2016 – PMFS 16th ANNUAL CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL
March – 10, 11, 12 and 13
This year the Port Moody Canadian Film Festival will be held over 1 weekend. (March 10 – 13) and all shows will be held in the evenings. There will be numerous guest film-makers in attendance.
We will present six of the best recent Canadian features and documentaries as well as outstanding short subjects by local filmmakers.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
If you want to pick up your tickets/membership ahead of time you can do so at Port Moody City Hall, (100 Newport Drive) from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 5 or Sunday, March 6.
Tickets for ALL shows are available at the Inlet Theatre every festival evening starting at 6:00 pm.
CASH OR PERSONAL CHEQUE ONLY. Festival admission is $7.00 per screening with the annual membership of $5.00 (good till Dec 31, 2016)
2016 Festival Program (All features will be preceded by a Canadian short film)
Thursday March 10 at 7:30 PM “Our Loved Ones”
A father’s suicide has repercussions that span generations, manifesting primarily in the eldest son who wrestles with depression while trying to maintain a healthy marriage, raise his two children and support his deadbeat brother. Our Loved Ones is emphatically poignant and subtly inventive, using a loose narrative structure to examine the consequences of familial conflicts over decades.
Friday March 11 at 7 PM “Felix and Meira”
Trapped, stripped of any form of expression and oppressed by the patriarchy of a Hasidic Jewish sub-culture in Montreal, Meira only begins to feel alive when she spawns a forbidden relationship with Felix, a widow and atheist. What could’ve been a one-note critique of female oppression becomes a non-judgmental love story that sees every perspective from a distance: the husband who values tradition, Felix who unshackles the bonds of the culture’s customs, and Meira who struggles to find a balance between her familial duty and her own agency.
Friday March 11 at 9:30 PM “Bang Bang Baby”
This wild fever dream is a vibrantly-colored sci-fi/musical/dramedy that follows a classic story: a small town singer’s dream of becoming a famous star alongside her celebrity crush, the Elvis-like Bobby Shore. When an accident at a nearby power plant leaks a hallucinogenic purple mist, she escapes from the dour reality imposed by her alcoholic father into a vicarious fantasy where the charming Bobby unexpectedly arrives in town and falls in love with her.
Saturday March 12 at 7 PM “Guantanamo’s Child”
Saturday March 12 at 9:30 PM “Sleeping Giant”
While spending the summer in a lakeside cottage, three boys from varying classes and backgrounds confront their rite of passage into manhood. In many ways an anti-Stand By Me or a subversion of the masculinity evoked by formulaic coming of age films, Sleeping Giant is a summer-that-changed-my-life movie unlike any other.
Sunday March 13 at 7 PM “Room”
Locked in a 10X10 room, 5-year-old Jack’s entire world is constrained to the space between four walls. Unaware of the true reasons behind him and his mother’s imprisonment, Jack must hold onto the only thing he’s ever known when he escapes from Room: his compassionate and resilient mother. Full of warmth and humanity, this macabre tragedy is somehow uplifting and inspiring, an ode to the perseverance of the human spirit in the most severe of environments.
Please join us in the Galleria on Sunday after the showing of our final film, ROOM, for the Wrap Party and the announcement of the People’s Pick award and contest winner!
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