Spring Series 2017
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
At Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

February 1 – March 15

Admission: $6/person
Series Pass holders can skip the line-ups!

Tickets for individual films are available at the door of Cottonwood 4 Cinemas on the day of the film only (flat admission price; no seniors discounts).

*Cottonwood 4 Cinemas box office open: Mon. 6:30 – 10 PM, Tues. – Thurs. 3:30 – 10 PM, Sat. & Sun. 12:30 – 10 PM

(Please note: box office hours may vary; if you wish to purchase film tickets earlier in the day please confirm with the theatre.)

Feature Films:

February 1 | The Eagle Huntress

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UK, Mongolia, USA – Documentary/Adventure [G] 87 min.

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

Director: Otto Bell

Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (narrator)

February 8 | Jean of the Joneses

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Canada, USA – Comedy/Drama [PG] 82 min.

The whip-smart tale about the twenty something scion of an all-female Brooklyn clan wrestling with her literary aspirations, romantic mishaps, and the chaotic preparations for her estranged grandfather’s funeral.

Director: Stella Meghie

Cast: François Arnaud, Gloria Reuben, Anna Hopkins

February 15 | Manchester by the Sea

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USA – Drama [14A] 136 min.

An emotionally overwhelming and critically acclaimed drama about a reclusive handyman who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

February 22 | The History of Love

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France, Canada, Romania, USA – Drama [PG] 134 min.

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an elderly man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother’s loneliness.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sophie Nélisse, Elliott Gould, Derek Jacobi

March 1 | Lion

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Australia – Drama [G] 118 min.

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis

Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

March 8 | Weirdos

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Canada – Drama [PG] 84 min.

It’s the summer of 1976 and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. With the help of girlfriend, Alice, Kit hitchhikes through the stunning maritime landscape towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura. However, as Kit and Alice near their final destination they find their relationship tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.

Director: Bruce McDonald

Cast: Dylan Authors, Allan Hawco, Molly Parker, Julia Sarah Stone

ShortFest: March 15

Canada’s Top Ten Shorts

A selection from the best of Canadian short films.

This programme is rated 14A | Total run time is approximately 75 minutes

*Please note: limited seating available

Overpass by Patrice Laliberté
19 mins | Police chase Mathieu after he scrawls graffiti on an overpass, but the teenager’s midnight marauding has a purpose that only he understands. This deeply moving family drama captures the power of self-expression in the midst of upheaval.

Interview with a Free Man by Nicolas Lévesque
9 mins | Responses to questions posed in a job interview offer candid insights into the personal lives of three men in this intimate documentary short from Chicoutimi-based director Nicolas Lévesque.

Never Steady, Never Still by Kathleen Hepburn
18 mins | Driven back to his childhood home by a horrible mistake, a troubled young man discovers that he is not alone in his struggle, in this quietly powerful work that beautifully captures the solace of home.

Bacon & God’s Wrath by Sol Friedman
9 mins | In this endearing and playful mixed-media docu-collage, 90-year-old Razie’s discovery of “the Google” leads her to a reckoning with her lifelong Jewish faith.

My Enemy, My Brother by Ann Shin
18 mins | Two men who met during a war are reunited 20 years later in Toronto writer-director Ann Shin’s documentary meditation on kindness and fate.

THANK YOU

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All of the dedicated volunteers who make the Series a success, year after year!

Thank you!

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All of the generous local businesses and organizations who donate prizes to the Chilliwack International Film Series:

  • Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
  • The Book Man
  • Chilliwack Players Guild
  • Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
  • Sweeney’s Barber Shop
  • Did I Mention Flowers?
  • Undine’s Retreat Day Spa
  • Flora Bunda Flower Shoppe
  • Vedder Mountainview Bakery
  • Valley Huskers Junior Football Association
  • Coast Hotel Chilliwack & Prestons Restaurant & Lounge
  • Little Beetle Bistro

Canada on Screen: April 19, 2017

A special classic Canadian film screening in celebration of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day.
Provided as part of TIFF’s Canada on Screen project.

April 19, 2017
7:00 PM at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
Free admission – Donations are greatly appreciated!
*Please note: seating is limited.

Featured Film: WATER (2005)

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Canada – Drama [PG] 117 minutes, Hindi with English subtitles
Starring: Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham,
Sarala Kariyawasam, Manorama

Director Deepa Mehta (Beeba Boys, Bollywood/
Hollywood) completed her landmark Elements
trilogy with this brave, perfectly-pitched
exploration of lives altered by religious tradition.
Delving into Indian society of the 30’s
during Ghandi’s rise to prominence, Water is a
remarkably inspirational film about a girl who
refuses to accept her fate and struggles against
powerful rules that turn her into a prisoner
without a future.

Titles enjoyed as part of our 2016 Fall Film Series:

September 28 – The Meddler

October 5 – Dark Horse

October 12 – The Man Who Knew Infinity

October 26 – Captain Fantastic

November 2 – The Dressmaker

November 9: ShortFest featuring animated Canadian short films: Flawed, Here and the Great Elsewhere, A Sea Turtle Story, Me and My Moulton, CODA, and The Sweater.