February 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - With just over three weeks left until the Kamloops Film Festival kicks off the annual event is set to deliver more laughs than ever before. Now in its 18th year, organizers promise the festival will be bigger and better than ever with more comedies and more Canadian films.
The festival will feature 10 days of films including locally shot Shana: The Wolf’s Music. The film, a story about a First Nations girl who befriends a wolf while discovering her spirituality, was shot in the Merritt area and features an all-local cast. It has already won awards at eight different North American and European film festivals and has received special mention at two other international festivals.
Between Thursday, March 5 and Saturday, March 14 you can also catch 14 other films, including The Backward Class, Still Alice (featuring Julianne Moore), Citizenfour, Gett: The Divorce Trial of Viviane Amsalem, Leviathan, Mommy, Maps to the Stars (also featuring Julianne Moore and John Cusack), Rosewater, Mountain Men, Two Days One Night, Big News from Grand Rock, What We Do in the Shadows, Winter Sleep and When the Ocean Met the Sky.
There will also be three discussions at local cafes following screenings on March 9, 10 and 12. The first will be following Map to the Stars on March 9 at Zack’s Cafe and then on March 10 at Oops Cafe following Rosewater. The final discussion will be at PDK Cafe on March 12 following Two Days, One Night.
The festival takes place at the Paramount Theatre on Victoria Street. Weekday screenings will take place at 7 p.m. while the weekends will include additional times.
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Credit: Kamloops Film Festival
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