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Halloween at the Movies – Films by the Falls (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017
Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit — Films by the Falls are please to announce a screening of the Danish movie “The Commune” for our October event.
The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School – 66 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls, ON
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Feature Presentation begins at 7:30 pm
We encourage everyone to dress in the spirit of Hallowe’en, and will have a special costume award for audience members dressed in the free-living / hippie style of the 70s in keeping with the theme of “The Commune”.
Trick or Treating will be sponsored by GRR8 Finds Market with treats from their candy counter.
Tickets will be on sale for $10 each at the Box Office on the evening of the screening, or in advance at Sweet Bottoms Coffee House, 19 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls.

 

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The new film by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration,” Oscar® nominated “The Hunt”) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune.

Anna (Trine Dyrholm) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university, but the grim reality of mentoring people whose career prospects are brighter than his own has left him disgruntled and bored. When Erik’s father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with the huge house that Erik grew up in, as it’s too expensive for them to occupy on their own. Erik prefers selling, but Anna — who has become frustrated with Erik’s dour outlook and longs for something new — suggests that they use this opportunity to experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time).

Driven by brilliant lead performances from Vinterberg’s “Celebration” stars Thomsen and Dyrholm and supporting turns from Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares, THE COMMUNE is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations.

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Math Genius Driven To Share His Gift (Nov. 2016)

November 1, 2016

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ screens November 22, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Genius can grow anywhere, and for a self-taught man in rural India who understood math in groundbreaking detail, a transplant to Cambridge University in England was the key to sharing his discoveries with the world. On November 22, 2016 Films by the Falls rounds out their fall season with The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biographical account of the great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, and the time he spent on the famous Trinity College campus with Professor G. H. Hardy, portrayed by Jeremy Irons.

hero_the-man-who-knew-infinity-2016Screenwriter and director Matthew Brown spent nearly 10 years working to bring the project to life; and the cast and crew collaborated passionately to make the best out of their small budget. Patel himself was a big part of the behind the scene work. Says Brown, “He’s been a real partner with me on this film, I would have been lost without Dev.” The Man Who Knew Infinity had its world premiere gala presentation at last year’s TIFF festival.

Tickets for ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on November 22, 2016 or in advance starting November 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available only at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

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A Love Letter to Meddling Mothers (Oct. 2016)

October 4, 2016

‘The Meddler’ screens October 25, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

 

When mothering meets texting, watch out for new heights of meddling! Films by the Falls’ October movie is the comedy-drama “The Meddler”, starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as a mother and daughter struggling to find peace in a relationship that’s gone technical. “I’m an unapologetic meddler,” says Sarandon, whose ability to relate to her character shows in her masterful performance as Marnie, the new owner of an iPhone who moves to L.A. to be closer to her single daughter.

v2“The Meddler” was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and closely mirrors her own experience. “Of course, it’s about a mom that can drive you crazy sometimes by caring too much, but it’s also about what she’s doing when you’re not calling her back” Scafaria says. All of mom’s caring energy needs to go somewhere, and audiences will be delighted to see what new paths are forged by Marnie’s redirected meddling.

Tickets for ‘The Meddler’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on October 25, 2016 or in advance starting October 11th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

 

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Fenelon Says Goodbye to KLFC Founding Chair (Sept. 2016)

September 20, 2016

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a heart- felt thank you, Kathryn

Kathryn Rogers, founding Chair of KLFC and spark behind Films by the Falls initial creation and ongoing success, is moving away from the area and alas must step down from her role on the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit. Kathryn’s reign will end after the screening of Dark Horse on September 27th. As part of her final duties Kathryn will introduce Colleen Jenkinson as the next Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit.

Thank You, Kathryn! Your vision and leadership have helped propel the social and cultural life of Fenelon Falls to new heights. You will be greatly missed. The KLFC team, along with the residents of Fenelon Falls, wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavours and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you’ve done while living among us.

www.filmsbythefalls.com

Films by the Falls is Back (Sept. 2016)

September 5, 2016
Breaking Social Barriers On Horseback
‘Dark Horse’ screens September 27, 2016 in Fenelon Falls
 
Sept FbtF 2016 Slide 680 x 300Films by the Falls is back for its 3rd season on September 27, 2016 with ‘Dark Horse’, a stirring documentary based on the true story of a race horse and his unlikely owners. A former mining village in Wales is the home of a group of working class friends who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Success on the track takes a devastating turn when the horse suffers a near fatal accident. Willed back to health by the love of his owners, the ‘Dark Horse’ becomes a source of inspiration as he once again takes his place on the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
 
Don’t miss the pre-show themed party planned as the kick off to the 2016/2017 Films by the Falls season. Starting at 6:30 pm on September 27th join us for a fun and entertaining event which will focus on the fascinating world of horse racing. Bring your camera or have your phone ready… snap your family and friends as they pretend to be a jockey with the help of a special prop. Come prepared to say hello to an actual race horse and hear the owner talk about what it’s like to be a part of the horse racing world. Special guest Kate Romanenko will speak about barefoot horse racing. Refreshments will be on hand to celebrate the first film screening of the fall, including popcorn courtesy of Ken House.
 
