The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen have organized a special screening of Joel Fendelman’s David; Winner of the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and of the Ecumenical prize at the Montreal World Film Festival. The story is of a Muslim boy and son of a Brooklyn Iman who after finding a mikra, a hebrew Bible, begins attending Jewish school and befriends Yoav and his family.
May 27th – 3 pm at City Cinema. $15 non-members $10 members.
May 12 – 3 pm at City Cinema
A Special Screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur
In collaboration with the Charlottetown Film Society, L’ipéen a special screening of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s La Maison du Bonheur (The house of Happiness). The movie has been named Best Canadian Documentary by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle in 2017.
A Franco-Ontarian filmmaker goes to Paris to meet an astrologer who has lived in the same house for many decades. Bohdanowicz follows her in her daily routine as she tells about her life, her job, her love of flowers and coffee. The film is made of small bittersweet vignettes.
The film will be preceded by a short film by Sofia Bohdanowicz.
April 29th at City Cinema at 3 pm
Arthur Berthelet’s Sherlock Holmes
Drama / Suspense
Silent with English subtitles and live musicians
One of the first film version of Sherlock Holmes’ adventures. The film, restored by the French Cinematheque and San Francisco Silent Film Festival, will be accompanied by live musicians. Thanks to Jasmine Michel and some of her musician friends who will come to play. In this version of Sherlock Holmes, the hero is played by William Gillette, an English actor who interpreted it more than a thousand times on stage, he also signs the script of the film.
Screening organized in collaboration with L’ipéen
En collaboration avec la Charlottetown Film Society, L’Ipéen organise une projection spéciale de l’une des premières versions cinématographiques des aventures de Sherlock Holmes. Le film, restauré par la Cinématheque Français et le San Francisco Silent Film Festival, sera accompagné par des musiciens qui seront sur place. Merci à Jasmine Michel et quelques-uns de ses amis musiciens qui viendront se prêter au jeu.
Dans cette version de Sherlock Holmes, le héros est interpété par William Gillette, un acteur anglais qui l’a interprété plus de mille fois sur scène, il signe également le scénario du film.
Sunday Jan 21st – 2 p.m. at City Cinema THE CHILD REMAINS, 18A, violence, course language
– As a jumping-off point, the film borrows from the heartbreaking, true story of the Butterbox Babies
Q & A with Director Michael Melski following the film screening
April 19, 2017 – Free Admission
City Cinema is proud to celebrate Canada’s 2017 sesquicentennial with a day of free screenings celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and its rich cinematic heritage presented by Canada On Screen
12:00 p.m.: MY AMERICAN COUSIN (1985), G, 88 min. 6 Genie Awards including Best Picture
2:00 p.m.: THIRTY-TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD (1993), PG, 93 min. 4 Genie Awards including Best Picture
4:10 p.m.: MY WINNIPEG (2007), 14A, nudity, disturbing content, 80 min. Winner, Best Canadian Feature, TIFF
6:45 p.m.: LIFE CLASSES (1987), PG, nudity, 117 min. 5 Genie nominations including Best Picture & Best Screenplay
9:05 p.m.: THE BITTER ASH (1963), 14A, coarse language, sexual content, 80 min.
The 3rd Annual Charlottetown Film Festival will take place from September 29th to October 1st at City Cinema.
Devoted to celebrating and showcasing the works of emerging Atlantic filmmakers – with a special focus on Island screen artists – our ‘little film festival of big dreams’ has accomplished so much since its inception in 2015 under the umbrella of The Charlottetown Film Society.
Amazingly, close to one hundred films have been screened – a banquet of feature films, documentaries, short dramas and comedies, animation, music videos. Something for everyone. And all share the important task of telling OUR stories to each other and the entire world, thanks to the efforts and big dreams of the determined regional filmmakers we spotlight.
An important function of any film festival is the opportunity it provides for networking and skills development. Friendly, accessible receptions and informing panels are a hallmark of the Charlottetown Film Festival and we are committed to continuing on this path – providing a stimulating environment for film buffs and filmmakers as we work together to develop screen-based storytelling here in Atlantic Canada.
Thank you for your interest and participation in our indiegogo campaign to help pay for City Cinema’s new digital equipment as part of our takeover, read all about it right here!
The 2014 annual general meeting of The Charlottetown Film Society will be held at City Cinema, 64 King Street, Charlottetown, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday Oct 4th. Hope you can make it!