Bringing Independent Films to the North Okanagan
Every second Monday evening, we host a special movie night at Vernon's wonderfully classic Towne Cinema. The film is often from a new director operating outside the Hollywood studio system but we also screen classics featuring iconic directors or actors.
Tickets - members $6 non-members $8 - debit/credit card accepted
Wine Bar $5 - cash only
We're a not for profit society with an open membership, and each year we sponsor a bursary for a local student pursuing post secondary education in the Arts.
march 5 @ 5:15 & 7:45
all around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind
Master auteur Michael Haneke returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones, it’s a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances, young Eve (Fantine Harduin) is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. The Laurent family – wealthy, neurotic and self-obsessed – own a lucrative construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house, waited on by servants. But trouble is brewing, as a series of intergenerational back-stabbings threaten to tear the family apart. Meanwhile, distracted by infidelities and betrayals, they fail to notice that their new arrival has a sinister secret of her own. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Happy End bears all the hallmarks of Haneke’s uniquely stark and unsympathetic style. Pairing pitch-black humour with chillingly precise direction, it’s proof – if we ever needed it – that he remains one of modern cinema’s true visionaries.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
108 min., 2017 France, Language French
Director/Writer: Michael Haneke