Okanagan Screen Arts film a coming of age surfer drama

Breath screens Nov. 12 at the Vernon Towne Cinema

Bonnie Anderson

Special to The Morning Star

Breath is being played at the Vernon Towne Cinema Nov. 12 by the Okanagan Screen Arts Society.

This movie is based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s in coastal Australia that follows two teenage boys growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast who are eager for some excitement to spice up their ordinary lives.

The two boys form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older surfer and adventurer, Sando, (Simon Baker) who encourages them to extend themselves and to take risks that end up having a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

This film marks Baker’s filmmaker/directorial debut, with newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence as the teenagers Pikelet and Loonie in their breakthrough performances, along with stars Elizabeth Debicki and Richard Roxburgh.

Breath is a refreshingly original and wistful coming-of-age drama blending surfing, boyhood and surrender with a young man’s first romantic experience with a married older woman creating a film that makes these special moments soar. Breath is entirely about the journey, the solitude and the fear of an individual against the elements with undercurrents of male machismo reminiscent of Stand by Me sentimentality.

Baker successfully captures the hypnotic magnetism of the sea and the young and the experienced adventurous souls who are inexplicably drawn toward its dangers.

Show times are 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. A cash wine bar is on site. Enjoy a pre-show intro by resident filmmaker Matt McDowell and live music in the lobby before the early show courtesy of Les Copeland. Advance tickets are available at the Towne Cinema box office and Expressions of Time.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Lake Country mine makes way for industrial project

Council holds a special meeting to rezone property

Water floods Vernon skate park, playground

Polson Park remains closed following Tuesday storms

Lumby man gives back for Canada Day

Food packages given away to those living on the streets in Vernon

Fond farewell to retiring Vernon teachers

Special socially-distant ceremony thanks St. James teachers

Exploring the BX Ranch Trail near Vernon

There’s a new trail in town waiting for you to check out!… Continue reading

‘This year is unlike any other’: Trudeau delivers Canada day address

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Prime Minister release video celebrating the national holiday

Dog rescued from rocky ledge in Summerland

Penticton Search and Rescue members perform high angle rescue

PHOTOS: Dual rallies take over Legislature lawn on Canada Day

Resist Canada 153 highlighted colonization and genocide, Unify the People called COVID a hoax

Gov. General honours Canadians for bravery, volunteer service

Five categories of winners presented on Canada Day

COVID-19: Should non-medical masks be mandatory in Canada?

New poll shows Canadians are divided on the rules around mandatory masks

In photos and video: Colourful Canada Day parade rolls through Sicamous

Patriotic procession allows community to celebrate together while maintaining distance

Northbound lane of Coquihalla closed after vehicle incident near Hope

A northbound lane is closed just north of the Great Bear Snowshed, according to DriveBC

Two rescued from tipped sailboat in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna

The two men were quickly brought to shore by a marine rescue crew

Most Read