s greatest actors and a stellar director, right? What he gets are the world’s…
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Happening (L’événement)

September 28 Concerned about American women post-Roe but won’t be travelling to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi or Texas to confirm your worst fears? Then join us for Happening where Anne is a young woman on the verge of a desirable future, one that will free her from her working class background. But, with crucial exams looming,…
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The Phantom of the Open

October 5 If golf is a good walk spoiled, here’s an affectionate golf-cart of a comedy to get you to the 19th hole. Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), despite being a complete novice, gains entry to the 1976 Open (what the British modestly call the British Open), and cards the worst round ever recorded. Based on…
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October 19 A powerful first feature by writer/director Bretten Hannam, Wildhood draws on his life story and Mi’kmaw heritage. Not glossy, not gritty, but delving into important themes of family, self-discovery and sexuality, the film follows two brothers as they seek the birth mother their abusive father has lied about for years.“Freedom, oppression, hope, and…
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Hit The Road

November 2 Panah Panahi’s first feature is at once a realistic and surreal remembrance of the last trip his family took together. Such a mood mixture is to be expected since Panah’s filmmaker father Jafar (whose Taxi we showed in 2015) is now incarcerated in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. Winner of the 2021 London Film…
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Peace by Chocolate

November 9 A winner in all eleven film festivals it has entered, Peace By Chocolate is based on the true story of a young Syrian refugee who relocates to Nova Scotia after his father’s chocolate factory is bombed. In a world driven by conflict and personal dilemmas, not everything in Antigonish is simple and chocolate-sweet…
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2022 Scholarship and Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year.  For 2022, we continue our participation with…
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Fall Film Series

We now have our dates for the fall season. Screenings will be on September 21 and 28, October 5 and 19 and November 2 and 9. Please watch this website for announcements regarding the fall film titles. To be sure you don't miss any upcoming film announcements, please join our email list using the form…
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The Big Hit

THE BIG HIT – a sparky French language comedy, winner of the European Film Awards Best Comedy. Etienne, a “resting” actor, works with an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. Clearly, a double mindbender of a challenge, but taking the inmate actors on tour is really something else again! One viewer commented, “Exciting, Fun, Stressful, Everything!”  (1 hour, 45 minutes, French with English subtitles) Wednesday, April 20 4 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are available online starting April 6 through or by clicking the button below.

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