Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19
VIP all-access $50 membership cards —
** your seat will be assigned at the Theatre
and will remain your seat for all of the festival. **
Inividual tickets $5 during the day, and $10 at night
The debut Knowlton Film Festival is set for four summer days and nights at Theatre Lac Brome in the bucolic Eastern Townships village of Knowlton, Aug. 16 to 19. During that time, a dozen features and 20 short films in English and French will screen to audiences both young and old. Dramas, documentaries, comedies and animated shorts for the kids are part of an eclectic program designed to appeal to a wide variety of cinematic tastes.
Thursday, Aug. 16
5 to 7 pm. VIP members cocktail
7:15 p.m. Three Thousand: (14 min.) Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk paints a sublime animated picture of 3000 years of First Nation culture.
7:30 p.m. Indian Horse: (Eng. st Fr. 100 min.) The life of a young Ojibaway boy during the 1970s is the subject of Stephen Campanelli’s touching drama.
Friday, Aug. 17
5 p.m. RBG: (Eng. st Fr. 97 min.) Legendary U.S Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is profiled, aged 85, in the acclaimed documetary by Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
7 p.m. Maude Choko, asAlbert Nerenberg resides in Knowlton on weekends, presents her short film: Trop…trop tard, (14 min.)
You are What You Act (Eng. 78 min.) Filmmaker, journalist, comic, hypnotherapist and groundbreaking laughologist Albert Nerenberg accompanies his latest quixotic documentary, about Hollywood action stars using those skills in real-life dramas.
9 p.m. J’Aime les Filles (8 min.) “First loves…”
Call Me By Your Name (Eng. Fr. Ital. st Fr., 132 min) Armie Hammer and young French star Timothée Chalamet star in Luca Guadagnino’s seductive coming-of-age tale set in the idyllic Italian countryside in 1983. James Ivory wrote the script.
Saturday, Aug. 18
10:00 (Fr. 75 min)) Nine shorts animated from the National Film Board for children aged 5 to 10 and their guardians.
12 noon La Retour du Héros (Fr st Eng., 90 min) Jean Dujardin and Mélanie Laurent star in this period comedy set in the Napoleanic era.
2:00 p.m. Vimy Retrouvé (9 min) The horrific World War One battle is imagined in Denis Mcready’s intimate NFB short.
A Journalist au Front – (Eng./st Fr. 98 min.) Santiago Bertolino presents his documentary traces young McGill grad and freelance journalist Jesse Rosenfeld’s travels through Turkey and the volatile Middle East.
4 p.m. State of Things (Eng. 164 min) Guylaine Dionne presents the international documentary that she made with Dr. Rosanna Maule reflecting the changing roles of women in film industry.
7 p.m. Sweet Childhood (3 min.) Young innocence is the subject of Guy Delisle and Zviane’s NFB animated short.
Charlotte a du Fun (Fr. 89 min.) Young screenwriter Catherine Léger presents her comedy about Quebec’s Gen Z generation, directed by Sophie Lorain.
A Night of Horror. Zombie attire recommended
9 p.m. Les Affamés (Fr. st Eng. 103 min) Robin Aubert directed this IRIS-winning, first-ever Quebec zombie feature. Star Brigitte Poupart explains the appeal of the undead.
Sunday Aug. 19
10 a.m. Free Matinee (Eng. 75 min.) The NFB offers nine animated shorts in English to kids and their parents.
1 p.m. Oscar (12 min) Iconic Montreal pianist Oscar Peterson is conjured up through the animation of Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre.
Fauve (Fr. st Eng. 16 min) Two young boys are the subject of Jérémie Conte’s Palm Springs and Sundance Film Fest winning meditation.
1:30 p.m. Un Beau Soleil Intérieur (Fr. st Eng, 96 min) Radiant French stars Juliette Binoche and Gérard Depardieu are larger than life in a fine recent feature by the great Claire Denis..
3 p.m. Festival Closing.