Theatre Gallery, Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Lethbridge International Film Festival, or LIFF, is over 30 years old. Its origins go back to the World Citizen Centre, whose mandate included educating the public about the developing world.
Film is an excellent media to broaden horizons. It can provide a glimpse into how people in far-off places live and arouse an interest in some of the issues they face.
Many of the films screened at LIFF screens are introduced by a discussant, knowledgeable about the setting and/or the subject matter. A lively audience discussion often follows the film.
LIFF is a registered society and is partnered with Lethbridge Public Library where the festival has been held since 2001.
Embrace of the Serpent (125 min)
Date: Monday – March 20, 2017, 7PM
Director: Ciro Guerra (2015) Language: Spanish. Subtitles: English
The ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in this 2016 Academy Award nominated film
A dark Room (52 min)
Date: Tuesday – March 21, 2017, 7PM
Director: Joseph Recupero (2016) Discussant: TBA
A Dark Room is a documentary about hockey, concussion and the path to recovery told through stories of professional hockey players, physicians and fans of the game
Theeb (100 min)
Date: Wednesday – March 22, 2017, 7PM
Director: Naji Abu Nowar (2014) Language: Arabic/English/French. Subtitles: English
This 2016 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film is a spellbinding tale of the 1916 war between Arab nationalists and Ottoman Turks.
American Dream (73 min)
Date: Tuesday – March 23, 2016, 7PM
Director: Peter Hutchinson, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott (2015) Discussant: TBA
In this documentary, Noam Chomsky exposes the forces and policies behind the coordinated campaign to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Road to La Paz (92 min)
Date: Friday – March 24, 2016, 7PM
Director: Francisco Varone (2015) Language: Spanish. Subtitles: English
This humorous film about 35 year-old Sebastian living in Buenos Aires and working as a cab driver giving an elderly, ailing and devout Muslim Argentinean man a ride to La Paz, Bolivia
The Eagle Huntress (87 min)
Date: Saturday – March 25, 2016, 2PM, Matinee
Director: Otto Bell (2016) Language: Kazakh. Subtitles: English
The Eagle Huntress is a true story about Aisholpan, a 13 year-old Kazakh girl in Mongolia. She trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her family to become an eagle hunter
Partnered with Lethbridge Public Library, the Lethbridge International Film Festival is a not for profit society who rely on contributions from the public. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully received. To view film trailers and related info, please visit www.liffs.org