Gemma Arterton stars in Their Finest. The Chilliwack International Film Series runs Sept. 27 to Nov. 1 at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. (Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment)

Fall film series kicks off next week in Chilliwack

Chilliwack International Film Series to entertain movie lovers throughout the fall

As the weather cools, the big screens at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas heat up with another fall season of the Chilliwack International Film Series.

This year’s lineup runs every Wednesday evening from Sept. 27 to Nov. 1, culminating in a ShortFest finale on Nov. 8. All films start at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit, this semi-annual series features weekly screenings of six internationally acclaimed feature films:

Sept. 27: Maudie – Canada, Ireland / 115 min / PG / Biography, Drama. An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. Directed by: Aisling Walsh. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Karl Matchett, Kate Ross, Zachary Bennett.

Oct. 4: Their Finest – UK / 117 min / 14A / Drama, Comedy. A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Directed by: Lone Scherfig. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy.

Oct. 11: The Trip to Spain – UK / 108 min / PG / Comedy, Drama. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way. Directed by: Michael Winterbottom. Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan.

Oct. 18: The Big Sick – USA / 120 min / 14A / Comedy, Romance. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gordon fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. Directed by: Michael Showalter. Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter.

Oct. 25: The Commune – Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands / 112 min / 14A / Drama. A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s. Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg. Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares.

Nov. 1: Tulip Fever – UK, USA / 107 min / NR / Drama, Romance. An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Directed by: Justin Chadwick. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench.

Nov. 8: ShortFest – A special screening featuring an imaginative selection of five Canadian short films: If ou le rouge perdu (Red of the Yew Tree), Blind Vaysha, Fluffy, Nutag-Homeland, and Four Faces of the Moon. Descriptions are available on chilliwackartscouncil.com. Please note seating is limited for the Nov. 8 ShortFest screening.

Series passes are available for purchase online through chilliwackartscouncil.com as well as in-person at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (20-5725 Vedder Rd.), The Book Man Chilliwack (45939 Wellington Ave.), and Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way) for $35 per person.

Each series pass includes a bonus ShortFest pass for the Nov. 8 screening. Tickets for individual films, and ShortFest may be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas for $6 per person on the day of each screening.

For more: chilliwackartscouncil.com/events/chilliwack-international-film-series, or call 604-769-2787.

 

Alicia Vikander stars in Tulip Fever. (Submitted photo)

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