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January 2020

PR – Opportunity: Calling all Youth – 5-Minute Film Contest

January 18 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 pm, repeating until February 23, 2020

Calling all young filmmakers aged 15-25 (UNESCO defined "youth")! PRFF presents our annual call for submissions to the 5-Minute Film Contest Entry to the contest is FREE, the deadline has been extended until February 23, 2020 AND we have $500 in prizes over 7 different categories! More information from http://www.prfilmfestival.ca/5-minute-film-contest/

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Opportunity: Call for LGBTQ2+ Artists

January 18 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 pm, repeating until March 9, 2020

| The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

Deadline March 9, 2020. For June 20 - July 26 2020  'What the Plus (+) Show - Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast. Featuring emerging and established artists who identify or are allies across the gender/sexual spectrum from within 50 miles of Powell River (qathet Regional District, and lower Sunshine Coast. Opening in Powell River at the Art Centre, June 20, 2020.

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Film Screening: “The Grizzlies”

January 20 @ 7:30 pm | Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Based on a true story, the film follows a young hotshot teacher from southern Canada who heads up to the Arctic for a year to teach history to high school students in the remote Nunavut community of Kugluktuk. There he finds a group of kids who are struggling to find ways just to persevere through a harsh environment beset by alcoholism, abuse, suicide, and the legacies of colonialism. At various times funny, tragic, and inspiring, not everyone is going to…

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Pender Harbour Wildlife Society present Rainforest Limit of Splendour film

January 21 @ 7:00 pm | Pender Harbour Seconday School, Madeira Park
Free

This film is an evocative journey, contrasting forestry as practised for ten thousand years by First Nations people with modern logging. Refreshments and meeting to follow.

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Film Screening: “The Grizzlies”

January 21 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Based on a true story, the film follows a young hotshot teacher from southern Canada who heads up to the Arctic for a year to teach history to high school students in the remote Nunavut community of Kugluktuk. There he finds a group of kids who are struggling to find ways just to persevere through a harsh environment beset by alcoholism, abuse, suicide, and the legacies of colonialism. At various times funny, tragic, and inspiring, not everyone is going to…

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Film Screening: “Cold War”

January 30 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

A sad, bittersweet, and lovely historical ballad of two lovers who can’t stand to stay apart, but also sometimes can’t stand each other either. Set against a Cold War climate in 1950s Poland, Berlin, and Yugoslavia, through to 1960s Paris and filmed in black and white, the detail is stunning, from the period costumes to the on-set locations. Widely-acclaimed, the film received 36 wins & 105 nominations, including three nominations for 2019 Oscars.

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February 2020

Film Screening: “Cold War”

February 3 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

A sad, bittersweet, and lovely historical ballad of two lovers who can’t stand to stay apart, but also sometimes can’t stand each other either. Set against a Cold War climate in 1950s Poland, Berlin, and Yugoslavia, through to 1960s Paris and filmed in black and white, the detail is stunning, from the period costumes to the on-set locations. Widely-acclaimed, the film received 36 wins & 105 nominations, including three nominations for 2019 Oscars.

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Film Screening: “Cold War”

February 4 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

A sad, bittersweet, and lovely historical ballad of two lovers who can’t stand to stay apart, but also sometimes can’t stand each other either. Set against a Cold War climate in 1950s Poland, Berlin, and Yugoslavia, through to 1960s Paris and filmed in black and white, the detail is stunning, from the period costumes to the on-set locations. Widely-acclaimed, the film received 36 wins & 105 nominations, including three nominations for 2019 Oscars.

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PR – Powell River Film Festival

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

| Patricia Theatre, Powell River

Early Bird Passes until Dec 31st. (Full pass, 14 films $80 adult, $65 senior); Matinee Pass, 7 films $40 adult, $32 senior)

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Film Series: Following the Nineth

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
$10

The film follows the Ninth Symphony to cultures around the world, telling the story of its impact in countries at critical inflection points in history including Germany, China and Chile. Director: Kerry Candaele 1hr. 18min

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Film Screening: “Boy Erased”

February 13 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program or be permanently shunned by his family, friends, and faith. It is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Boy Erased received numerous award nominations and wins, including…

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Film Screening: “Boy Erased”

February 17 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program or be permanently shunned by his family, friends, and faith. It is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Boy Erased received numerous award nominations and wins, including…

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Film Screening: “Boy Erased”

February 18 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program or be permanently shunned by his family, friends, and faith. It is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Boy Erased received numerous award nominations and wins, including…

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PR – Live at the Met Opera: Wozzeck

February 29 @ 10:00 am | Max Cameron Theatre, Powell River
$24 – $27

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. Composed during and in the aftermath of World War I, Berg’s dark exploration of a soldier besieged by the evils of society, is staged by Kentridge in a ramshackle warren of stairs, ramps, discarded furniture, and debris.

