Ellar Coltrane

Ellar Coltrane

Vernon Film Society screens six films in three nights

The Vernon Film Society's annual Fall Film Festival opens at the Vernon Towne Cinema Monday with Boyhood.

It’ll be three days of thought provoking film next week when the Vernon Film Society presents its 12th annual Fall Film Festival at the Vernon Towne Cinema.

The festival kicks off Monday, Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m. with director/writer Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a 12-year journey that chronicles the growth of a young boy from first grade through to entering college.

Joshua Rothkopf, of Time Out New York, called the film “unshakable, witty and deeply felt; a film that will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.”

Due to the length of Boyhood, the next film screening Monday will take place at 8:15 p.m. with documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, about a mysterious nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

On Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. is Love is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a married couple,  who are separated due to financial circumstance and find themselves immersed in other families’ dramas.

Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. is drama Ida, about a young novitiate nun in 1960s’ Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:15 p.m. is Life Itself, a documentary examining the life and career of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert.

The festival wraps up Nov. 5 at 7:45 p.m. with Life’s a Breeze, the story of an Irish family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.

Admission for each film is $7 or $30 for a five-film pass (cash only). Tickets can now be purchased in advance at the Towne Cinema or the Bean Scene coffee house. Attendees are asked to arrive more than 15 minutes before the film starts to be assured of a good seat.

For more information, visit www.vernonfilmsociety.bc.ca.