New this season is our redesigned website www.filmsbythefalls.com. Sign up for the newsletter, check out the archive of past films or take a gander at our wonderful sponsors who along with a dedicated group of volunteers make this initiative possible. KLFC will bid a fond farewell to Kathryn Rogers, the current and founding Chair of KLFC, who is stepping down after the screening of ‘Dark Horse’. Kathryn will welcome Colleen Jenkinson as the next Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit.
 
Tickets for ‘Dark Horse’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on September 27, 2016 or in advance starting September 13th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available at the door and at Sweet Bottoms Coffee. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.
 
About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 
 
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 
 

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Tomlin Inspires First Starring Role in 27 Years (May 2016)

May 9, 2016
‘Grandma’ screens May 31, 2016 in Fenelon Falls
 
Can you believe it’s been 27 years since Lily Tomlin has had a starring role in a film? Bringing Tomlin back to the forefront is her performance as Elle in ‘Grandma’, a comedy-drama written and directed by Paul Weitz, being shown by Films by the Falls on May 31st at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School. Tomlin’s own personality helped to form the character she ends up playing in the film. While working with Weitz on his 2013 film ‘Admission’ starring Tina Fey, a story Weitz had been trying to sharpen up finally came Grandma Still 2into focus. Says Weitz “After meeting Lily, the voice and the character really clicked… I had a lot of it worked out in my head, and then I just went to a coffee shop and wrote it longhand.” Collaboration between the two didn’t stop there; Tomlin’s own 1955 Dodge Royal was used in the film as her character’s car.
 
The plot in ‘Grandma’ takes place over a single day and captures the events of Elle (Tomlin) and her granddaughter Sage (Julia Gardner) as they hunt for the emergency funds Sage asks for when she shows up unannounced on her grandmother’s doorstep. The comedy pedigree of director Paul Weitz mixes expertly with his poignant insights into family relationships as his two female leads spend the day visiting a past that’s never too far behind. Although the movie can be considered short at 80 minutes, the story grabs hold and packs a punch without wasting any time.  
 
Tickets for ‘Grandma’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on May 31, 2016 or in advance starting May 10th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies – valid during the Fall 2016 season as well – available at the door on May 31, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.
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About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 
 

Brazilian Movie Translates Family Dynamics (Apr. 2016)

April 11, 2016

‘The Second Mother’ screens April 26, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Still 2Having worked as a nanny and being a mother herself, writer and director Anna Muylaert knew she had an intimate story worth bringing to the silver screen. Muylaert waited until she was mature enough to tackle the heavy social issues contained in The Second Mother, screening April 26th at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School, with humour and levity. Four drafts and a decade later production began and lasted about 9 months, a fitting incubation period for a cinematic tome about transplanted parenting. Centering around the dynamics of two families, The Second Mother focuses primarily on Val, a nanny and mother figure to the only child of her employers and the birth mother to another child she left behind in order to find work in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“Muylaert’s film is an effervescent comic drama that delights in the disruption of traditional upstairs/downstairs dynamics” says Julian Carrington of the Globe and Mail. When Val’s daughter Jessica comes to the big Brazilian city to live with her Mother for the first time in 13 years social order is flipped on its head. Jessica’s frankness and candor is not easily ignored and lasting changes are waiting around the corner for everyone in the house.

Tickets for ‘The Second Mother’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on April 26, 2016 or in advance starting April 12th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies – available at the door on April 26, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

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Blacklist This Drama At Your Own Risk (Mar. 2016)

February 29, 2016

‘Trumbo’ screens March 29, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is screening Trumbo this month, a feature starring Bryan Cranston, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor whose performance in this movie garnered him a Best Actor nomination at this years Academy Awards. Titled after Cranston’s character, Trumbo will show at 7:30 pm on March 29, 2016 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School. A stellar cast, including Diane Lane and Helen Mirren, round out this true story based on the blacklisting of communist sympathizers in a pointed quest by the US government to rid American movies of communist influences in Hollywood in the 1940s. Cameron Bailey of TIFF says Trumbo is “a gripping drama that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in Hollywood history”.

Still 1Dalton Trumbo was a screen writer with popular movies under his belt but unpopular views in a post-WWII America. He and 9 other men, dubbed the Hollywood Ten, were subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 and eventually, with about 300 others, were barred from working in Hollywood altogether. Not to be stopped, Trumbo turned subversive and wrote thirty scripts under borrowed names while exiled with his family in Mexico. Two of those scripts, Roman Holiday (1953) and The Brave One (1956) won oscars for Best Screenwriting, although they were not credited to Trumbo until many decades later. In the 1960s Kirk Douglas outed Trumbo as the true author of Spartacus which is cited as the beginning of the end of the blacklist era in Hollywood.

