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The Breadwinner: Family-Friendly Film at Kamloops Film Festival

CONTEST ALERT! KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to the family friendly film “The Breadwinner” which will be featured this Saturday, March 3 at noon. To enter the contest, leave a comment below before 8pm on March 1. For an extra entry, please leave a comment on the Facebook post:

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Saturday, March 3 at Noon

The Breadwinner
Canada | Ireland | Luxembourg
Directed by Nora Twomey
In English
Animation | Drama
94 minutes
Rated PG: violence

ASSOCIATED EVENT:
Family Party

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

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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.
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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 but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 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 but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!