Rachel Weisz stars in The Whistle-Blower

Film Festival finds new home at the Tidemark Theatre

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its Fall 2011 season on Sept. 27

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its Fall 2011 season on Sept. 27.

In partnership with the Tidemark Theatre and the Toronto International Film Circuit, the Film Festival will now present its unique program of films on Tuesdays,  Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Fall 2011 season’s passes are on sale at The Travel Place (286-0681), 948 Island Highway.  The passes will sell for $45 and entitle the holder to five films plus a series of draws at each screening.  Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 each.

The directors of the festival hope that by moving to the larger Tidemark venue, more people will be able to enjoy the unique films and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the Tidemark as well.

Patrons can gather in the lobby after the movie for a glass of wine and an opportunity to discuss the movie of the night with friends and other movie-goers.

The festival is a successful partnership that was established 13 years ago with the Toronto International Film Festival film circuit.

The partnership allows the Campbell River group to book films and shorts directly from Toronto that would not normally make their way to Campbell River movie theatres.

The season begins with  The First Grader  on Sept. 27 followed by  Eco-Pirate: The Story Of Paul Watson on Oct. 11. On Oct. 25 it will be The Whistle-Blower. Festival organizers are awaiting confirmation of Oranges And Sunshine on Nov. 8.  The season finale will be on  Nov. 22 and they are hoping to get one of the films currently premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and that title will be announced when the season is underway.

The organizers want everyone to know that all the proceeds go directly back to our community.  Each year, bursaries and camera equipment are given out to local students and schools.  In previous years, the Festival has also put on bonus screenings that have helped to raise thousands of dollars to support various worthwhile programs in Campbell River.

So head down to The Travel Place to get your season’s passes before they sell out. For further information, please contact the CRFF at camrivff@gmail.com

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