The Dawson Creek Film Committee was formed in 2003 as a partnership between the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, the South Peace Community Arts Council, Kiwanis Arts Centre, as well as Tourism Dawson Creek.
Since its founding, the goal of the committee is to showcase eight to ten independent films from the Toronto Film Festival each season, as well as some classic films from decades gone by. Sunday Cinema is held on Sundays, September through May, at Centre Cinema in Dawson Creek. Come and join us!
Films are at 5:00 PM and tickets are $7.00 for an adult.
For more information on Sunday Cinema, please phone the Art Gallery at 250-782-2601, or the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre at 250-782-9325.
Upcoming Sunday Cinema Presentations
Sunday Cinema returns to Dawson Creek starting this February with six new films for you to enjoy.
February 20th - Hereafter
In the Clint Eastwood movie, Hereafter, Matt Damon plays a gloomy clairvoyant who is attempting to put his special gift of being able to communicate with deceased people behind him. The beginning of the Hereafter movie trailer would seem to suggest a film in which many of the main characters are struggling with grief and mortality, and are seeking solace through Matt Damon's character, in hopes that he can assist them in finding closure.
February 27th - Country Strong
A rising young singer-songwriter, Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund), gets involved with fallen country music star Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) and the pair embark on a tour to resurrect her career, helmed by her husband/manager, James (Tim McGraw), who accompanies them along with beauty queen-turned-singer Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester). Complications arising from romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
March 6th - The Fighter
The Fighter is the inspirational, true story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. The story unfolds on the gritty, blue-collar streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, where Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale) was once known as "The Pride of Lowell" having gone the distance with the world-champion Sugar Ray Leonard. However, his boxing days are behind him and his life has become shattered by drug abuse. His younger half-brother Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), meanwhile, has become the family's fighter and fading hope for a champion. But despite all of his work, Mickey's career is failing and he loses fight after punishing fight. Dicky and Micky's tougher-than-nails mother, Alice (Melissa Leo), manages his career and Dicky serves as his highly unreliable trainer. When Micky's latest fight nearly kills him, it looks like it could all be over--until his iron-willed new girlfriend, Charlene (Amy Adams), convinces him to do the unthinkable: split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his increasingly volatile and criminal brother. Directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings), The Fighter is a moving and often humorous drama about fighting for the people you love. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Bale)
March 13th - Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (Best Actress nominee Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother (Dianne Wiest) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (Miles Teller); Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (Sandra Oh). Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) from a script by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
March 20th - King's Speech
Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Geoffrey Rush (Shine) are both Oscar-worthy in this heartfelt, funny, gripping story. Firth plays Bertie, the second son of King George V (Michael Gambon), afflicted with a stammer and overshadowed by his confident older brother, the heir to the throne (Guy Pearce). Bertie's loving wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) has tried everything to help him, and finally discovers something that works: maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush). Initially the enthusiastic, ultra-casual Logue and the repressed, oh-so-formal Bertie clash, but neither will give up, and ultimately they become good friends. When Bertie's brother becomes King Edward VIII in 1936, he refuses to give up his lover (American divorcee Mrs. Simpson), resulting in his abdication and Bertie's extremely reluctant ascension to the throne as King George VI, leading a nation facing the horrors of looming war. The strong supporting cast includes Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Claire Bloom. Directed by Tom Hooper (The Damned United, "John Adams"). Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Firth), Supporting Actor (Rush) and Supporting Actress (Carter).
March 27th - Barney's Version
Based on Mordecai Richler's prize-winning comic novel--his last and, arguably, best--Barney's Version is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, told from Barney's point of view, the film spans four decades and two continents, taking us through the different "acts" of his unusual history. There is his first wife, Clara (Rachelle Lefevre), a flame-haired, flagrantly unfaithful free sprit with whom Barney briefly lives la vie de Boheme in Rome. The "Second Mrs. P.," (Minnie Driver), is a wealthy Jewish Princess who shops and talks incessantly, barely noticing that Barney is not listening. And it is at their lavish wedding that Barney meets, and starts pursuing, Miriam (Rosamund Pike), his third wife, the mother of his two children, and his true love. With his father Izzy (Dustin Hoffman) as his sidekick, Barney takes us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colorful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when we--and he--least expect it. Academy Award nominee for Best Makeup.