Six Canadian documentaries and feature films that have had a ripple effect around the world will hit the big screen in Port Moody next week.
The Port Moody Film Society marks 20 years of its Canadian film festival from March 12 to 15, highlighting its most popular flicks over two decades.
The “Best of the Fest” retrospective lineup was picked by the society’s directors — some of whom have been on the board from the beginning, president Connie Smith told The Tri-City News last week.
Smith said each movie was reviewed after it was shortlisted to make sure it still “held up” and was suitable to screen.
As well, the board tapped Paul Armstrong of the Celluloid Social Club to organize the short films that will be screened before each show. As in past years, those filmmakers and actors will be invited to the fest and speak about their work.
Prior to the festival launch next Thursday night, ticket holders can celebrate the milestone year with the society board and a slice of cake.
And after the last movie on March 15, the sparkling wine will come out for a toast at the wrap party, where the winner of the Viewer’s Choice award will be announced.
Presale tickets will be available on March 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.). Regular admission tickets can be bought at the door on show nights for $7 each plus a $5 society membership for the year (cash or cheque only).
A still from Amal.
THE FILMS (AND SHORTS)
• Thursday, 7:30 p.m: Manufactured Landscapes (Next Floor)
• Friday, 7 p.m.: Incendies (Yellow Sicky Notes with guest Jeff Chiba Stearns)
• Friday, 9:30 p.m.: Les Triplettes de Belleville (Thge Paris Quintet with guest Benny Schuetze)
• Saturday, 7 p.m.: Monsieur Lazhar (Anxious Oswald Greene with guest Marshall Axani)
• Saturday, 9:30 p.m.: The Snow Walker (The Wind Fisherman)
• Sunday, 7 p.m.: Amal (The Prince with guest Kyra Zagorsky)