Kamloops Art Gallery presents Artbound & National Canadian Film Day

Film(s) Playing:

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (Le chant des sirènes) (1987)

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

Director: Patricia Rozema Run Time: 81min Genre(s): Drama

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Summary:

In Patricia Rozema’s fanciful character study, aspiring photographer Polly (McCarthy) lands a job at a Toronto art gallery run by Gabrielle (Baillargeon), who is also a painter. Polly is impressed with Gabrielle’s paintings, but as Polly gets to know her lover Mary (MacDonald) and becomes entangled in their lives, she realizes Gabrielle isn’t exactly who she appears to be.

Though timid on the outside, Polly’s inner life is rich and full of charming fantasies which Rozema brings to life in black & white sequences that punctuate the film with humour and whimsy.

The film won the award for Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival, and in 1993 was ranked as one of TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time.

Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - NR
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
The Mask (1961)

The Mask

Director: Julian Roffman Run Time: 83min Genre(s): Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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When an archeologist finds an ancient mask, the excitement of the discovery soon becomes terror as he finds himself tormented by disturbing and surreal visions that slowly drive him mad. As these visions become increasingly violent, he must find a way to escape them before his nightmare becomes a reality. This horror classic was unleashed on audiences with an early use of 3-D, adding to its completely bizarre nature.

“The management is not responsible for nervous breakdowns,” one poster cautioned during the film’s original release! And while the film may not be that terrifying, the 3-D sequences were truly  inventive and unique, and remain surprisingly freaky and effective even now.

Unsettling and surreal, this was the first Canadian horror film released in theatres and is still a favourite amongst horror aficionados.

Cast: Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - NR
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Kamloops Art Gallery

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Details:
3:30 PM I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing
6:30 PM The Mask

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Venue is fully accessible with customizable seating arrangements. Exception at the Parkade entrance, which is not accessible.

Address:
Kamloops Art Gallery, 101-465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2A9
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Free Admission

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