The Oscar winning movie The Whale will be screened by the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library film society at the Landmark Cinema on March 27.
Library head programmer Corrie Brown told Sylvan Lake News bringing independent films to the community is an absolute joy.
“The film society allows us to bring in independent films that show a broad range of artistic expression and humanity which don’t normally make it to the big screen in our area.”
The film society has been run by the library in collaboration with the theatre for 14 years. Movies are selected by a committee made up of members, volunteers and library staff. The movies chosen are from a release schedule list provided by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where the committee reviews the synopsis, content and availability to make their choice.
The committee does its best to bring in unique powerful and timely films like The Whale, Brown said.
“The Whale tells a story of life and love, of obesity and humanity, told in such a way that we don’t normally see in film. It has a wonderful cast and tells such a beautiful story, one that we know would be impactful for our community. “
So far the community’s response to the movie choice has been great.
“We’ve seen lots of new people coming in to pick up tickets and signing up for a library card while they’re at it.”
American psychological drama The Whale stars academy award winner Brendan Fraser, Hong Chau, Sadie Sink and is directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Tickets for the screening are available to purchase at the library.