FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The 22nd annual Kamloops Film Festival will feature twenty-two films from around the world at the Paramount Theatre March 1st to 10th.  From documentaries to quirky comedies and even horror films, the festival will provide audiences with a selection that encompasses a full range of genres. Festival Chair, Dušan Magdolen, says this year’s line-up is one of the festival’s best, “I know it’s tempting to say that each and every year, but for 2018 we truly have some incredible films that have a lot to offer audiences in Kamloops.”

Shut Up and Say Something, a Canadian-made documentary that profiles well-known spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will kick-off the festival on Thursday, March 1st.  The film will be one of four throughout the festival that is followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film’s production. “We’re ecstatic to have the writer and director of the film, Melanie Wood, joining us for the Q&A” said Magdolen, “This is what the festival is all about – seeing films that are challenging and make you think, then being able to discuss them and learn more. That’s the festival experience.” Other films of note include the Kamloops-shot Tomato Red, Golden Globe winning German thriller In the Fade, and Indian Horse, a film based on the late Kamloops Aboriginal writer, Richard Wagamese’s, novel of the same name, which will close out the festival on Saturday, March 10th.

The schedule comes complete with numerous complementary events including an opening night mingle, casual post-film discussions and a closing night party at Hotel 540, among others.  “The parties and special events really heighten the festival experience. Carve out a little extra time for a beer-tasting in between flicks or a warm cup of tea at our Steeping Discussion event. We’re encouraging everyone to experience all that the festival has to offer,” says KFF Events Chair Alicia Ashcroft. All of the events are free to attend, with the exception of the closing night party. A full schedule of films and events (as they are finalized) can be found at www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca.

Passes and Tickets are now available ONLINE and tickets will soon be available at Moviemart (367 St. Paul Street).

ALL 22 KFF 2018 FILMS:

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
Thursday March 1 at 7pm

The opening film of the festival follows acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, who erupted onto the scene during the Vancouver Olympics, on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew.

ENTANGLEMENT
Friday March 2 at 6pm

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister – and then things start to get weird.

RAVENOUS (DARKFEST)
Friday March 2 at 9pm

The first of three DarkFest features in 2018 follows a group of survivors in this twist on the zombie genre taking place in upstate Quebec.

THE BREADWINNER
Saturday March 3 at Noon.
A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar.

TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE
Saturday March 3 at 2pm

The fun tale of a romantic Dutch farmer who, after losing his farm during the floods of 1953, cycles to Italy and grows tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.

TOMATO RED
Saturday March 3 at 6pm

Filmed in the Kamloops area and based on the Daniel Woodrell novel, the film follows a small town drifter who drives into town in search of his next cold beer and the bunch that’ll have him, but gets a lot more than he bargained for.

WOLFCOP (DARKFEST)
Saturday March 3 at 9pm

In Part One of the hilarious and gory WolfCop double feature, we begin with the Canadian cult phenomenon that started it all!

ANOTHER WOLFCOP (DARKFEST)
Saturday March 3 at 11pm

In Part Two of the hilarious and gory WolfCop double feature, Werewolf cop springs into action when an evil businessman seduces Woodhaven’s residents.


HAPPY END

Sunday March 4 at 2pm

A drama, with a darkly comic bent, about a family in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.


A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Monday March 5 at 6pm.
In this Oscar nominated feature, Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Monday March 5 at 9pm.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with Oliver, his father’s research assistant. Nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture.


THE INSULT
Tuesday March 6 at 6pm.
In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.


DIM THE FLUORESCENTS
Tuesday March 6 at 9pm.
A struggling actress and an aspiring playwright pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate training seminars.


THELMA
Wednesday March 7 at 6pm.
A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a friend, causing her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.


THE PARTY
Wednesday March 7 at 9pm.
Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.


IN THE FADE
Thursday March 8 at 6pm.

The Best Foreign Language Film winner at the 2018 Golden Globes, featuring a tour de force performance from Diane Kruger, will be our first of two female led films on International Women’s Day.


THE DIVINE ORDER
Thursday March 8 at 9pm.

In 1971 Switzerland, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.


MEDITATION PARK
Friday March 9 at 7pm.

Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her after finding out that her husband may not be the man she thought.


LOVELESS
Friday March 9 at 9pm
A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.


FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Saturday March 10 at Noon

Starring Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, and Annette Bening, tells the true story of the romance that sparked between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.


ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Saturday March 10 at 3pm

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother’s wishes.

INDIAN HORSE
Saturday March 10 at 6pm

Based on the bestselling book by award-winning author Richard Wagamese, a Kamloops resident until his death last year, this film sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of the Indigenous people.

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *