Monday Night at the Movies returns

By Contributor
August 25th, 2009

Monday Night at the Movies, the Kootenay Gallery’s popular fundraiser, returns for its fifth season of presenting a wide range of interesting, important and out-of-the ordinary movies, both feature and documentary.

The first film, on Sept. 28, is Easy Virtue, a quintessential British comedy starring Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on a play by Noel Coward and first adapted by Alfred Hitchcock during the silent era, this film is the epitome of British wit and should make a crowd- pleasing start to the series. Other movies planned and requested from the Toronto Film Circuit, are Whatever works, Woody Allen’s latest gem; Summer Hours, a magnificent family drama from France; Cairo Time, a Canadian movie filmed in Egypt; Seraphine, another French movie about a simple housekeeper whose paintings adorn some of the most famous art galleries in the world; The Young Victoria, an in-depth portrait by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee, of the early struggles of Queen Victoria to gain the throne; and More than a game, a feel-good documentary following the members of a high school African-American basketball team.

Changes to the line up are possible because of problems of distribution out of the movie committee’s control, but we hope to show all the movies we promote … without any surprises.

Series tickets for eight movies are $48 for gallery members; $64 for non-members and single tickets are $9 each. These are now on sale at the Kootenay Gallery, the Castlegar Library and at the door on the night of the showing. All movies are shown at the Kootenay Centre Cinemas at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Our loyal following for the Monday Night at the Movies series has grown over the last four years and we encourage people to get their series tickets early and take advantage of the special deals for gallery members by visiting the gallery and buying an annual membership. For more information, please see www.kootenaygallery.com or call 250.365.3337.

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