The Sisters Brothers, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, is one of the movies playing in the Shuswap Film Society’s 30th Annual International Film Festival, Feb. 15 to 23 at the Salmar Classic. (File photo)

13 flicks featured in Shuswap Film Society International Film Fest

Cinemaphile by Joanne Sargent

The Shuswap Film Society’s 30th Annual International Film Festival starts February 15 and runs to the 23rd.

We have a great line-up for you, starting with an Australian drama/comedy, Ladies in Black, as our opening night movie Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30. This depicts how a young girl’s life in the ’50s is changed when she takes a job at a prestigious Sydney department store. Come dressed Aussie-style on opening night and enjoy treats and bevvies.

From Ireland, we have A Date for Mad Mary, a drama-romance about a woman just out of prison looking for a date for her best friend’s wedding (Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.).

Canadian documentary The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, follows Anne Innis Dagg as she retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes (Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m.).

Sink or Swim, a subtitled film from France, tells of a group of 40-something guys who form a synchronized swimming team (Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 23 7:30, p.m.). Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for Foreign-Language Film, Roma, from Mexico/U.S., is a beautiful 1970s story about a domestic worker and how she handles her employer’s family problems and her own with equal grace (Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, 4 p.m.).

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Shoplifters is also an Oscar Best Foreign-Language Film nominee, a crime drama from Japan that follows a family of likeable shoplifters who take in a child and challenge the idea of family (Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.).

The Sisters Brothers is based on the book by Canadian writer Patrick deWitt about brothers/assassins in the Gold Rush era, on a journey where their family ties are tested (Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.).

From India is 102 Not Out, where a “glass half-full” 102-year-old man tries to change his 75-year-old son’s grumpy demeanour (Feb. 17, 4 p.m.).

Melissa McCarthy gives an Oscar and Golden Globe nominated performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, out of the U.S. She is outstanding as a writer who turns to forgery when money runs short (Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 4 p.m.).

If Beale Street Could Talk is an American movie with award-winning acting by Regina King, a love story about a pregnant woman trying to prove her man innocent of a crime he didn’t commit (Feb. 18, 4 p.m., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.). From Colombia, we have Birds of Passage, portraying the detrimental effects of the drug trade on an Indigenous family (Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.). A Canadian Film, Edge of the Knife, is the first motion picture filmed entirely in the Haida language, therefore subtitled. It relates a longstanding Haida legend (Feb. 19, 4 p.m.).

And, finally, we have Free Solo, from the United States, an Oscar-nominated documentary about a rock climber’s attempt to conquer El Capitan’s vertical face without equipment (Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.).

Thirteen movies over nine days; there’s lots of good ones to see. Advance tickets can be purchased at Wearabouts from February 5, and then at the theatre from February 15 onward. Pick up a program at Wearabouts, the Okanagan College library, the regional library, the Grand and Classic theatres, Eco Treats, the Art Gallery and The Cliffs in Enderby, or check shuswapfilm.net for more details on the movies. All films are at the Salmar Classic Cinema.

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