A series of highly acclaimed movies kicks off on Monday evening at The ACT.
For the third year running, The ACT will present a series of six movies for the Golden Ears Movie Series (GEMS).
The Golden Ears Movie Series is presented with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The first film is on Monday, The Artist (G), starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, and John Goodman tells the story of silent movie star George Valentin who bemoans the coming era of talking pictures.
On Oct. 29, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG) will be shown. The film stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
On Nov. 26, GEMS presents Monsieur Lazhar (PG) in French with English sub-titles. At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom.
The Kid with a Bike (unrated in B.C.) is another French language film in the GEMS series on Jan. 28. Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster is presented on Feb. 25. Second-World-War vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star.
On March 25, The Iron Lady (PG) starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, and Richard E. Grant will be shown by GEMS. An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life - from girlhood to British prime minister - intervene.
Single tickets to the GEMS series is $11, three-film package is $27, and full six-movie season is $50. All the films are at 7: 30 p.m. on the main stage at The ACT.