Tickets for Trumbo cost $10 each and will be available at the door on March 29, 2016 or in advance starting March 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. The season pass is back! Each pass is $25 for 3 movies – available only at the door on March 29, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

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Sponsor Showcase at Movie Night (Mar. 2016)

February 29, 2016

FbtF Sponsor Night 2016

A big shout out to our generous sponsors who attended the Films by the Falls Sponsors’ Fair before the February screening of “Learning to Drive”.

There was piano music from Peter Witt of Fenelon Falls Real Estate, delicious cheese appetizers from Sobey’s, fabulous mocktails from Jardine’s Funeral Home and wonderful fashions from the Kawartha Store.

Gift bags from Castle Keep Retirement and door prizes from The Butterfly Boutique rounded out the evening. Thanks to our enthusiastic sponsors for helping to make Films by the Falls a great night out to see a heart warming movie and to socialize with friends and neighbours in a cocktail party atmosphere while surrounded by the latest fashions in clothing and shoes!
Films by the Falls next film is TRUMBO screening March 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Fenelon Falls Secondary School.  Visit www.filmsbythefalls.com for more details.

A Lesson in Film Editing By Nick Taylor (Feb. 2015)

February 15, 2016

The editor of Al Purdy Was Here attended Q&A interview with Fenelon’s own Kathryn Rogers, of KLFC.

KLFC's Kathryn Rogers with Nick Taylor January 26, 2016 Fenelon Falls

Photo Credit: Brian Markle

It was with great excitement that KLFC welcomed Nick Taylor to Films by the Falls’ January screening of the movie Al Purdy Was Here on January 26, 2016. As the film’s editor Nick shared behind-the-scenes stories of how the film came together after editing over 60 hours of footage down to a 90 minute story. The edits had to include three major components: the story of Al Purdy’s life, the current effort to restore his A-frame house on Roblin Lake, Prince Edward County into an artist’s retreat and the reminiscences, readings and songs from the many musicians, poets and authors who were inspired or mentored by Purdy.

Audience members heard about the inspiration for the film which came from director Brian D. Johnson’s wife, Marni Jackson, who became involved in the efforts to restore the A-frame house near Ameliasberg. Brian had just retired from his job as a film critic for Maclean’s magazine and Marni convinced him directing the movie was a worthwhile first retirement project.

Nick also explained the process of film editing and how he decides on what to keep in the film and what to leave on the editing floor. Audience members had an opportunity to ask their own questions which led to some interesting discussions. Nick Taylor’s other film editing credits include the documentary Know Your Mushrooms (2008) and the television series Big Brother Canada (2015) and Top Chef Canada (2011-14).

Films by the Falls’ February movie is ‘Learning To Drive’ which will screen at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School (66 Lindsay St.) on February 23, 2016. KLFC has organized a Sponsors’ Fair which will commence at 6:30 pm with food, drink and more. Movie starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door on February 23, 2016 or in advance starting February 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies – available only at the door on February 23, 2016. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 

Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 

 

Films By the Falls Receives Another Honour (Feb. 2016)

February 15, 2016

FIlmsAwardKawartha Lakes Film Circuit (KLFC) and Films by the Falls are honoured once again for the amazing work they are doing with their project in bringing films to the community of Fenelon Falls.

M.P.P Laurie Scott attended the last feature and presented KLFC with a congratulatory message on its recent success at the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit Achievement Awards. KLFC was honored with the award for Best Special Event for its first anniversary celebration held in March 2015.

M.P.P. Scott conveyed her congratulations on behalf of the Province of Ontario and wished KLFC continued success in its efforts to bring the best of Canadian and international films to Fenelon Falls.

 

 

Visit www.filmsbythefalls.com for information on upcoming movies, shown on the last Tuesday of the month from Jan to May and Sep to Nov at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School.

Life Lessons From Behind The Wheel (Feb. 2016)

February 1, 2016

LearningToDrive-1‘Learning To Drive’ screens February 23, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is excited to bring a coming of (middle) age, feel-good comedy to the screen of Fenelon Falls Secondary School on February 23, 2016. Fenelon’s film series continues it’s winter/spring 2016 season with a movie about determination, commitment and discovery. Patricia Clarkson stars as Wendy, a self-obsessed book editor who finds herself abandoned by her husband for a younger woman, alone, bitter, and in need of a way to drive herself to visit her daughter’s school in Vermont. In Wendy’s pursuit of self-sufficiency she hires a driving instructor; enter the wise and patient Darwan, played expertly by Ben Kingsley, an immigrant from India with private concerns about the arranged marriage he is about to enter into.

Director Isabel Coixet’s film has homed in on the communication of every day life and how those communicated details build and define a person’s character. Films by the Falls’ February choice is a movie with charm and grace served up as lessons on how to observe the world around you as you drive yourself to wherever it is you want to go. Learning To Drive will entertain anyone who’s put their life back together after something failed, which chances are, is each one of us.

KLFC is excited to announce they are organizing a Sponsors’ Fair between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm on February 23rd for audience members to sample the products and services of the local businesses who generously support Films by the Falls. There will be food, drink, wandering fashion models and more! This is a great opportunity to meet KLFC’s wonderful sponsors while mingling with friends and neighbours before the show.

