Did you know that as a member of the TRU Students’ Union you are automatically a member of the Kamloops Film Society? You also get access to student pricing! You can purchase $5 student tickets to any Kamloops Film Society Film at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building!
This fall the Kamloops Film Society has moved it’s Film Series to every week! All showings take place at the Paramount Theatre at 7PM. Check out some of the upcoming films below! For a full list of the Fall Film Series 2015 click here.
Fall Film Series 2015 – Kamloops Film Society
October 15, 2015 Grandma
Comedy legend Lily Tomlin (Netflix’s Grace and Frankie) shines in this spirited and touching film from director Paul Weitz (About a Boy), a sharply observed comedy-drama about intergenerational relationships and how our past is never really left behind.
October 22, 2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Set in the backdrop of 1970’s san Francisco in the midst of the underground comic book movement, this unique and unconventional coming of age story explores a young woman’s navigation of her budding responsibilities and sexual awakening in the face of her complex affair with her mother’s boyfriend.
October 29th, 2015 Infinitely Polar Bear
Cameron is a man who grapples with bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes. Infinitely Polar Bear screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
November 5, 2015 Testament of Youth
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
November 12, 2015 The Second Mother
Val spends 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live with the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica, in Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, raised by relatives. As college entrance exams roll around, Jessica wants to come to Sao Paulo to take her college entrance exams. When Jessica arrives, cohabitation is not easy. Everyone is affected by her personality and candor and Val finds herself right in the middle of it.
November 19, 2015 Phoenix
A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.
November 26, 2015 The Wonders
Rohrwacher’s richly textured sophomore feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand, and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a cheesy televised celebration of ancient Etruscan culture presented by the mysterious Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci). Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher manages to convey her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with characteristically graceful naturalism.