2018 Spring Series
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
At Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
April 11 – May 23
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
At Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
Tickets available from the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas Box Office prior to each screening
Series Pass holders can skip the line-up!
*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.)
Featured Titles in the 2018 Spring Series:
April 11 | Goodbye Christopher Robin
UK – Biography/Drama [PG] 107 min.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston
April 18 | Lucky
USA – Drama/Comedy [PG] 88 min.
“Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
Director: John Carroll Lynch
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
April 25 | Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
UK – Biography/Drama/Romance [PG] 105 min.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Annette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Stephen Graham
May 2 | Meditation Park
Canada – Drama [G] 94 min.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
Mina Shum directs an all-star cast — including Cheng Pei Pei, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, and Don McKellar — in her latest feature, about a devoted wife and mother who is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds another woman’s undergarment in his laundry.
Director: Mina Shum
Cast: Don McKellar, Liane Balaban, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, Pei-Pei Cheng
May 9 | Final Portrait
UK – Biography, Comedy, Drama [PG] 90 min.
English, French, Italian w/ English subtitles
“Final Portrait” is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?”
Director: Stanley Tucci
Cast: Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush, Clémence Poésy
May 16 | C’est La Vie!
France – Comedy [PG] 117 min.
French w/ English subtitles
This effervescent comedy from celebrated French directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables) invites us to an opulent château to attend a très extravagant wedding, where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit.
Director: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne, Eye Haïdara, Suzanne Clément
ShortFest: May 23
2018 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films
7:00 PM at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
Total runtime = 83 minutes
Director: Glen Keane
Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss.
Directors: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
My dad taught me how to pack.
Director: Dave Mullins
When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
Directors: Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
Revolting Rhymes interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
Lost Property Office
Director: Daniel Agdag
The meticulous custodian of a Lost Property Office, whom might be a lost as the items themselves, restores items such as a robot and gramophone, and in the end creating something beautiful out the worlds’ left behind items
Director: Kevin Hudson
Weeds tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate.
Directors: Lucas Boutrot, Élise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille Lacroix, and Charlotte Perroux
In ancient China, a little dragon who can’t breathe fire will fight to overcome his weakness in order to take part in the New Year’s celebration.
All of the generous local businesses and organizations who donate prizes to the Chilliwack International Film Series:
- Chilliwack Museum and Archives
- Corner Nook Café
- Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
- Cultivate Café
- Did I Mention Flowers?
- Flora Bunda Flower & Gift Shoppe
- Greendale Herb and Vine
- Little Beetle Bistro
- Royal Zayka Restaurant
- Sara Bella’s Gluten Free Café
- Secondary Characters
- The Book Man
- The Royal Café & The Wellington Local House
Titles enjoyed as part of our 2017 Fall Film Series:
September 27 – Maudie
October 4 – Their Finest
October 11 – The Trip to Spain
October 18 – The Big Sick
October 25 – The Commune
November 1 – Tulip Fever
November 8 – ShortFest: A collection from Canadian filmmakers