Tickets for Learning To Drive cost $10 and will be available at the door on February 23, 2016 or in advance starting February 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. The season pass is back! Each pass is $25 for 3 movies – available only at the door on February 23, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About the movie:​ For more information visit www.learningtodrivemovie.com

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About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

You Don’t Need To Like Math To Love This Movie (Nov. 2015)

November 8, 2015

A Brilliant Young Mind screens November 24, 2015 in Fenelon Falls

 

BrilliantYoungMindAs the weather continues to cool outside (against many of our collective wishes) there’s a movie screening in Fenelon Falls on November 24, 2015 that will surely warm your heart. A Brilliant Young Mind follows teenage math prodigy Nathan Ellis as he heads to Taiwan with his fellow British squad-mates to prepare for the upcoming International Mathematics Olympiad. Not your average kids, not your average love story; but as socially awkward as Nathan is, love still resonates with him when he meets a girl on a rival team. Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) stars as the brilliant young mind himself with Sally Hawkins as his mother and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) as the influential teacher who at times ends up learning a lesson or two from his student. Director Morgan Matthews’ previous experience could not have been better suited for this endeavour – in 2007 he directed a documentary entitled “Beautiful Young Minds” about a group of students preparing for the IMO. A Brilliant Young Mind will show at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School and marks the last movie screening of the year for Films by the Falls (back in January, 2016).

About the movie: This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher… and the unfathomable experience of first love – even when you don’t understand what love is. (C) Pinnacle Films. This film is rated PG. For more information visit http://tiff.net/filmcircuit/film/2558

Tickets for ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ are $10 and will be available at the door on November 24, 2015 or in advance starting November 10th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December).

FBTF Poster 2015-11 A Brilliant Young Mind

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF’s Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Founded in 1989, Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is TIFF’s (Toronto International Film Festival) successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Visit www.filmsbythefalls.com for more information.

KLFC Walking 500 Miles to Bring Proclaimers Musical to Fenelon Falls

May 11, 2015
Films by the Falls Presents “Sunshine on Leith” on May 26th
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Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) presents “Sunshine on Leith”, a toe tappin’ and seat dancing musical, based on the award wining theatre production of the same name, at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Starring Peter Mullan, Antonia Thomas, Jason Flemyng, and based on the music of the Scottish band The Proclaimers, this film was hailed as “…the best jukebox musical to come around in ages…” by David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews.
 
About the movie: “This film is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers” – TIFF.  Rated PG.
 
Tickets for ‘Sunshine On Leith’ will go on sale May 12, 2015 at Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), and Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) in Fenelon Falls and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets cost $10 and will also be available at the door.  This screening marks the end of the current season for Films by the Falls.  The Fall season will commence in September 2015.
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Congratulations On A Year Of Success – Films by the Falls (Mar 2015)

March 16, 2015

Films by the Falls throws a 1st Year Anniversary Party!

March 31st ticket holders are in for an extra fun night

Slide16The screening of Land Ho! on March 31, 2015 at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School marks the 1st Anniversary for Films by the Falls, the film series organized by Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit (KLFC), a volunteer based, not-for-profit organization which began screening TIFF films in Fenelon Falls in March of last year. Their mission is to offer local residents of Fenelon Falls the opportunity to ‘experience the world through film’ and they have delivered, showing 6 critically acclaimed movies in 2014 along with the 5 films of the current spring season.

Supported by local businesses and the town of Fenelon Falls, strong community ties are very important to KLFC. Films by the Falls has partnered with Fenelon Falls Secondary School to facilitate the screenings, offering students a venue to show their work. KLFC donates every Blue-Ray Disc purchased to the Fenelon Falls Library and the KLFC committee and volunteers all live and work in the Kawartha Lakes. Without people to watch the movies, Films by the Falls wouldn’t be the success it is. This anniversary is something we can all be proud of.

In honour of the occasion KLFC organizers are planning some special touches for their March 31st audience to enjoy before the film. Grade 10 students will once again provide appetizers which is sure to excite anyone who attended last year’s opening ‘gala’. How much do you know about Kinmount’s connection to Iceland? We will learn more on March 31st as we explore the film’s nordic setting and celebrate our own local history. Doors will open early, at 6 PM, to allot extra time for these events and more.

March 2015 Poster - Land Ho!Tickets for ‘Land Ho!’ go on today and are available in Fenelon Falls at Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), and Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets cost $10 and will also be available at the door. Season Passes will be available for sale – each pass is $25 for 3 movies, a savings of $5. Although dates are subject to change, movies are planned for the last Tuesday of each month. This season runs until May.

For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com

 

Come Party With These Guys (Mar. 2015)

March 2, 2015

Announcing March’s Film – Land Ho!

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FENELON FALLS, ON – Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit audiences will go on an Icelandic road trip this March, when they screen the buddy flick Land Ho! at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School on March 31, 2015.  Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is excited to bring this inspiring journey to their audience.

