Thank you to all of our incredible filmgoers and community supporters for another enjoyable season of film!
Join us again in April 2018 for the 18th Annual Spring Film Series!

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

September 27 – November 8

Admission: $6/person

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

*Cottonwood 4 Cinemas box office opens at 3:30 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 titles enjoyed in our past Fall 2017 Series:

September 27 | Maudie

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Canada/Ireland – Biography/Drama [PG] 115 min.

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Director: Aisling Walsh

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Karl Matchett, Kate Ross, Zachary Bennett

October 4 | Their Finest

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UK – Drama/Comedy [14A] 117 min.

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

October 11 | The Trip to Spain

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UK – Comedy/Drama [PG] 108 min.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan

October 18 | The Big Sick

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USA – Comedy, Romance [14A] 120 min.

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gordon fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

October 25 | The Commune

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Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands – Drama [14A] 112 min. ***Danish with English subtitles.

A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares

November 1 | Tulip Fever

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UK/USA – Drama/Romance [14A] 107 min.

An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

Director: Justin Chadwick

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench

ShortFest: November 8

A collection of imaginative Canadian short films:


If ou le rouge perdu (Red of the Yew Tree)

Marie-Hélène Turcotte | Canada, 2016 | No dialogue | 12 min. | PG

A pheasant hunt becomes a spellbinding elemen­tal odyssey in animator Marie-Hélène Turcotte’s visionary rendering of femininity and intuition.


Blind Vaysha

Theodore Ushey | Canada, 2016 | English | 8 min. | 14A

With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities. Blind Vaysha is a vivid and gorgeously crafted fable about living in the present. It was nominated in the category of Best Animated Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.



Lee Filipovski | Canada/Serbia and Montenegro, 2016 | Serbian | 24 min. | 14A *English subtitles

While a family is dealing with the emotional and logistical stress of packing up their lives to emigrate from Serbia to Canada, the 10-year-old daughter wins an impossibly large stuffed teddy bear.



Alisi Telengut | Canada, 2016 | No dialogue | 6 min. | PG

During World War II, the Kalmyk people of the Soviet Union were forcibly relocated to Siberia, and nearly half of them died before the return home some 14 years later. This magnificently hand-painted visual poem is a heart-wrenching lament expressing loss and longing.


Four Faces of the Moon

Amanda Strong | Canada, 2016 | Ojibwe, Cree, Michif, Nakota, French | 16 min. | 14A

This intricate stop-motion animation interlaces Canada’s colonial past with writer-director Amanda Strong’s personal family history — and illuminates Cree, Métis, and Anishinaabe reclamation of culture, language, and Nationhood.



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

Thank you!




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

  • Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
  • The Book Man
  • Did I Mention Flowers?
  • Undine’s Retreat Day Spa
  • Flora Bunda Flower Shoppe
  • Prestons Restaurant & Lounge / Coast Hotel Chilliwack
  • Little Beetle Bistro
  • Chilliwack Airport Restaurant
  • Corner Nook Cafe
  • Chilliwack Players Guild
  • Greendale Herb & Vine
  • Vedder Mountainview Bakery

Titles enjoyed as part of our 2017 Spring Film Series:

February 1 – The Eagle Huntress

February 8 – Jean of the Joneses

February 15 – Manchester by the Sea

February 22 – The History of Love

March 1 – Lion

March 8 – Weirdos