CNC Film Festival Kicks off Friday
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.”
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.