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The movie shown on April 9th was Paterson which was about a bus driver who found meaning in his humdrum life through his poetry. Because poetry was featured in the movie, NFS decided to ask Cobourg’s Poet Laureate, Ted Amsden, to join us. He was introduced by James Pickersgill, member of the Cobourg Poetry Workshop who said that Cobourg was known across Canada as the home to a good number of poets and people who liked to hear poetry read.
At top-right is a photo of James and Ted.
Ted read out a poem by American poet Ron Padgett who wrote the poems featured in the movie.
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Film Sundays has now booked the dates for the Fall 2017 series. Mark your calendar for the following:
- Sunday September 17th
- Sunday October 1st
- Sunday October 22nd
- Sunday November 12th
- Sunday January 7th
All screening are at 4PM as usual. The program will be selected over the summer and tickets will be on sale from the usual outlets by around mid August.
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When the film (Margureite) arrived at Rainbow, it was tested to make sure it was OK. Theatre manager Avril Lowes called NFS and asked if it would be OK - the film is in French but has no English sub-titles! This is of course, NOT OK so a frantic call was made to TIFF and to the Film Distributor for a film suitable for audiences in Cobourg. A replacement was not received in time so the screening had to be cancelled.
Patrons were advised in an email at around noon and offered refunds or passes to a future movie.
This would have been our 200th film shown and was the first one with a serious problem. Our thanks to Rainbow's staff for their assistance and for the weekend help from TIFF and the Distributor. Unfortunately they were not able to resolve the problem.
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We have booked the following dates and Films for the 2017 Spring Series. Tickets are not yet available.
Sunday February 19 - Moonlight
Sunday March 5 - Lion
Sunday March 19 - Toni Erdmann
Sunday April 9 - Paterson
Sunday April 30 - Maudie (awaiting confirmation)
Sunday May 7 - Spirit Unforgettable
Now you don’t have to rush elsewhere to see these over the Holiday season.
More information will be provided on this page as it comes available.
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The twelfth annual Film Festival will be on the weekend of January 20 to 22 and now the films have been announced. Weekend Package tickets will go on sales soon at the usual outlets - see the Ticket page for full details. As well as the 5 films, there will be the always popular reception at Victoria Hall on the Saturday night. Singles (if the Festival is not sold out) will be available only on the Festival weekend and not in advance.
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As well as the 2016 Fall Series date of January 8, 2017 and the Winter Festival on January 20, 21 and 22, 2017, we now have firm dates for the 2017 Spring Series. Keep your calendars open for February 19, March 5, March 19, April 9 and April 30. All movies will be at Rainbow Cinemas in Northumberland Mall at 4:00pm. The program will be announced in January 2017. As a bonus, on Wednesday April 19th @ 1:30, NFS will be screening a Canadian film at Rainbow Cinemas to help TIFF Circuit celebrate Canada's National Film Day.