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Tofino Film Festival

october 22-25, 2009october 22-25, 2009October 22-25, 2009

The Tofino Film Festival celebrates it's 12th Anniversary this year!

the letter 'N'Now in its 12th year, the Tofino Film Festival will take place in October 2009. All films will be shown at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre located at 380 Campbell Street. Tickets are available at Wild Heather Books in Ucluelet, or at Tofino Sea Kayaking, and Mermaid Tales Bookshop in Tofino

Ticket $10 • Festival Pass $50

Opening night tickets are $12 for the 7pm showing of 'Artois the Goat' (canapes and wine included in ticket price)

Surf Films on October 25th:
$10 for each film or $15 for both

Tofino film festival 2009 Calendar of Events

october 22, 2009Artois the Goat

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 7:00 pm
Tickets: $12 (includes canapes & wine)

Artois the Goat
2009, USA, Comedy, 119 minutes,
Directed by Cliff Bogart and Kyle Bogart

A quirky, heart warming comedy in which lab technician Virgil Gurdies embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known and reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. A felonious German baker, a grave digging hermit, and a tiny white goat colour this journey of love, destiny, and dairy products.

october 22, 2009An Evening of Shorts

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10

An eclectic mix of short films we promise you’ll love (including a hilarious new animated release by the maker of the Canadian classic The Cat Came Back)

october 23, 2009Roadsworth: Crossing the Line

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Friday, October 23, 2009 • 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line
2008, Canada, Documentary, 72 minutes,
Directed by Alan Kohl

Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described "attack on the streets."

Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, who owns public space? The film reflects Roadsworth's personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

october 23, 2009Herb and Dorothy

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Friday, October 23, 2009 • 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10

Herb & Dorothy
2009, USA, Documentary, 87 minutes,
Directed by Megumi Sasaki

You don't have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art, according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian - an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.

Winner of The Golden Starfish Award at the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival and Audience Awards at the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival, The 2008 SILVERDOCS Film Festival and The 2009 Philadelphia CineFest.

october 24, 2009Up

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Saturday, October 24, 2009 • 4:00 pm
Tickets: $10

2009, USA, Animation, 96 minutes,
Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson

Disney / Pixar presents a gorgeously animated tale of ingenuity, adventure and unlikely friendships that proves that imagination and a willing heart can trump fear every time.

october 24, 2009Punching the Clown

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Saturday, October 24, 2009 • 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10

Punching the Clown
2009, USA, Comedy, 90 minutes,
Directed by Gregori Viens

Henry Phillips is a road-weary American troubadour who has been playing the worst gigs imaginable in an effort to kick-start his career as a novelty songwriter / singer. Thinking he has nothing to lose he moves to L.A where his reputation and his music are soon at stake. However, if he plays his cards right it could all be grist for his darkly humorous songs.

Winner of Audience and Indieroad Awards at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, The Jury Prize at The 2009 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival and the Best Music Award at The 2009 Gen Art Film Festival.

october 24, 2009Dear Lemon Lima

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Saturday, October 24, 2009 • 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10

Dear Lemon Lima
2009, USA, Comedy / Drama, 87 minutes,
Directed by Suzi Yoonessi

The feature presentation of the Tofino Film Festival, Dear Lemon Lima is an artfully produced, wonder-filled comedy about a young Yup'ik (Western Inuit) girl finding her way through the perils of infatuation, high school and geekdom while coming to terms with her place in a society where her culture is vaunted while she is not. Although it is an American film, it gently brings to the fore issues that Canadians are faced with daily. This is a truly original film, as touching as it is funny and quirky.

october 25, 2009Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 4:00 pm
Tickets: $10

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
2009, USA, Animation, 94 minutes,
Directed by Calrlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier

Your favourite prehistoric menagerie is back in action but this time their problems are a little bigger, and a lot scarier, than they could have ever previously imagined. While dinosaurs where thought to be extinct by the time the ice age rolled around, it turns out that they have survived in a tropical underground environment. When Sid is taken into this incredible lost world by a mama T-rex his adopted herd bands together to save him from a horrible fate and his own haplessness.

october 25, 2009The Drifter

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10 ($15 for both surf movies)

The Drifter
2009, USA, Surf Documentary,
Directed by Taylor Steele

In this beautifully shot, well thought out surf film Rob Machado tries to recenter himself and reconnect with a love of the sport that brought him fame and fortune. A journey for the soul surfer in each of us.

october 25, 2009Musica Surfica

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10 ($15 for both surf movies)

Musica Surfica
2008, Australia, Surf/Music Documentary
Directed by Mick Sowry

A surf film that stands out from the rest by exploring the collision between classical music and experimental finless surfing. Combining the talents and vision of violin virtuoso Richard Tognetti and surfing provocateur Derek Hynd, Musica Surfica taps into the energy that sets surfing apart as a creatively driven pursuit. This is one of those rare sports films that opens up new doors in an often stagnant genre. Not to be missed.

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The Tofino Film Festival will take place from October 21-25, 2009. All films will be shown at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre in Tofino.

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