WE ARE BACK WITH A FULL
Avalon Cinema, Woodgrove Centre
Our 2021-22 Fringe Flicks series brings you the movies COVID shut down over the past 18 months in a full 10-film series – wonderful stories of love and life to enjoy in the safety and comfort of the Avalon Cinema. Moving, challenging, funny and sometimes hilarious, our films are chosen to entertain even as they explore the difficulties and dilemmas of modern life, here and around the globe.
SOME BIG CHANGES
Please be aware that there will be some major changes in how Fringe Flicks operates this year, including a new schedule – in particular, we have introduced a new Wednesday evening showing at 7 pm, replacing the Sunday night slot.
The new Fringe Flicks schedule is as follows:
- 1 pm and 4 pm Sunday
- 7 pm Monday
- 7 pm Wednesday
Here are some of the films for the 2021 / 22 season. Scroll down for the next one!
Country: United Kingdom, Ireland, 2019
Length: 92 minutes
Director Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn,
Featuring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville
A Film by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn
When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship; they are faced with the challenge of what might happen. Ordinary Love is a story about love, survival and epic questions about life.
“Exquisitely tender” – The Holiday Reporter
Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, May 30, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – 7:00 pm
*Fringe and Fringe Festival are licensed trade-marks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks is not a Fringe festival.
Thank you to our 2021/22 Fringe Flicks Supporters!
Earlier in the season…
Country: France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine, 2019
Language: French, Arabic (English Subtitles)
Length: 97 minutes | NR
Director Elia Suleiman
Cast Elia Suleiman
IT MUST BE HEAVEN / C’EST ÇA LE PARADIS?
A Film by Elia Suleiman
ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home.
From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which ES asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?
Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, February 28, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Country: Canada, 2019
Length: 80 minutes | PG
Director Aisling Chin-Yee
Cast Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour, Abigail Pniowsky
THE REST OF US
A Film by Aisling Chin-Yee
Two mother-daughter duos must contend with their grief and complicated relationships with one another when the person who connects them dies.
I got involved with these women and wanted more of them – The Globe and Mail
Sunday, March 20, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, March 21, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Country: USA, 2020
Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography
Length: 139 minutes |14+ (Mature Themes)
Director Julie Taymor
Cast Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler, Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint
A Film by Julie Taymor
The story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood’s influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide. Based on the book, “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem.
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, April 11, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Country: United Kingdom, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Length:112 minutes | PG
Director Peter Cattaneo
Cast Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly, India Ria Amarteifio
A Film by Peter Cattaneo
With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, May 16, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Country: France, 2019
Language(s): French, Arabic (English Subtitles)
Length: 88 minutes | NR
CREDITS Director Manele Labidi
Cast Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair, Jamel Sassi, Ramla Ayari
ARAB BLUES / Un Divan à Tunis
A Film by Manele Labidi
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.
Arab Blues portrays a charming female psychiatrist – and her North African country – at a crossroads – Georgia Straight
A light but sophisticated comedy – National Observer
Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – 7:00 pm