Back when they were brothers-in-law, married to two sisters, MITCH (Earl Lynn Nelson) and COLIN (Paul Eenhorn) were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin’s wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can’t quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland—just the ticket to perk up a pair who have endured their share of disappointments but still have a spirit of adventure in them… more

Tickets for ‘Land Ho!’ go on sale March 17, 2015 in Fenelon Falls include Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), and Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets cost $10 and will also be available at the door.  Season Passes will be available for sale – each pass is $25 for 3 movies, a savings of $5. Although dates are subject to change, movies are planned for the last Tuesday of each month.  This season runs until May.

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Dance Party in Fenelon Falls!

February 2, 2015

Films by the Falls audience boogies down after inspirational movie

Photo Credit: Shannon Bain

Photo Credit: Shannon Bain

FENELON FALLS, ON – Inspired by a toe-tapping soundtrack and a success-against-all-odds true story, the audience members at the January 27th Films by the Falls screening of ‘Pride’ got on their feet and danced their way out the door! Organizers had a hunch it wouldn’t take much convincing to persuade guests to swing their hips after watching such an uplifting and joyful film about social change.   Once the credits rolled, the lights came up and the speakers let out a thumping disco beat, as Slyvester’s 1978 song “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” came up on the screen.

To celebrate the dance party KLFC put together a short video featuring still shots of the dancing audience and Slyvester’s official music video. “Creating special moments like these for the people who spend their leisure time supporting our local culture is very important to us” says Kathryn Rogers, Chair of KLFC. If smiling faces are any indication this was a special moment indeed. Watch the video online by clicking here.

Set in the not so distant past of 1984 England, ‘Pride’ is the story of the Lesbians’ and Gay Men Support the Miners group (LGSM) which was founded by Mark Aston after he identified with the bullying that the striking miners faced. LGSM started a fundraising relationship with a mining town in Wales where they faced rejection, prejudice and judgment. Determined to help regardless of these issues, the two unlikely groups found support, friendship and solidarity in each other. The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit donates the Blu-Ray DVD to the City of Kawartha Lakes Library Services after each screening so residents are able to enjoy ‘Pride’ for free with their library card.

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 A Force Of Nature To Hit Fenelon Falls on February 24th

January 31, 2015

FILMS BY THE FALLS series continues with ‘FORCE MAJEURE’

Force Majeure still 1 FENELON FALLS, ON – Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit announces an avalanche is coming to Fenelon Falls in February as the film ‘Force Majeure’ is to be screened on February 24, 2015. A different look at a familiar force of nature to residents in the Kawartha Lakes, ‘Force Majeure’ is set on a French mountain and features a family’s actions when the snow tumbles ferociously around them. Described by Magnolia Films as a ‘wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama’, Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is excited to bring this visually stunning movie to their audience.

“A critical hit at this year’s Cannes, the new film from Ruben Östlund confirms the Swedish director as one of the most daring and audacious filmmakers to emerge in the last decade. On a family skiing vacation in the French Alps, Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are enjoying lunch with their two children, when the sudden, shocking threat of an avalanche prompts an impulsive — and perhaps unforgivable — reaction from Tomas.” says Peter Debruge, Variety, 2014. The film will be screened in the auditorium of Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 66 Lindsay St. Doors open at 6:30 pm; feature presentation at 7:30 pm.Force Majeure still 2

Tickets for ‘Force Majeure’ go on sale February 10, 2015 in Fenelon Falls include Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), and Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets cost $10 and will also be available at the door. Season Passes will be available for sale at the February 24 and March 31, 2015 screenings. Each pass is $25 for 3 movies, a savings of $5. Although dates are subject to change, movies are planned for the last Tuesday of each month. This season runs from January to May.

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FILMS BY THE FALLS announces ‘PRIDE’ as January Film (Jan. 2015)

January 5, 2015

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FENELON FALLS, ON – The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit has announced the first film of 2015 as the Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) series continues this year with 5 amazing movies, screening each month from January to May. The season begins on January 27th with Pride, a film from the UK, which tells the true story of an unlikely alliance. “In 1984 Britain, a ragtag band of activists from London’s queer community form an unlikely, anti-Thatcherite alliance with striking Welsh miners, in this hilarious and inspirational comedy-drama.” Says Cameron Bailey of the Toronto International Film Festival.PRIDE

“By 1984, new-wave music had taken over the clubs, Thatcher’s government was battling mining unions, and London’s queer communities were perfecting artful activism. Into that mix walks Mark (Ben Schnetzer). Out, proud, and always ready for a righteous battle, he can’t accept that any one form of oppression should outrank another… But do the miners want this kind of support?” continues Bailey. KLFC is excited to bring this illustration of recent history to Fenelon with a movie that tells an important tale of transformation.

The season pass is back! Movie buffs can save if they know they’d like to attend at least 3 movies this season. Each pass is $25 for 3 movies. Although dates are subject to change, movies are planned for the last Tuesday of each month. This season runs from January to May. The season pass will be available at the door on January 27th and at the screenings in February and March. Single tickets will be available starting Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at selected retailers in downtown Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. Cost is $10 per person. Ticket pride still 2locations in Fenelon Falls include Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), and Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets will also be available at the door. The film will be screened in the auditorium of Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 66 Lindsay St. Doors open at 6:30 pm; feature presentation at 7:30 pm.

