Tofino Film Festival October 5-6, 2006

Tofino Film Festival October 5th - 8th, 2006

Tofino, British Columbia


Now in it's 9th year, the Tofino Film Festival will take place on October 5-8, 2006. All films will be shown at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre located at 380 Campbell Street. Tickets: $8. Available at The Common Loaf and Esso. Festival Pass: $40

Thursday, October 5, 7pm
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
(2006, Music/Docu, 103 min)

An intimate look at the songs, poetry and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential artists. With live performances from U2, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, more...

Thursday, October 5, 9pm
The Peru Project - A Surf Oddessey
(2006, Surf, 80 min)

Presenting the newest film from the family that made surf film history. Wes Brown and T.J. Barrack take us on location from the summit of Machu Picchu to the beautiful waters of Peru where surfing is a way of life and surfers are worshipped as national heroes.

Friday, October 6, 4pm
The Werkmeister Harmonies
(2000, Drama 145 min)

Cinephile Workshop (For serious filmheads) A screening and discussion of Bela Tarr's Hungarian masterpiece. Free Admission

Friday, October 6, 8pm
An Evening with Les Blank

Prize-winning independent and documentary pioneer Les Blank will present "The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins" (30 min.) along with other treasures from his personal archive. Also, Andrew Struthers will present his most recent award winning short film (Winnipeg Film Festival Audience Award)

Saturday, October 7, 2pm
Filmmaker & Guest Panel Discussion

"The Immigrant Experience" with Emily Rios (Lead Actress, Quince-anera), Mike Wilson (Crossing Arizona), others. Free Admission

Saturday, October 7, 7pm
Crossing Arizona
(2006, Documentary, 97 min)

Q & A with Tohono O'odham First Nation's Mike Wilson. An up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issues and human costs of illegal migration on the Mexico/US border. Heightened security in California and Texas has pushed illegal border-crossers into the treacherous Arizona desert in unprecedented numbers. Winner of the "One Future" Prize, 2006 Munich Film Festival.

Saturday, October 7, 9pm
(2006, Drama, 90 min)

Q & A with Lead Actress Emily Rios. While preparing for her Quinceanera, the Mexican celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, Magdalena, played by Emily Rios, discovers that she is pregnant and is forced from her home in the working class Latino neighbourhood of Echo Park, to the shelter of a cousin and great, great uncle. A sweet crowd pleaser. Winner of the Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize, 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Sunday, October 8, 2pm
The Invisible Camera

Filmmaker panel discussion with Les Blank, Ondi Timoner, others. Free Admission
Sunday, October 8, 4pm
Supercharge Me: 30 Days Raw
(2006, Documentary, 87 min)

With a tip of the headdress to Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Jenna takes us on a journey to see what would happen if she ate nothing but raw, uncooked, enzyme-active food for 30 days in an effort to fit into a Las Vegas Showgirl costume... A detoxifying experience! Free Admission

Sunday, October 8, 7pm
Thank you for Smoking
(2006, Comedy, 92 min) R

A sharp satire on the world of Big Tobacco spin doctoring. Delightfully unscrupulous characters and searing cynicism prick all sides of the anti-smoking issue with hilarity and intelligence. With Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, William H. Macy, Robert Duvall, directed by Jason Reitman

Sunday, October 8, 9pm
The Secret
(2006, Documentary, 89 min)

The great secret of the Universe to everything - joy, health, money, love, happiness - has been passed throughout the ages, travelling through centuries... to reach YOU. Destined to be a worldwide phenomenon!

Sunday, October 8,
Late Night Wrap Party
(Loction to be announced)

Plus Short Films by Danielle Parsons, Chad Dollarhide, Nicola Marsh.

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