Independent Films at the Avalon Cinema, Woodgrove Centre | Sundays at 1, 4 & 7pm and Mondays at 7pm

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are requesting MAILING to a single address, select only ONE ticket with mailing, and the rest without it. 

You told us what you thought of the films this season…

Ten films to make you think, whether or not you loved them! You gave us your feedback so we know what kind of films you like best.

Thank you so much for your loyal, steady patronage this year, and we look forward to announcing the new line up in August.

Top 5 Favourite Films
1. Woman at War   2. The Silent Revolution    3. Puzzle    4. Capernaum   5. Leave No Trace

Some patrons’ comments:

“Fantastic choices this season – thank you!”

“All four shows I attended were terrific. Love the variety of themes & countries represented!”

“Thank you for bringing these amazing films to Nanaimo.”

Fringe Flicks* is celebrating 20 years this fall! Our long-running independent film series has built a loyal audience by providing an intelligent alternative to mainstream movies. Our award-winning films from around the world are screened on Sundays at 1, 4 & 7pm and Mondays at 7pm at the Avalon Cinema in Woodgrove Centre.

*Fringe and Fringe Festival are licensed trade-marks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. Fringe Festivals are theatre festivals where artists are chosen by lottery and 100% of the box office is returned to the artists. Most of the plays that TheatreOne proudly presents have their origins at Canadian Fringe Festivals and we want to make the distinction that Fringe Flicks is not a Fringe festival. More info on CAFF and Fringe Festivals can be found here:

Curious about the titles we showed in the past? CLICK HERE for the list from 2011-2019!

Woman at War
May 5-6

Halla is a choirmaster who is about to adopt a child from a war-torn area in Ukraine, a longtime dream of hers. Halla is also an eco-terrorist, fueled by the proliferation of heavy industry ruining Iceland’s landscape.

The Silent Revolution
April 7-8

In 1956 East Germany, a group of senior high schoolers demonstrate solidarity with recent victims of the Hungarian Revolution. Their brief, silent protest ignites underlying tensions and leads to grave consequences.

March 24-25

Zain is only 12, but he’s seen enough of this life to resent his very existence. Encouraged by a current affairs program seeking to draw attention to child poverty, he files a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him.

Nothing Like A Dame
March 10-11

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith talk about their experience in theatre, TV and cinema – as they look back with the wisdom of their years, and with humour!

Leave No Trace
Feb. 17-18

Debra Granik’s intimate and complex coming-of-age story of a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle in the rugged countryside of the US Pacific Northwest.

Jan. 20-21

Taken for granted as a suburban mother, Agnes discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in unexpected ways.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Nov. 24-25

A high school girl gets shipped off to a Christian conversion therapy centre that treats teens with “same-sex attraction.” Cameron ends up finding her place among fellow outcasts.

The Third Murder
Nov. 11-12

This stunning film is a profoundly complex moral tale told as a murder mystery. Secret histories and unlikely alliances point to a complicated set of circumstances.

Three Identical Strangers
Oct. 14-15

Three complete strangers discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The joyous reunion could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

Hearts Beat Loud
Sept. 23-24

After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, a Brooklyn single dad and his daughter embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

"Finest film series on the island. No ads, no trailers, just fantastic independent, alternative or foreign language films.”

TheatreOne patron