Two announcements from Film Kicks!
Our Film Kicks volunteers choose the films and host our series each month throughout the winter. They have just announced the selection of their “surprise” film spot on Thursday, April 6. Nominated for Best Film at the Oscars, it’s the highly acclaimed 2016 film Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
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Canada Film Day celebrations – Wed. April 19
Secondly, we’re all pleased to announce that FILM Kicks will be celebrating Canada Film Day on Wednesday April 19 with a mini-festival of Canadian film for the 150th birthday celebrations. And it’s all FREE! With major support from TIFF film Circuit, we have scheduled a 7:30pm showing of the award winning ATANARJUAT: THE FAST RUNNER
“Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner” is an epic film made by and about the Inuit peoples of the Canadian arctic, telling a story of a crime that ruptures the trust within a closely knit group, and how justice is achieved and healing begins. Director Zacharias Kunuk and his writer, Paul Apak Angilin, collected oral versions of an Inuit legend from several elders, collated them into a story, submitted the story to the elders for suggestions and then filmed it as a collaborative expression.
And with support from REEL Canada we will present a 5:15pm showing of Nettie Wilde’s award winning documentary KONELINE: our land beautiful … a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.
Stay tuned for more details in March on how to get your free ticket.
But, we’re not done yet! KHC is also partnering with REEL Canada 150 and Golden Secondary School to offer a 1pm showing at the Golden Cinema earlier in the afternoon. This film will be picked from REEL Canada’s extensive catalogue of Canadian films by the student’s themselves. Stay tuned… we will announce their choice in February.