The Spring Series ticket sales are on hold until further notice.
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.
Hope Gap | April 15 | 7pm
United Kingdom , 2019
Director: William Nicholson
Principal Cast: Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O’Connor
A together-forever couple (Annette Bening and Bill Nighy) unpack the many complications of splitting up, in Oscar-nominated writer-director William Nicholson’s razor-sharp drama. Featuring brilliant performances from Bill Nighy and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, this exquisite drama from writer-director William Nicholson will resonate with anyone who has ever navigated the choppy waters of long-term love.
The Climb | April 22 | 7pm
Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Principal Cast: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin
Kyle and Mike (Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino) are best friends who share a close bond — until Mike sleeps with Kyle’s fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open | May 13 | 7pm
Canada, Norway, 2019
Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn
Principal Cast: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Violet Nelson, Charlie Hannah
One woman’s decision to comfort a stranger she finds crying in the street leads to a revealing and powerful conversation between two Indigenous women from very different circumstances, in this poignant collaboration from Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.
Ordinary Love | May 27 | 7pm
United Kingdom, 2019
Director: Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Principal Cast: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, Amit Shah
Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star as a long-standing couple facing a potentially life-changing cancer diagnosis, in this drama scripted by Northern Irish playwright Owen McCafferty.
Although his electrifying action roles made him a global icon, Liam Neeson never stopped making the potent dramas that first brought him to notice. And though Lesley Manville won a whole new audience with her scissor-sharp performance in Phantom Thread, her work with Mike Leigh long ago proved the depth of her abilities on screen. Ordinary Love brings these two master actors together for the first time as their characters navigate one of the most high-stakes gambits imaginable: marriage. Joan (Manville) and Tom (Neeson) are a long-married couple, with their set habits, cozy bickering, and assumption of a long walk together into the sunset. But when Joan discovers a lump in her breast, it soon becomes clear that cancer will radically change each of them and their relationship. As she enters the cold, uncertain process of medical treatment, their habits are ruptured, and that cozy bickering explodes to reveal the long-buried truths of their marriage.
Spring 2020 Film Series Pass – $40 (four feature films, $8 savings) on sale until April 15, 2020 at 3pm.
General Admission – $12