Locals who frequent the Cineplex movie theatre on King George Road have likely noticed movies offered on Thursday nights that you may not recognize. The Brantford Film Group is to credit for bringing movies into Brantford that may not otherwise have been accessible locally. A non-profit organization, operating since 2000, the group also aims to raise fund for local community arts and cultural projects, most recently supporting the Brantford Arts Block.
The films shown are offered in partnership with the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF)’s Film Circuit, a film outreach program that brings the best of Canadian international films to communities across Canada. To ensure that the films are accessible to all film enthusiasts, there is no membership requirement to participate; annual memberships are available, and give card-holders a $2 discount on all screenings.
The next film, being screened on Mar. 26, is Mommy, a critically-acclaimed Montreal-based film about a widowed mother struggling to raise her violent son. Earlier this month, Mommy took home nine trophies at the Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Actress, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Original Screenplay. Mommy was also awarded with the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
Films are screened at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Cineplex Theatres on King George Road. Admission is $11, or $9 for Film Group members. Tickets are sold at the cinema 30 minutes before the screening.
There are four more films being screened in the 2015 winter season:
- Mar. 26 – Mommy
- Apr. 9 – Gemma Bovery
- Apr. 23 – Pride
- May 7 – Red Army
For more information about the Brantford Film Group and to view trailers for the films being shown, click to open the “Brantford Film Group” page in a new browser window.