The North Van Arts International Film Series is presented by North Van Arts in cooperation with the Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout the year a series of festival selections are screened at Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas for special one-night-only viewings. Established in 2003, the film series acts as a platform for unique cinematic experiences, spotlighting quality Canadian, independent and foreign films.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Principal Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Director: Alex Holmes
Principal Cast: Tracy Edwards
Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, this documentary from director Alex Holmes chronicles Tracy Edwards’ 1989–90 precedent-setting sea voyage around the world with an all-female crew.
Director: Joe Talbot
Principal Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover
Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.
Hindi, Gujarati, English with English subtitles
Director: Ritesh Batra
Principal Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar
Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
Director: Rupert Goold
Principal Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Bella Ramsey
Thirty years after starring in The Wizard of Oz, beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Fall 2019 Film Series Pass – $50 (five feature films, $10 savings)
2019/20 Full Season Pass – $140 (fourteen feature films through May 2020, $28 savings)
General Admission – $12
Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up from the cinema’s will call table beginning at 6:30pm, October 2, 2019. The North Van Arts International Film Series, established in 2003, is a fundraiser benefiting North Van Arts’ programming and events throughout the North Shore. Films subject to change based upon TIFF distribution.