Six new films have been selected for the second half of the Fringe Flicks series, with a line-up of independent, award-winning films that is sure to entice all the film lovers in the region.
The first film of 2018 is on January 14-15, The Other Side of Hope, a funny, heartfelt story about the Syrian refugee crisis from Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish master of deadpan comedy.
Next up is Lucky, on January 28-29, about a fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist named Lucky who finds himself thrust into a late-in-life journey of self-exploration.
Third to be screened is Faces, Places (Visages, Villages) on February 18-19, in which director Agnes Varda and artist JR travel to villages in France, producing epic-sized portraits of the locals.
The fourth film is Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, on March 11-12. This stars Annette Bening in a memoir about British actor Peter Turner that recounts his romance with Hollywood star Gloria Grahame.
The Breadwinner on March 25-26 is a beautifully animated feature produced by Angelina Jolie. This film tells the extraordinary story of an Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to save her family.
The final flick of the season is the Canadian film Meditation Park, on April 15-16. This movie is about a devoted wife and mother (Cheng Pei Pei) who is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds a woman’s thong in his laundry. This hilarious, touching film also stars the much–loved Canadian actress, Sandra Oh.
TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks screen at the Avalon Cinema in Woodgrove Centre on select Sundays at 1, 4 & 7pm, and Mondays at 7pm. Six-pack subscriptions are only $60 until January 15, and single tickets are $13. Buy yours at theatreone.org or 250-754-7587.