Film Series – SOLD OUT


The remaining films in the series are now sold out. However, we are keeping a waiting list in the event we are able to get a larger theatre or if tickets are returned. To get on the waiting list, call (250) 338-6211 ext. 1.


FALL 2017:

September 17 – MAUDIE


Director: Aisling Walsh

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke

Year: 2016

Runtime: 115 mins

Country: Canada / Ireland

Language: English

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.


October 1 – CHURCHILL


Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell

Year: 2017

Runtime: 105 mins

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill (Miranda Richardson). With her strength and shrewdness, “Clemmie” halts Winston’s physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness.


October 15 – TRIP TO SPAIN


Director: Michael Winterbottom

Year: 2017

Runtime: 108 mins

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the duo heads to Spain to sample Andalusia’s best gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchanges barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine is to die for, and the humour remains delightfully devilish.


October 29 – FRANTZ


Director: François Ozon

Cast: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney

Year: 2016

Runtime: 113 mins

Country: France / Germany

Language: French / German

Director François Ozon’s elegiac tale of love and remembrance is set in a small German town in the aftermath of World War I, where a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé forms a bond with a mysterious Frenchman who has arrived to lay flowers on her beloved’s grave.


November 12 – LOVING VINCENT


Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast:: Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson


Runtime:95 min

Country: UK, Poland

Language: English

On July 27, 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery & Toronto International Film Fest-Film Circuit presents two Film Series each year:
Fall – September to November, usually 5 films
Winter – January to March, usually 6 films
The films are fundraisers for CVAG.

We sometimes have special presentations of films at other times and in other venues, check our website for updates or follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

Tickets & Passes will be available at the CVAG Gift Shop
580 Duncan Ave, Downtown Courtenay (6th and Duncan)
and at the door if available (Door: cash only , exact change appreciated)

– Tickets are $12 for CVAG Members, $13 for Non-Members
– Fall Passes are $55 for CVAG Members, $60 for Non-Members ( includes 5 films)
– A limited amount of passes are available for each series
– To purchase tickets/passes over the phone call CVAG at (250) 338-6211

All screenings are at the Rialto Theatre at 5pm
2665 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay (at Driftwood Mall)
For all the latest news and updates follow us on twitter @CVAGFILM


About Film Circuit

Founded in 1989, Film Circuit is TIFF’s successful film outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Through an alternate model of grassroots distribution, marketing and exhibition, Film Circuit encompasses over 180 groups in over 160 communities across Canada, and helps TIFF lead the world in building markets and audience for Canadian cinema.