Film Kicks

Film Kicks

Thanks to our Film Kicks volunteer group for curating the film selections and hosting the film nights!
Golden Cinema. Shows at 7:30pm.
PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS IN PERSON AT AGOG OR CALL 250 344-6186
At the cinema, cash only, please.
Adult Member $10, Student $5, Non-Member $12 + GST

Thursday Oct 17, 2019

PHOTOGRAPH

An older, reclusive, struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. “The Photograph” is an insightful meditation on loneliness and the ache for connection. It is also a gratifying stroll through the streets of Mumbai which celebrates the small pleasures in life.

Thursday Nov 7, 2019

WILD ROSE

Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making performance as Rose-Lynn, a would-be country singer who dreams of leaving her rough life in Glasgow, Scotland for the bright lights of Nashville. Fresh out of a stint in prison, Rose-Lynn is a single mom with an ankle monitor, a curfew, and a concerned mother (Julie Walters), who wants her to focus more on her two children and less on her music. But when Rose- Lynn tries to hold down a housekeeping job, her boss (Sophie Okonedo) hears her singing and becomes an unlikely supporter, intent on getting her to Nashville despite the long odds. Caught between hope and responsibility, Rose-Lynn must find her place without abandoning her raw talent and grand ambitions.

Thursday Nov 21, 2019

THE SOUVENIR

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize : Dramatic at Sundance in early 2019, “The Souvenir” is an oddly alluring piece of filmmaking, rich and quiet and sneakily affecting. A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.Joanna Hogg paints a precise picture of a woman trying to develop her own artistic vision while caught in the slipstream of a toxic relationship. An understated, exquisite gem of a film.

Thursday Jan 16, 2020

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

We don’t usually show documentaries but occasionally one comes along which is especially relevent and promises to be a pertinent crowd-pleaser. “The Biggest Little Farm” is about a couple who trade city life to start their own farm on a stretch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles. For more than eight years their efforts are chronicled in this sweeping epic about the creation of Apricot Lane Farms and their commitment to working with nature, not against it. This movie is a testament to idealism, a confrontation with how our food is grown and a family adventure full of suspense and emotion that will leave a lump in your throat.

Thursday Feb 6, 2020

PARASITE

Winner of the 2019 Palme d’Or, Director Bong Joon-ho presents us with a tragic family comedy of sorts unlike any film you have ever seen. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts and not much else but when opportunity strikes they seize it. Be it chance or fate, these two families are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

Thursday Feb 27, 2020

PAIN AND GLORY

Pedro Almodovar’s movie captures an emotionally and visually engaging story about an acclaimed  film director who  reflects on the choices he’s made in life as the past and present come crashing down around him. “Pain and Glory” competed for the Palme d’Or at the2019 Cannes Film Festival where Banderas took home the award for Best Actor and Alberto Iglesias won for Best Soundtrack. This is a “must see” movie!

Thursday March 19, 2020

DOLCE FINA GIORNATA

“Dolce Fine Giornata” sits at the intersection of art and politics, freedom of speech and moral consequence, public and personal life.

Maria Linde, a free-spirited, Jewish Polish Nobel Prize winner, lives in Tuscany surrounded by warmth and chaos in her family’s villa. A loving mother and grandmother, she also fosters a secret flirtation with the much younger Egyptian man who runs a nearby seaside inn. This is a drama that’s just as much about about family relationships as it is about politics and consequences and a contemplation of the power of words and the value assigned to artists in society.

Thursday April 2, 2020

OFFICIAL SECRETS

In the lead up to the Iraq War in 2003 British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Her government called her a traitor and she was eventually tried under the country’s Official Secrets Act. Gun’s story is revisited with an emphasis on the alternately clubby and labyrinthine institutions she came up against, as well as the emotional damage she incurred when she made a decision that some viewed as heroic and others as a betrayal. Although Knightley’s Gun often seems to be a passive figure, buffeted by the machinations of those around her, the film’s honesty about the enormous personal costs of whistleblowing is a welcome relief from more romanticized heroics.

Kicking Horse Culture Film Kicks gratefully acknowledges our partnership
with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters.

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