The Comox Valley Art Gallery Film Circuit presents two Film Series each year. THE LEISURE SEEKER is the final film in our Winter 2018 series. This is the second screening of this film.
Director: Paolo Virzi
Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
Runtime: 112 mins
Canadian acting legend Donald Sutherland and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren star in this wise and witty road movie set in today’s divided United States. The English-language debut of Italian director Paolo Virzì (Like Crazy), The Leisure Seeker takes an entire country as its canvas and a couple of ageing adventurers as its lovable heroes.
Ella (Mirren) is dying of cancer. John (Sutherland) is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Neither is interested in quietly fading away surrounded by nurses and machines just to needlessly prolong a winnowing life. With the end of the road in sight, Ella opts to tune up their vintage RV and hit the highway, travelling from Boston to Florida with John behind the wheel. He may not always be cognizant of the nature of their trip — she assures him it’s just a vacation — but he gets into the spirit. As they pass through cities and towns they see how much the world they know has changed for ill or for good. And they try to leave it on a graceful note.
Tickets & Passes available at the CVAG Gift Shop
Tickets are $13 for CVAG Members, $14 for Non-Members
Passes are $72 for CVAG Members, $78 for Non-Members (includes all films in the series)
A limited amount of passes are available for each series. To purchase tickets/passes over the phone call the CVAG Shop at 250.338.6211 ext. 1
View the full film listing for the Winter 2018 series here.
All screenings are at the Rialto Theatre, 2665 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay at 5pm