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CNC Film Festival Kicks off Friday

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 3:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – If you love movies, the Prince George Playhouse is the place to be this weekend.

The 20th Annual Cinema CNC Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and there’s something for everyone says coordinator Peter Maides.

“Oh absolutely. This weekend we’ve got eight of the best Canadian films made in the last year or this year,” he says. “And it’s a pretty broad range, we try to have some new films, some films by established filmmakers and documentaries. We always to try to have at least one French film.”

Cinema CNC Film Festival coordinator Peter Maides - photo 250News

Cinema CNC Film Festival coordinator Peter Maides – photo 250News

In honour of the 20th anniversary they’re bringing in Patrick Gilmore tomorrow night – the star of ‘No Men Beyond This Point’ for a question and answer session.

Maides says they’re following that appearance up Saturday with a documentary about well known poet Al Purdy called ‘Al Purdy Was Here.’

“He has a very strong Prince George connection, he has lots of friends here. He’s the kind of personality where people may or may not like poetry a ton, but they come in contact with him and say ‘wow, that’s something.’

He adds the festival offers locals the rare chance to see the kinds of films they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see here.

For more information on the festival click here.


Not one animated film in that entire lineup. Peter Maides’s “something for everyone” line isn’t very accurate

    Your tastes are so narrow that ONLY an animated film will make you happy?

      Maybe you should be asking if the film festival’s director’s tastes are so narrow that the only worthy film making medium is live action.

      I don’t have to justify my tastes to you, but I’ll answer your question. I watch all kinds of films live action and animated, but I’m also not the director of a film festival claiming his festival has something to appeal to everyone and then ignores an entire film making medium and the people who are fans of it.

    Not artsy enough for that I suppose?

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