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CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to see Oddball and the Penguins at the Kamloops Film Festival!

KamloopsParents.com is giving away a pair of tickets to see the family friendly film “Oddball and the Penguins” which will be  featured at the Kamloops Film Festival on March 4th at 12:00 pm at the Paramount Theatrel! Please comment below for a chance to win. Contest will close March 2 at noon. For another chance to win, please comment on the following post on Facebook:

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KamloopsParents.Com 发布于 2017年3月1日

The Middle Island off the coast of Australia is home to hundreds of little penguins. Unfortunately, foxes have found the island and are drastically reducing the number of penguins. As the population shrinks, the Island stands to lose its penguin sanctuary status and is
set to become a whale watching spot for tourists. In the hopes of saving their seaside town, Swampy, an eccentric chicken farmer, teams up with his granddaughter to train their mischievous dog, Oddball, to protect the penguins. Once the population stabilizes, the success is quickly dampened when Swampy cannot find Oddball on the Island.

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Kamloops Film Festival Closing Night Party

As the credits roll on the final film, the Q’s have gotten all their A’s, the special guests have gone home; we’ve had our tea, our beer, our wine and all that in-depth discussion. You’ve seen twenty films, and haven’t seen your family in ten days…why rush home now? After Forsaken, join us at Hotel 540, a proud KFF sponsor, for a red carpet entrance, delectable appetizers, a cash bar and bartenders eager to quench your thirst, and live music with Vancouver’s John Welsh band, who are guaranteed to add a little boogie to your woogie. Don’t miss out on this closing event, because this will be your final chance to celebrate twenty years of cinema in Kamloops. Tickets can be purchasedonline or at MovieMart (444 St. Paul Street), at the Paramount Theatre during KFF screenings, and at the door (for $5 more).

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!

Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Forsaken

 Canada, France

Directed by Jon Cassar
In English
Drama, Western
90 minutes
Not Rated

Write-Up:
After years of wandering and making a name for himself as a formidable quick-draw gunfighter, Civil War veteran John Henry Clayton quietly returns to his hometown. Weary of his years of violence, John Henry is determined to lay down his guns for good. John Henry’s father, the Reverend William Clayton, resolutely condemns his son’s past and is skeptical of his pledge to reform.

Bringing together two generations of a legendary acting dynasty, this riveting, bloody, and moving western stars Donald and Kiefer Sutherland as a long-estranged father and son attempting to make amends whilst their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

Quotes:

“beautifully directed, nobly photographed and proverbially scripted”

“But it is the tension between Donald Sutherland, 80, with flowing white locks but steely eyes, giving his best performance for years, and his son Kiefer, 48, with a fierce presence of his own, acting together for the first time, that makes this film so terrifically moving.” -David Sexton, London Evening Standard

“With over 30 overlapping years in the business, you would think this would have happened already, and while they have appeared in the same movie before, this is the first time the Sutherlands have played father and son. It was worth the wait.”

“Donald and Kiefer bring the hard emotions when they’re required to, but the film is elevated by an excellent supporting cast that includes Brian Cox, Demi Moore, and Michael Wincott.”—Noah R. Taylor, Dorkshelf

“Both Sutherlands look spot-on perfect for their roles; Kiefer’s character lines increase his flintiness quotient, while Donald’s flowing white hair and beard suggest a demanding Old Testament paterfamilias” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“Michael Wincott is at his smoothly menacing deep voice best” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“…the Sutherland father-son team appear on screen together for the first time, in a pure western that rejects revisionism in favour of unadulterated fun”- Henry Barns, The Guardian

Website: http://forsakenthefilm.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdPmvg7P_6g

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!

Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Embrace of the Serpent

 Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina

Directed by Ciro Guerra
In Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan and Latin with English subtitles
Adventure, Drama
125 minutes
Not Rated
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his
people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a
sacred healing plant.

“SIMPLY A WORK OF ART. ONE OF THE MOST SINGULAR CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES YOU COULD
HOPE TO HAVE.”
– Indiewire

“MAGICAL. PUTS YOU IN A STATE OF MIND YOU’VE NEVER KNOWN. AS CAN’T MISS AS THEY
COME.”
– Way Too Indie

“THIS TRANSCENDENT MASTERWORK IS A NEAR-RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE” -Awards Circuit

“A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism, Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) marks an impressively realized third feature from Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra, featuring knockout black-and-white cinematography and an array of breathtaking locations.”Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast.”Nathaniel Rogers, THE FILM EXPERIENCE

“Shot on sumptuous Super 35, the black and white photography lends itself to the film’s sorrowful ode to a world devastated, but it is the ceaseless teeming life of the soundtrack that transports the audience into the midst of the rainforest.”Ben Nicholson, CINEVUE

“Guerra’s stark allegory of the extinction of indigenous cultures at the hands of well-meaning but ignorant white Europeans is powerfully resonant in this gorgeously shot film, touted as the first feature to be shot in the Colombian jungle in over three decades.”Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA

“Embrace of the Serpent is simply a work of art, and one of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have in Cannes, or anywhere really. It’s an absorbing, even thrilling head trip. It is a Heart-of-Darkness voyage of discovery. It is a lament for all the lost plants and peoples of the world.”Jessica Kiang,THE PLAYLIST

Website: http://embraceoftheserpent.oscilloscope.net/#

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uymNkBuR-SY

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!

Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Anomalisa

 USA

Directed by Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman
In English
Animation Comedy, Drama
90 minutes
Rated 14A: sexually suggestive scenes

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Michael Stone (David Thewlis) is a successful motivational speaker with fans across the country, but inside him sits a knot of anxiety that renders much of his daily life meaningless. Everything and everyone just seems the same to him. But then Michael meets Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) on a speaking-tour stop in Cincinnati. Lisa is an anomaly.

“A WONDERFUL, FUNNY, SHATTERING, ESSENTIAL MOVIE.”
– Birth. Movies. Death.

“A HAUNTING AND COMPLEX MARVEL.”
– Thompson On Hollywood

“ONE OF THOSE RARE PERFECT FILMS”
– rogerebert.com

“THE MOST HUMAN MOVIE OF THE YEAR. AND IT DOESN’T STAR A SINGLE HUMAN.”
– Esquire

“A MASTERPIECE”
-Rolling Stone

Website: http://www.anomalisa.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQkHA3fHk_0

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!