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Film Screening: “The Guilty”

February 29 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

A Danish police officer answers a call from the victim of a kidnapping in progress. The film progresses in real time with the officer speaking into his headset, desperately trying to prevent a tragedy. This nerve-wracking, psychological film, with a compelling lead performance, touches on themes including redemption and our perceptions of the real world. Described as “adrenaline-soaked”, this film also has a few things to say about how even the best intentions can lead to disturbing abuses of power.

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March 2020

Film Screening: “The Guilty”

March 2 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

A Danish police officer answers a call from the victim of a kidnapping in progress. The film progresses in real time with the officer speaking into his headset, desperately trying to prevent a tragedy. This nerve-wracking, psychological film, with a compelling lead performance, touches on themes including redemption and our perceptions of the real world. Described as “adrenaline-soaked”, this film also has a few things to say about how even the best intentions can lead to disturbing abuses of power.…

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Film Screening: “The Guilty”

March 3 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

A Danish police officer answers a call from the victim of a kidnapping in progress. The film progresses in real time with the officer speaking into his headset, desperately trying to prevent a tragedy. This nerve-wracking, psychological film, with a compelling lead performance, touches on themes including redemption and our perceptions of the real world. Described as “adrenaline-soaked”, this film also has a few things to say about how even the best intentions can lead to disturbing abuses of power.

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PR – Powell River Adventures in Film Camp

March 5 @ 9:00 am - May 8 @ 1:00 pm | The Patricia Theatre, Powell River BC
$500

Part of the Powell River Film Festival’s Youth Festival, this weekend camp is specifically designed for young filmmakers. During the day, participants attend seminars by a diverse group of filmmakers and hands-on video production workshops in small crews. In the evenings, students enjoy youth-oriented films and engaging Q&As. Accommodation is available at a local hotel with meals and full supervision provided. Fast paced and fun, participants leave the camp with the full experience of video production, including teamwork and troubleshooting,…

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Film Screening: “Parasite”

March 12 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

Winner of the Golden Globes "Best Foreign Film" and the Audience Choice Award at VIFF in 2019, this darkly-comic social satire explores themes of class, materialism, and social inequity. A Korean family living a hardscrabble existence employs various schemes to insinuate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family. Director Bong has asked festival audiences not to reveal what happens next—and for good reason—the second act jumps wildly in tenor and tone leading to a startling conclusion. "A malign delight."

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Film Screening: “Parasite”

March 16 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Winner of the Golden Globes "Best Foreign Film" and the Audience Choice Award at VIFF in 2019, this darkly-comic social satire explores themes of class, materialism, and social inequity. A Korean family living a hardscrabble existence employs various schemes to insinuate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family. Director Bong has asked festival audiences not to reveal what happens next—and for good reason—the second act jumps wildly in tenor and tone leading to a startling conclusion. "A malign delight."

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Film Screening: “Parasite”

March 17 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Winner of the Golden Globes "Best Foreign Film" and the Audience Choice Award at VIFF in 2019, this darkly-comic social satire explores themes of class, materialism, and social inequity. A Korean family living a hardscrabble existence employs various schemes to insinuate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family. Director Bong has asked festival audiences not to reveal what happens next—and for good reason—the second act jumps wildly in tenor and tone leading to a startling conclusion. "A malign delight."

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Film Screening: “The Biggest Little Farm”

March 28 @ 2:00 pm | Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
$5 – $9

Farmers, gardeners, and sustainable agriculture advocates, take heed. This inspirational film follows the eight-year journey of a young California couple as they pursue their dream of establishing a completely sustainable farm on reclaimed arid land without the use of any non-natural interventions. Filled with illuminating insights into the interdependence of ecological communities and breathtaking nature cinematography, this documentary provides a captivating, personal journey, with a gentle sense of humour. This will warm your insides. You’ll also remember the pig.

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Film Screening: “The Biggest Little Farm”

March 30 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Farmers, gardeners, and sustainable agriculture advocates, take heed. This inspirational film follows the eight-year journey of a young California couple as they pursue their dream of establishing a completely sustainable farm on reclaimed arid land without the use of any non-natural interventions. Filled with illuminating insights into the interdependence of ecological communities and breathtaking nature cinematography, this documentary provides a captivating, personal journey, with a gentle sense of humour. This will warm your insides. You’ll also remember the pig.

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Film Screening: “The Biggest Little Farm”

March 31 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons
$5 – $9

Farmers, gardeners, and sustainable agriculture advocates, take heed. This inspirational film follows the eight-year journey of a young California couple as they pursue their dream of establishing a completely sustainable farm on reclaimed arid land without the use of any non-natural interventions. Filled with illuminating insights into the interdependence of ecological communities and breathtaking nature cinematography, this documentary provides a captivating, personal journey, with a gentle sense of humour. This will warm your insides. You’ll also remember the pig.

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