The first film of the fall series is Sept 26th. Do you have your series pass?
 
 
Dear Film Lovers and Stittsville Rotary International Film Series Subscribers:

NEW FILM SERIES!
Passes for the fall film series sponsored by Scotiabank are now available for your purchase and we look forward to seeing you at our fall film events on September 26, October 24, November 28, and December 12 (at 4 and 7 pm).  Stittsville Rotary will be collaborating with the Film Circuit of the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) for this series. Our committee has selected the first two films for this series from a list provided by TIFF. The November and December films will be selected from a new list that TIFF will provide in the next few weeks.
 
On September 26 we will feature a British drama/comedy, The Phantom of the Open, starring Oscar winner Mark Rylance. The film, based on a true story, follows Maurice Flitcroft as he repeatedly enters the British Golf Open, and repeatedly loses with the worst scores ever recorded in professional golf history.  This poignant and heart-warming story shows the power of optimism, the importance of family, and the joy in following one's dreams.
On October 24 we will be showing a French film (with English subtitles), Happening. This film is an adaptation of the novel by Annie Ernaux and it follows the journey of a young girl, Annie, through the first trimester of her unwanted pregnancy in 1963, when abortion was illegal in France. This film provides a timely reflection on the issues arising in the wake of the overturning of the decision in the American court case, Roe vs Wade.
Please note that these films deal with mature subjects and are not suitable for children.

Film passes are available now at $60 for four films. To purchase your pass, please contact Charles Mossman (charcz@yahoo.com) for 4pm passes, or Elke Harder (Elke@EFHarder.com) for 7pm passes. The films will be screened at Landmark Cinemas, Kanata.
 
As a reminder, the profits from the International Film Series support a variety of Rotary club projects and donations within our community and around the world.  Some of the organizations that have received recent financial support from our club are Chrysalis House women’s shelter, Stittsville Food Bank, Richmond Food Bank, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (in support of Afghanistan, Syrian, and now Ukrainian refugees), Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan, and ShelterBox (a Rotary International affiliate that provides temporary housing for refugees, including those from Ukraine.
Check out this website for more information: www.stittsvillerotary.com