Independent Films at the Avalon Cinema, Woodgrove Centre

Sundays at 1, 4 & 7pm and Mondays at 7pm

Season Dates 2018: Sept. 23-24, Oct. 14-15, Nov. 11-12, Nov. 25-26
2019: Jan. 20-21, Feb. 17-18, Mar. 10-11, Mar. 24-25, Apr. 7-8 and Apr. 21-22

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The Fringe Flicks survey results are in. 300 people responded with their most loved and least liked of this year’s line-up.

The TOP 5 favourite films:
1. Maudie     2. Meditation Park     3. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool     4. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World     5. Faces, Places

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

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2017-18 Titles

Sept. 24/25


Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.         

Can/Ire, 2016 | 115 min

Oct. 29/30

Beatriz at Dinner

Director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White reunite for what has been called “the first dramatic comedy that’s an explicit and provocative allegory of the Age of Trump.”

USA, 2017 | 83 mins.

Nov. 12/13

Tulip Fever

This period piece tells the tale of a torrid romance between a painter and a beautiful, young married woman at the height of tulip mania in 17th-century Amsterdam.

UK/USA, 2017 | 107 mins.

Nov. 26/27

Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World

With a focus on rock ’n’ roll, blues, and jazz , this award-winning documentary tells the fascinating history of Indigenous contribution to popular music of the last century.

Canada, 2017 | 103 mins.

The Other Side of Hope

Jan. 14/15

A funny, heartfelt story about the Syrian refugee crisis from Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish master of deadpan comedy.

Finland / Germany | 2017 | 101 minutes Finnish, English, Arabic


Jan. 28/29

Fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist Lucky finds himself thrust into a late-in-life journey of self-exploration.

Dirtected by John Carroll Lynch

USA | 88 minutes | 2017 | 14A 

Faces, Places

(Visages, Villages)

Feb. 18/19

Director Agnes Varda and artist JR travel to villages in France, producing epic-sized portraits of the locals.

France | 2017

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Mar. 11/12

Annette Bening stars in this memoir by British actor Peter Turner, that recounts his romance with Gloria Grahame.

United Kingdom | 105 minutes | 2016 | 14A | Canadian Premiere

The Breadwinner

Mar. 25/26

This beautifully animated feature produced by Angelina Jolie tells the extraordinary story of an Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy.

USA | 2017 | 94 mins.

Meditation Park

Apr. 15/16

A devoted wife and mother is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds a woman’s thong in his laundry.

Canada | 2017 | 94 mins.