The second Timmins Film Festival is set to go the first weekend of November.
Timmins Film Society volunteer Karen Bachmann says the films to be screened from Thursday the 3rd until Sunday, November 6th at Cinema Six are probably unfamiliar to most of us, out of the mainstream.
Among them is the one that brings the curtain down on the event on Sunday afternoon. It’s called “Phantom of the Open” – not “Opera”. It’s a true story from the 1970s about an amateur golfer who qualifies for the British Open.
“It’s quite an interesting story to see his struggle and his way through that,” Bachmann provides as a synopsis, “because there was a great kerfuffle about ‘how do we have these horrible amateurs participatiing’ and all this kind of thing. It’s a wonderful story, it’s a feel-good and I think it’s a great way to close off the festival.”
The complete line-up is posted on the Film Society Facebook page. Bachmann says that’s also where you can get your pass for $90.00. Only 95 are available. Right now, there is no plan to offer single tickets.
“If people want to, they can show up at the theatre and perhaps get in,” she notes, “if there’s a few seats available if there are no-shows.”
Following the Friday night screening of “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”, there’s a wine and cheese event for pass holders at the Timmins Museum.