SRIFS 2022
JOIN US AT THE MOVIES!
 
Welcome Film Lovers!
 
The Stittsville Rotary International Film Series is thrilled to announce the return of in-person film screenings to Landmark Theatre Kanata in May 2022 with a four-film series:
 
Worst Person in the World            May 30
Petite Maman                                    June 27
Drive My Car                                     July 25
I’m Your Man                                    August 29
 
Each of these four films will be shown at two times, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $60 for each four-film pass.   We are not offering single film tickets.
 
Film Descriptions
 
The lineup of 3-star plus films selected by the program committee includes three films that were submitted by their country for the 2022 Oscar for Best International Feature Film.  Drive My Car won this award.
 
The Worst Person in the World is a Norwegian coming-of-age dramedy, with many unexpected twists, and superb acting.  We watch the heroine Julie navigate the difficult waters of family, career paths, and love choices.  The surprise ending contributes to this film's many strengths. This film was nominated as best international film at the Academy Awards.
 
Petite Maman is set in France, and takes us on the journey of Marion, her mother, and her grandmother, in a hauntingly beautiful and moving tale.  After the grandmother's death, Marion and her mother travel to Marion's childhood home, where mother and daughter and grandmother interact in a surreal world of the past, present and future.
 
Drive My Car is a surprisingly captivating story of the middle-aged Tokyo director and actor Yusuke and his amazing red Saab.  The Globe and Mail reviewer writes that "Drive My Car is best experienced in the darkened space of the theatre." This film won best international film at the Academy Awards.
 
I'm Your Man is a comedy/romance that explores the relationship between Alma, a German researcher, and Tom (possibly the star of the film!), a humanoid robot designed to be her perfect partner.  Time magazine describes this film as "funny in such a gentle way that you may not realize how piercing it is" until you leave the theatre.
 
Click here for the Summer 2022 Series flyer. We look forward to sharing this year’s International Film Series with you and hope you will enjoy the selections.
 
Please note that these films have mature themes, and are not suitable for young children.
 
Passes are limited!
 
As a Covid precaution, we are selling only 60 passes for each theatre (this is less than 60% of each theatre’s capacity), or a total of 120 passes. Other Ontario Covid-19 regulations in effect at the time of each showing will apply.
 
If you are interested in buying these film passes, for 4:00 p.m. passes, please contact Charles Mossman by e-mail at charcz@yahoo.com. For 7:00 p.m. passes contact Elke Harder at Elke@EFHarder.com.  
 
 
We are very grateful to our Series Sponsor, Laurysen Kitchens, and to our Film Sponsor, Elke Harder (Re/Max). Their generous support gives our series a sound financial footing.
 
We also sincerely thank our fellow film lovers who have patiently continued to support our Film Series these past few years while we were forced to go on-line. 
 
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).
 
If you’d like to be on our mailing list to find out about future films or just want more information, email us at stittsvillerotary@hotmail.com.
 
Please click on the links below to read about the history of the Stittsville Rotary International Film Series or to see the films we have screened in prior years.
 
The Stittsville Rotary International Film Series gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors, please visit http://tiff.net/filmcircuit.