 

For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com

Indian Dishes Served Up In The Lunchbox (Nov 2014)

November 11, 2014

November’s Films by the Falls movie is a delicious choice

by Shannon Bain

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The Lunchbox, shot in Mumbai, India, takes place in a setting that is a stark contrast to Fenelon Falls. With over 18 million people populating the city, can you imagine the rush at lunch time?  Playing a major role in The Lunchbox is the incredible system of dabbawallahs who deliver hot lunches to the office workers of Mumbai.  Using a combination of bikes, carts, trays balanced on heads, and trains, individual lunchboxes are transported through the city from home kitchens to office desks every weekday like clockwork.

Part of this fascinating system is the use of labels which make it possible to corral the lunchboxes back to their proper distribution point, but after that the Dabbawallahs return each lunchbox to the correct apartment by memory alone.

Drawing interest from around the world for it’s accuracy and efficiency, the system has also been studied by Harvard Business School professors including Stefan Thomke.

“Their secret is the system,” says Thomke. “This system is a very complicated dance of many, many elements, including the railway system in Mumbai. The dabbawallah rely on the train to deliver the lunchboxes around the city. [The railway] sort of helps them in unexpected ways. It synchronizes the system because in Mumbai the railway is one of the few things that always runs on time. It forces the entire organization to run according to a rhythm,” he says. [*]

“We take great pride in ensuring delivery even against great odds: We worked through the floods in 2005 and the terrorist attack on Mumbai in November 2008 when most of the city had come to a standstill,” said Vitthal Sawant, a 34-year-old dabbawala who has delivered lunches for more than 15 years. [*]

At turns funny, touching and tasty, The Lunchbox is a film about unexpected connection when the world feels lonely.  Food fuels an unlikely relationship with profound consequences.  The Lunchbox is the last film of the year from Films by the Falls but movies start again in January 2015.  A new film is screened on the last Tuesday of each month from January to May 2015. Show starts at 7:30 pm (come early for the best seats, and bring a cushion!) Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets at $10, available at the door. Visit www.filmsbythefalls.comNov 2014 Poster - The Lunchbox

True Story Explores Revenge in Film Based on POW Memoir (Oct. 2014)

October 13, 2014

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Screening October 28, 2014 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, based on the memoir by Eric Lomax.

Films by the Falls continues it’s fall season with The Railway Man, a British-Australian production based on the autobiography of the same name, by Eric Lomax.  Lomax was a POW during World War II, captured by the Japanese in Singapore.  A riveting story of the effects of torture, revenge and the dark side of humanity. Lomax, played by Colin Firth is supported by his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) and best friend Finlay (Stellan Skarsgard).  Directed by Jonathan Teplizky.

ABOUT THE RAILWAY MAN: Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. (c) Weinstein

From Christy LemireRogerEbert.com: Austere and old-fashioned almost to a fault, “The Railway Man” offers tastefully safe treatment of a horrific subject: the torture of a British Army officer at a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.

Director Jonathan Teplitzky’s film remains respectable and restrained until the very end—but the performances are so strong and the ultimate catharsis that occurs is so palpable that it sneaks up on you with an unexpected emotional wallop. This is a true story—or as true as a feature film about anyone’s life can be—and it’s one that’s worth telling, with an angle on World War II that movies don’t offer very often.

What’s not surprising is the subtlety Colin Firth finds in playing Eric Lomax, whose autobiography inspired “The Railway Man.” (Frank Cottrell Boyce andAndy Paterson co-wrote the screenplay.) Playing Lomax as a shell of his former self decades after his imprisonment, Firth is both quietly distracted and fitfully tormented. Throughout his career, Firth repeatedly has proven himself to be a master at steadily revealing his characters, and the way his Lomax eventually reclaims his identity before enjoying some redemption is gently stirring.  FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE.

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Films by the Falls Introduces Fall Season Pass (Sept 2014)

September 14, 2014

on sale at the box office for the first screening of Fall 2014

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Movie buffs can save on ticket prices if they purchase the Fall Season Pass for Films by the Falls, on sale at the screening of The Grand Seduction, September 30, 2014 at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School.  The season includes 3 movies (September 30, October 28, November 25).

FENELON FALLS, ON  –  The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit kicks off the Fall season of their series Films by the Falls with a screening of The Grand Seduction, September 30, 2014 at Fenelon Fall Secondary School. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch and shot in Newfoundland, this comedy about a fishing village and their courting of a new doctor will be a Canadian affair, showcasing the stunning vistas of Canada’s east coast and directed by Toronto’s own Don McKellar. New this year a Fall Season Pass so movie buffs can save $5 if they know they’d like to attend the entire season.  Each pass is $25 for 3 movies: The Grand Seduction on September 30, The Railway Man on October 28 and The Lunchbox on November 25. Available at the door on September 30th (cash only).

