New films chosen for Fringe Flicks series

NANAIMO – TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks season kicks off with four new films

TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks season kicks off with four new films, carefully selected by new Fringe Flicks programmer Julian Smither.

Love is All You Need, screening Sept. 29-30, stars Pierce Brosnan in a cross-cultural romantic comedy from Academy Award–winning Danish director Susanne Bier.

Vanishing Point, screening Oct. 27-28, tells the story of two Inuit communities of the circumpolar north. Navarana, an Inuit elder and descendant of the shaman, draws inspiration and hope from the ties that still bind the two communities to face the consequences of rapid social and environmental change.

The Hunt, on the screen Nov. 3-4, is reviewed as one of the most troubling and powerful cinematic experiences of the year. The director mercilessly reveals the hypocrisy behind some of his country’s most cherished social ideals.

The Sapphires, Nov. 17-18, is described as a wildly entertaining musical comedy based on the 2004 Australian play inspired by the true story of the playright’s mother and aunt, who sang in an all-aboriginal female soul quartet that entertained American troops during the Vietnam War.

Fringe Flicks series is screened at Avalon Cinema on Sundays at 1, 4 and 7 p.m., and Mondays at 7 p.m. Season subscriptions are still available for $101 for 10 films. Single tickets $12.

For more information, please call 250-754-7587 or visit www.theatreone.org/fringeflicks.html.