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Sunshine Coast Film Society

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February 2018

Rumble

February 19 @ 7:30 pm
Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Canada 2017, 103 min., documentary/music Directors: C Bainbridge & A. Maiorana This film is a celebratory examination of the suppressed role of Canadian and American First Nations writers and performers, and their contributions to popular music. The title comes from “Rumble”, the 1958 smash hit, instrumental single by Shawnee musician Link Wray, which was widely banned from airplay in the US. Through dynamic archival footage, photographs and a series…

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March 2018

Lucky

March 5 @ 7:30 pm
Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society USA 2017, 88 min., drama Director: John Carroll Lynch This moving film explores and captures the thin line between facing death and celebrating life. It is all the more poignant because it was the last film performance of legendary actor, Harry Dean Stanton, who portrays an elderly U.S. veteran. With a 60+year career of over 100 films (including In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather, Kelly’s Heroes) Stanton incorporates much of his…

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Graduation

March 19 @ 7:30 pm
Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society Romania 2016, 128 min., crime/drama Director: Cristian Mungiu A Cannes winner, Graduation is a powerful exploration of a parent’s life, duty and values becoming undone by some destructive life circumstances. Romeo, a physician living in a small Transylvanian mountain town, tries to “heal” his daughter’s damaged life and ensure her academic future by making shady deals and conflicted compromises. There are ways to success, but not by using the principles he, as a father, has taught…

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April 2018

The Other Side of Hope

April 9 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 10, 2018

Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society Finland 2017, 100 min., comedy/drama Director: Aki Kaurismaki This richly textured film centres on a Finnish shirt salesman who leaves his alcoholic wife and buys a failing restaurant, and Khaled, a Syrian refugee. Khaled finds a job at the restaurant but runs afoul of racists and there is only so much that the local community can do. Compassionate and wryly funny by turns, this droll, deadpan consideration of the European refugee crisis is a deeply humane…

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The Other Side of Hope

April 10 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 10, 2018

Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society Finland 2017, 100 min., comedy/drama Director: Aki Kaurismaki This richly textured film centres on a Finnish shirt salesman who leaves his alcoholic wife and buys a failing restaurant, and Khaled, a Syrian refugee. Khaled finds a job at the restaurant but runs afoul of racists and there is only so much that the local community can do. Compassionate and wryly funny by turns, this droll, deadpan consideration of the European refugee crisis is a deeply humane…

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Call Me by Your Name

April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Heritage Playhouse, 662 North Road
Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Canada
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Sunshine Coast Film Society Italy 2017, 132 min., drama/romance Director: Luca Guadagnino Set in the sun-dappled Italian countryside in the mid-eighties, this portrait of a brief romance between a young man and the graduate student who comes to stay with his family for the summer holiday is a stirring depiction of self-discovery and love’s ability to shake the foundations of our lives. Stripped of the baggage that so often complicates and corrupts gay romance, the story is allowed to flourish…

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