Fantastic Choice, Films by the Falls! (Jan. 2017)

He prepared them for everything… except the outside world.

Join KLFC for the ‘Captain Fantastic’ screening January 31, 2017 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls is excited to continue it’s film series into Winter / Spring 2017 with a screening of the multiple award nominated film Captain Fantastic at Fenelon Falls Secondary School on January 31, 2017.
Captain Fantastic IS NOT A SUPERHERO MOVIE, it’s a dramedy, but it features a character worthy of being a superhero – to his children anyway, though society might think him otherwise. Ben and his seven young children live completely removed from society, COMPLETELY OFF THE GRID, somewhere in an American forest.

If there weren’t already a film called “World’s Greatest Dad,” that over-commodified Father’s Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic,” which stars Viggo Mortensen as one of the screen’s all-time most progressive patriarchs — the surviving half of a counter-culture couple who decided to shrug off capitalism (they ignore Christmas, but celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day”), quit the big city and raise their family off the grid. But when Mom commits suicide, that puts a major twist in the fairy tale, which is precisely where Ross’ emotionally gripping family drama begins, evenhandedly weighing the pros and cons of its wildly unconventional parenting strategy, as the grieving father and his six kids cope with the idea of integrating back into polite society.

Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic, Variety

Doors open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 7:30 pm.
Fenelon Falls Secondary School – 66 Lindsay St., FENELON FALLSFilms by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month.
The Winter/Spring season runs from January to May.

See you at the movies!


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