“The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit team has worked really hard to present a selection of films that will please our audience. We can’t wait to share them with you!” says Kathryn Rogers, Chair of Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit.  Kathryn goes on to explain that Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in The Railway Man, a British-Australian made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, which will screen on October 28 and on November 25 The Lunchbox, a film about connection and the fascinating lunchbox delivery system in Mumbai, will bring an exotic flavour to the line-up.

Available only on September 30 – Fall Season Pass! – 3 movies for $25, a savings of $5! (cash only)  Single tickets will be available starting Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at selected retailers in downtown Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon.  Cost is $10 per person. Ticket locations in Fenelon Falls include Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and Stokes on Trent (8 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets will also be available at the door.  The film will be screened in the auditorium of Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 66 Lindsay St.  Doors open at 6:30 pm; feature presentation at 7:30 pm. 

Here is the full line up of movie screenings:

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

The Grand Seduction

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban; Directed by Don McKellar

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

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OCTOBER 28

The Railway Man

Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard; Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax.

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During World War II, Eric Lomax (Irvine) is a British officer who is captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent to a Japanese POW camp, where he is forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railwaynorth of the Malay Peninsula. During his time in the camp, Lomax is tortured by the Kempetai for building a radio from spare parts. Years later and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, with the help of his wife Patti (Kidman) and best friend Finlay (Skarsgård), Lomax (Firth) decides to find and confront one of his captors who had escaped prosecution as a war criminal. He returns to the scene of his torture after he has tracked down Japanese officer Takashi Nagase (Sanada) “in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate”

 

NOVEMBER 25

The Lunchbox

Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Directed by Ritesh Batra

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A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

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FILMS BY THE FALLS presents “LE WEEK-END” (May, 2014)

May 7, 2014

 

MAY 27th 2014 at the FENELON FALLS SECONDARY SCHOOL

The drama Le Week-End will round out the Spring series of Films by the Falls

FENELON FALLS, ON  – The Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit (KLFC) announces today the final screening choice in the first film series of Films by the Falls. Le Week-End, starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum, will be shown on May 27th, 2014 in the auditorium of the Fenelon Falls Secondary School in downtown Fenelon Falls.

“We’ve had two great screenings so far in our first Films by the Falls mini-series.  Our local people have really turned out to support us.” says Kathryn Rogers, Chair of Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit, “Our last film, Le Week-End, will give us all a serious laugh before we break for the summer.  Thanks to the support we’ve received from the community we will most certainly be back with more movies in Fenelon Falls.  We are excited to start our first full season this September.”le week-end postercard

Le Week-End (leweekend-movie.com) is a dramatic comedy about a couple’s marriage put to the test while on a second honeymoon in Paris.

From Music Box Fims: In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box Films

DISCLAIMER: COARSE LANGUAGE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE. This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at selected retailers in downtown Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon.  Ticket locations in Fenelon Falls include Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St.), The Kawartha Store (30 Colborne St.), Salon 31 (31 Colborne St.) and Stokes on Trent (8 Colborne St.) and in Bobcaygeon at My Favourite Things (10 King St. East). Tickets will also be available at the door.  The film will be screened in the auditorium of Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 66 Lindsay St.  Doors open at 6:30 pm; feature presentation at 7:30 pm.  Cost is $10 per person.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF’s Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is a film series focused and centered in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Founded in 1989, Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is TIFF’s (Toronto International Film Festival) successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

 

FILMS BY THE FALLS – TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – UNFINISHED SONG – APRIL 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

The next Films by the Falls selection will be screened at Fenelon Falls Secondary School. Tickets available at numerous retailers around Fenelon Falls.

UNFINISHED SONG is the funny and uplifting story of Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeon old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). This unexpected friendship and his discovery of music revitalizes Arthur’s passion for new adventures and shows us all life should be celebrated at any age. (c) Weinstein

Film by the Falls’ Spring Series continues with Unfinished Song

April 14, 2014

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By Shannon Bain

 

Films by the Falls April presentation of Unfinished Song brings to Fenelon Falls a character driven and humorous drama about finding joy in the unexpected, and the possibility of change at any age. The movie is much more than the sum of its parts due mainly to the leading actors; Terence Stamp, who plays dour and curmudgeonly Arthur, and Vanessa Redgrave, who plays his optimistic wife Marion. He is a classically stubborn grump stuck in his ways while she is on a carpe diem mission to find happiness in every moment.

 

The story focuses on the marriage between Arthur and Marion, and their relationship to their son.  Also central to the movie is the community choir that Marion belongs too.  As her character deals with a devastating illness, Marion finds strength in her voice through song.  Singing songs like ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ and ‘Love Shack’ this is certainly not your average choir and Arthur’s negative vibe is strongly contrasted with this group of upbeat toe-tappers.

 

Uplifting and poignant, Unfinished Song is sure to bring laughter, tears and a live-in-the-moment philosophy to viewers in Fenelon Falls.  Tickets are on sale now; $10 each.  The movie will play at 7:30 pm at Fenelon Falls Secondary School on April 29, 2014.

