International Film Series brings best to Chilliwack

The Chilliwack International Film Series returns Wednesdays evenings at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas, beginning March 30.

The Chilliwack International Film Series returns Wednesdays evenings at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

The Chilliwack International Film Series returns Wednesdays evenings at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

Movie lovers, rejoice!

The Chilliwack International Film Series returns for its 2016 Spring Series from March 30 to May 4, culminating in the thought-provoking ShortFest night on May 11.

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

All films start at 7 p.m. and take place at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckacuck Way).

Brooklyn – March 30

Ireland, UK, Canada / 105 min / PG / Drama

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John CrowleyCast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters

Rams – April 6

Iceland / 93 min / PG / Drama

In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them–their sheep.

Director: Grímur HákonarsonCast: Sigurdur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving

The Lady in the Van – April 13

UK / 104 min / PG / Comedy, Drama

In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years.

Director: Nicholas HytnerCast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Frances De La Tour, Roger Allam

My Internship in Canada – April 20

Canada / 108 min / PG / Comedy

An independent politician is thrust into the parliamentary spotlight and has to rely on his Haitian intern to help him navigate the complexities of Parliament Hill.

Director: Philippe FalardeauCast: Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exantus, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières, Sonia Cordeau, Paul Doucet, Jules Philip, Robin Aubert, Micheline Lanctôt

Youth – April 27

Italy, France, Switzerland, UK / 124 min / PG / Comedy, Drama

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.

Director: Paolo SorrentinoCast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz

45 Years – May 4

UK / 95 min / PG / Drama, Romance

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director: Andrew HaighCast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

ShortFest – May 11

A special night featuring an exclusive selection of thought-provoking short films from around the world.

Series Passes are available at the Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.), the Book Man (45939 Wellington Ave.), and Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way) for $30 per person. Each Series Pass includes a bonus ShortFest Pass for the May 11 screening.

Tickets for individual films and ShortFest can be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas for $6 per person on the day of each screening.

In the spirit of community giving, moviegoers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or cash donation with them to the theatre on March 30 in support of the Salvation Army Community Food Bank.

Visit chilliwackartscouncil.com to learn more about this series of exceptional films from around the globe.