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Oct
1
Sat
The Bad Mother (BC Culture Days Free Screening)
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

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David James Fernandes
, Sarah Kapoor

The Civic Theatre presents an exciting session of film and discussion. Building the Future of the Screen-Based Industry (film and online media) in the Kootenay-Columbia Region, will bring together voices from the sector working remotely from the Kootenay region and discuss hurdles and solutions in an effort to bring the disparate industry talents together and form a hub to foster more production, post and distribution within the region.

Bookending the discussion, The Civic Theatre will be offering two free screenings of BC produced films.  Prior to the discussion, The Bad Mother, partially shot, directed by and starring talent from Creston will screen at 3pm, Oct 1st. The film, which was a sell-out at The Tivoli in Creston, comes to Nelson along with its director and star, Sarah Kapoor.   

The acclaimed film stars a real family and tells the story of Tara, a mid-30s woman who has to lean out of her career to take care of her kids. The lid of her frustration is blown off when her five-year-old son accidentally posts a private rant she wrote about her husband’s evil workplace to the Internet. Tara and her family must deal with the dizzying consequences which include drug cocktails, the humbling eye of her own mother, and a reunion with her ex-boyfriend, played by superfood “rock star” David Avocado Wolfe.

Violent, a Vancouver/Norway co-production follows the discussion, click here for details.

Building the Future of the Screen-Based Industry in the Kootenay-Columbia Region (BC Culture Days Panel Discussion)
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

bc_culture_daysFor BC Culture Days, The Civic Theatre is presenting an exciting session of film and discussion. Building the Future of the Screen-Based Industry (film and online media) in the Kootenay-Columbia Region, will bring together voices from the sector working remotely from the Kootenay region and discuss hurdles and solutions in an effort to bring the disparate industry talents together and form a hub to foster more production, post and distribution within the region.

Book-ending the talk, we will be offering free screenings of two BC films. The Bad Mother, and ViolentClick on the titles for more details.

Violent (BC Culture Days Free Screening)
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm

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Directed by Andrew Huculiak

The Civic Theatre presents an exciting session of film and discussion. Building the Future of the Screen-Based Industry (film and online media) in the Kootenay-Columbia Region, will bring together voices from the sector working remotely from the Kootenay region and discuss hurdles and solutions in an effort to bring the disparate industry talents together and form a hub to foster more production, post and distribution within the region.

Bookending the discussion, The Civic Theatre will be offering two free screenings of BC produced films. Following the discussion at approximately 5:30pm, The Civic Theatre is thrilled to be screening the Vancouver/Norway co-production, Violent, which was showcased at Canne’s Film Festival and comes to Nelson just following its general release premiere in Vancouver.

Written and directed by Andrew Huculiak of the BC indi-prog rock band, We Are The City, Violent acts as a companion to their third studio album of the same name. Though the film features an original score by the band, none of the band’s songs are featured in the film. The film follows Dagny (Dagny Backer Johnsen), a young woman longing to escape small town life and move to the big city. Dagny’s mother arranges for her to work for a family friend who lives in the city. Dagny recalls her most recent memories of the five people who loved her the most, all while experiencing a catastrophic event.

The Bad Mother, partially shot and starring actors from Creston, precedes the discussion. Click Here for more details.

Hell or High Water
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by: David Mackenzie
103 mins, rated 14A

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

Snowden
Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm

Directed by: Oliver Stone
135 mins, rated 14A

The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Oct
2
Sun
Snowden
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm

Directed by: Oliver Stone
135 mins, rated 14A

The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Hell or High Water
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by: David Mackenzie
103 mins, rated 14A

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

Oct
4
Tue
Snowden
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by: Oliver Stone
135 mins, rated 14A

The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Hell or High Water
Oct 4 @ 9:30 pm

Directed by: David Mackenzie
103 mins, rated 14A

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

Oct
5
Wed
League of Exotique Dancers + Live Q&A with Judith Stein
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

league-of-exotique-dancersr-lgDirected by Rama Rau
90 mins.

A new documentary, League of Exotique Dancers takes audiences inside the golden era of burlesque, which stormed Las Vegas in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

The film, which opened the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, spotlights the legendary stars who took centre stage — including Nelson’s own legend, Judith Stein.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this amazing documentary that transcends the screen with a live Q and A with the legend, Judith Stein and a live show opener by Nelson’s own The Show Cats.

Watch the interview with Judith, Camille 2000 and director Rama Rau from ‘Q’ on CBC here.

Oct
6
Thu
Violent
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Andrew Huculiak
102 min, rated PG

A young woman, and her last memories of the five people who loved her most, recalled while experiencing a catastrophic event.

Oct
12
Wed
Tight Loose (Premiere – from Teton Gravity Research)
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm

tl-tour-ticket-imageGet ready Nelson – on Wednesday, October 12, Teton Gravity Research is heading to town for the one-night only premiere of their new ski and snowboard movie, Tight Loose.  Filmed around the world, including locally at Whitewater Ski Resort, Tight Loose is TGR’s highest achievement to date. From India to Alaska, come join TGR as we discover unridden spine walls, massive airs, and full throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth. Witness the 21-year athlete roster as they come together for a reunion-style massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley. Tight Loose is living to the fullest!

Oct
17
Mon
David Bowie Is (Exhibition documentary)
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

bowie-poster-for-webDescribed by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the David Bowie isexhibition was the fastest selling in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.

First released in 2013, this film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition, exploring the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the collection with contributions from special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto and Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker.

Oct
19
Wed
Sold (Crowd Funded Screening)
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

sold_2014_movie_poster*This is a crowd sourced event, requiring 70 admissions prior to Oct. 7th to confirm the screening. If you want to ensure it plays, please pre-purchase your tickets here.” 

Directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown
Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson

SOLD is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.

Based on true stories, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India.

Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

This screening is also an awareness raiser for the work of Operation Big Sister in Iceland, whose innovative, grass roots effort, called Operation Big Sister, virtually ended prostitution and sex trafficking in their country. The Fyera Foundation is raising funds through its Crowdrise Campaign for the completion of a documentary film of Big Sister’s work.

Oct
29
Sat
Truth and Reconciliation Summit (Live-stream from Banff Centre)
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

trs_webimage_16-08-19Watch the Truth and Reconciliation Summit Keynote Speakers live stream at The Civic

Join us as we live stream keynote speakers from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s sold out Truth and Reconciliation Summit on October 29, 2016. Listen to insights from former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson, Human Rights Lawyer Katheleen Mahoney, and Principal of the Tsuut’ina Nation High School Jeff Horvath. more