 

Ticket’s are available in Fenelon Falls at Sweet Bottoms Coffee, The Kawartha Store, Stokes on Trent and Salon 31; in Bobcaygeon tickets are available at My Favourite Things.

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A New Focus: Shannon Peters Bain DESIGN+PHOTOGRAPHY

April 14, 2014

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If you need help sharpening your image, there’s a local freelance graphic artist that can help you out.

Shannon Peters Bain moved to the Burnt River area in 2012 and within the year had found her way on to the board of the local horticultural society.  Shannon credits the encouragement she received from her fellow members, after designing and editing the newly resurrected newsletter Backyard Buzz, as a turning point in her career.  Always the go-to gal at the office for any formatting, presentations or media content, Shannon started focusing on work as a graphic designer, photographer and media consultant.

“I have been taking pictures since I first held a Pentax manual camera in grade 9 and graphic art has been a lovely by-product of learning how to manipulate digital images.  Designing isn’t new to me, but this level of job satisfaction certainly is!” says Shannon.  Helping her clients and collaborators express their message or ideas in a “clean, fresh + eye pleasingly chic” way is the ultimate goal for every project.  In a world where many of our belongings are produced for mass consumption, Shannon loves to help clients create true one-of-a-kind gifts or graphics.  A recent collaboration to create a fine art photography coffee table book of a beloved cottage was a special project for Shannon.   “Capturing life as it exists today, for those who want to remember it for years to come, is a perk of facilitating the creativity in all of us.”

Need help with wedding invitations?  Family portraits? Custom superhero books starring your favourite little kid(s)? Need a website or a logo? or a Truly You Christmas card design? Check out www.shannonpetersbain.com for Shannon’s portfolio.  If there’s a project you’d like to collaborate on email Shannon at shannonpetersbain@gmail.com

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Film by the Falls’ Spring Series continues with Unfinished Song

April 13, 2014

UNFINISHED song

By Shannon Bain

 

Films by the Falls April presentation of Unfinished Song brings to Fenelon Falls a character driven and humorous drama about finding joy in the unexpected, and the possibility of change at any age. The movie is much more than the sum of its parts due mainly to the leading actors; Terence Stamp, who plays dour and curmudgeonly Arthur and Vanessa Redgrave, who plays his optimistic wife Marion. He is a classically stubborn grump stuck in his ways while she is on a carpe diem mission to find happiness in every moment.

 

The story focuses on the marriage between Arthur and Marion, and their relationship to their son.  Also central to the movie is the community choir that Marion belongs too.  As her character deals with a devastating illness, Marion finds strength in her voice through song.  Singing songs like ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ and ‘Love Shack’ this is certainly not your average choir and Arthur’s negative vibe is strongly contrasted with this group of upbeat toe-tappers.

 

Uplifting and poignant, Unfinished Song is sure to bring laughter, tears and a live-in-the-moment philosophy to viewers in Fenelon Falls.  Tickets are on sale now; $10 each.  The movie will play at 7:30 pm at Fenelon Falls Secondary School on April 29, 2014.

 

Ticket’s are available in Fenelon Falls at Sweet Bottoms Coffee, The Kawartha Store, Stokes on Trent and Salon 31; in Bobcaygeon tickets are available at My Favourite Things.

For more information view the calendar entry for this event here

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A Red Carpet Affair! Opening Night at the Movies – Films by the Falls

March 31, 2014

 

20 Feet From Stardom screened March 25th at Fenelon falls Secondary School

 

DSC_0037DSC_0034The penguin appetizers weren’t the only ones wearing formal attire at last Tuesday’s Opening Night at the Movies organized by Films by the Falls (Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit).  It was a true red carpet affair.

DSC_0016Ticket holders showed up despite the blistery March weather and were greeted at the doors of Fenelon Falls Secondary School by some handsome fellows.  Some thought the advice to ‘follow the red carpet’ was in jest, but when attendants turned the corner to head down to the gym-turned-theatre they were treated to an authentic red carpet walk!

 

The real stars of the night were the Fenelon Falls Secondary School hospitality class students who created and prepared unbelievably sumptuous sweet and savoury appetizers for all to enjoy.DSC_0051 DSC_0052

Kathryn Rogers, Chair of Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit, spoke before the film and thanked the school, the local sponsors of Films by the Falls and the audience for the support they have received.

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After viewing the heart-pumping, rapid water adventures of Sam Dickie in his award winning short film The Game of Huck, the audience was eager to view the feature presentation.  Having just won the Oscar for best feature documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom was a fantastic look at the story behind some of the voices we have heard in the background of our favourite classic songs.  Films by the Falls has donated the DVD copy of the movie to the City of Kawartha Lakes Library; ask your local librarian for details.

 

Unfinished Song starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave was announced to be the next film in the Film by the Falls series.   The movie will show Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Fenelon Falls Secondary School.  Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at selected retailers starting April 8th.DSC_0103 DSC_0085

 

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