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 only, Sunday
- 7 pm Monday
- 7 pm Wednesday
Thanks to COVID and other developments, we have also put in place new ticketing procedures. For details on how this will affect you, please click here.
A WONDERFUL SEASON ON THE BOOKS
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Country: Canada, 2019
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Genre: Drama, Length:127 minutes | General
Director Louise Archambault
Featuring Rémy Girard, Gilbert Sicotte, Andrée Lachapelle, Ève Landry, Louise Portal, Éric Robidoux and Kenneth Welsh
AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN
A Film by Louise Archambault
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women – a luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region’s deadliest forest fire. A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.
“A rich and moving film about aging and relationships” – NOW Magazine
Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, June 21, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Country: Nunavut, Canada, 2019
Language: Inuktitut (English Subtitles)
Genre: DramaLength:112 minutes | General
Director Zacharias Kunuk O.C.
Featuring Apayata Kotierk, Kim Bodnia, Benjamin Kunuk
ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NOAH PIUGATTUK
A Film by Zacharias Kunuk O.C.
Spring 1961. John F. Kennedy is America’s new president, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears to be a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school, so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.
Sunday, November 21, 2021 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, November 22, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Country: United Kingdom, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Sports
Length: 93 minutes | PG
Director Alex Holmes
Featuring Tracy Edwards, Jo Gooding, Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys
A Film by Alex Holmes
In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never get the funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist?
This is the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race.
Sunday, January 16, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, January 17, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Country: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, 2019
Length: 100 minutes | 14+
Director Ken Loach
Cast Debbie Honeywood, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
A Film by Ken Loach
Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle. They are a strong family who care for each other. Ricky has skipped from one labouring job to another while Abby, who loves her work, cares for old people. Despite working longer and harder they realise they will never have independence or their own home. It’s now or never; the app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity. He and Abby make a bet. She sells her car so Ricky can buy a shiny new van and become a freelance driver, with his own business at last. The modern world impinges on these four souls in the privacy of their kitchen; the future beckons.
Sunday, February 9, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, February 10, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2022 – 7:00 pm
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: 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
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: 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
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