Kamloops Film Festival: If I Had Wings

The Kamloops Film Festival is an annual celebration of Canadian and international film, held right here in Kamloops.  The 18th annual Kamloops Film Festival will be presenting films at the Paramount Theatre March 6-15, 2014.

Today we feature information on a family-friendly film which is scheduled to be shown on March 8th, 2013 at 3 pm. Mark your calendars and come out to enjoy this film, shot right here in British Columbia!

Directed by Allan Harmon

In English
Family
89 minutes
Rated G: violence; sexual language

Shot in Langley BC, this is a heart-warming film about refusing to accept your limitations. Featuring young rising stars and veteran talent like Jill Hennessy and Lorne Cardinal, If I Had Wings is the story of seventeen-year-old Alex Taylor who dreams of flying and of running for his high school’s cross-country track team. Both dreams seem equally out of reach as Alex has been blind since the age of two. But determined to run, he practices with his father, Probation Officer Geoff Taylor. Geoff, with additional girth and age working against him, finds that he can no longer keep up with his son. He must find a running partner at the school fast enough to help Alex make the cross-country team. This help comes from the unlikeliest of sources. Brad Coleman, a native youth who spends most of his time running from the law, is caught during a pathetic daytime robbery attempt and faces incarceration for repeat offenses. Geoff makes a deal to keep Brad out of jail and back in school. He pairs the two boys together. And despite a rocky start, an unlikely friendship forms.

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Saturday, March 8th at 3 pm at the Paramount Theatre – 503 Victoria Street, Kamloops

To enter to WIN a pair of tickets to the see “If I Had Wings” at the Kamloops Film Festival, head on over to the post on “If I Had Wings” on our Facebook page and leave a comment:

http://www.facebook.com/KamloopsParents

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

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