Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec.
“Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec. Structuring the film around a series of family Christmas parties, Vallée relates the tale of Zac’s (Marc-André Grondin) gradual liberation from the strictures of Catholicism, French-Canadian patriarchy and heterosexual mores in hilarious (and definitely sensual) detail. Careening between lushly obscene fantasies in church, lusty, hard-rocking parties charged with misunderstood desire, and luridly dramatic clashes between an increasingly panicked Zac and his uncomprehending father (Michel Côté), C.R.A.Z.Y. evokes the frenzied sincerity of a young Martin Scorsese.” — Marc Glassman
Tickets: Free Screening! (part of TIFF Film Circuit’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.)
Stories of Robert Munsch adapted by Debbie Patterson
Produced by Project X Theatre
Directed by Mack Gordon
Starring Andrew Cooper, Randi Edmundson and Melissa Thomas
Get ready for fairy tales and time travel when Robert Munsch stories come to life on stage with the help of Professor Pim’s Time Machine! You’ll be beamed back into the past and forward into the future with lots of high-octane energy and loads of laughs. Experience three classic stories from Canada’s most beloved children’s author—The Paper Bag Princess, The Fire Station and David’s Father—plus two new favorites—Give Me Back My Dad! and It’s My Room!—all presented with larger-than-life, family-friendly fun for both the young and the young at heart.
Children’s performer Kiki the Eco Elf leads sing-alongs, interactive games and all kinds of high-energy good stuff for kids at this free show at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. “Proud to be a Screen Smart Event.”
Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Revelstoke Early Years Centre, Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee & the Revelstoke Child Care Society.
Free show. Tickets are available through the Revelstoke Child Care Society at Begbie View Elementary School. (Room 124-1001 Mackenzie Ave).
‘Revelstoke, A Kiss in the Wind’ tells the story of Angelo Conte, and highlights the immigrant story of Canada, and the Italian experience in Western Canada, and is a beautiful love story spanning generations.
“My great grandfather Angelo Conte died in an accident in 1915, while he was working on the construction of a railway tunnel in Canada. Nobody knew what had happened to him during his immigrant journey, until I discovered his letters to Anna, his young beloved wife. Thirty months before the accident, when Angelo left Italy, she was carrying his baby: my grandmother. Sadly, they never met again.
After reading Angelo’s letters, I decided to make his same journey, with the company of Irene, my girlfriend. We will go from Italy to Vancouver, Kamloops, the Selkirk Mountains and finally Revelstoke, where Angelo is buried. A grave nobody has visited in a hundred years.
Letter by letter we will discover his mystery, crossing paths with today’s immigrants, writers, historians and common citizens of the Canadian mosaic. Places, objects, encounters blend into a visual time-machine, helping me to bring Angelo back to life, and bring him back to Anna.” – Nicola Moruzzi, Director
A question and answer session with the director follows the film with displays and refreshments in the lobby.