The film club wraps up this season Tuesday with the film The Color of Paradise and a Christmas social following the film. Donations for the food bank are requested as well. The club will also make a presentation to the new LDA partner

The film club wraps up this season Tuesday with the film The Color of Paradise and a Christmas social following the film. Donations for the food bank are requested as well. The club will also make a presentation to the new LDA partner

Color of Paradise final film club offering Tuesday for the fall season

The Color of Paradise from Iran with English subtitles will be screened by the Williams Film Club Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Next Tuesday, Dec.  10, the Williams Lake Film Club will be screening its last film for this year at the Gibraltar Room.

The Color of Paradise is a film from Iran with English subtitles.

The subtitles are white on black and very easy to read.

Academy Award nominee Majid Majidi is the director.

The story is beautiful and smart and just as interesting for adults as it is for the younger audience.

We get to know Mohammad, a gifted blind boy who attends the Institute for the Blind in the big city of Teheran.

Summer holidays are beginning and he is waiting for his father to pick him up to spend the holiday with his family in a small village in the country side.

Mohammad does not know that his father has decided to marry again, a local widow with a large dowry.

And that his father is ashamed of him, his own son with such a severe handicap.

He wants to hide Mohammad, or you could say he really wants to get rid of him.

As the wedding is quickly approaching the father has to come to a solution just as quickly.

And he thinks he has found one.

See for yourself how the story unfolds.

It is fascinating to watch how much in tune  Mohammad is with the world around him.

You come to believe that he really does see the “Colour” of Paradise, that he sees the children, the people around him, and especially the animals with his heart.

He is full of joy to be alive and to experience life in all its “colours.” His father, however, has shut his heart toward the joy in life his son sees.

He has become hard and greedy, only open to his wants.

The story is quite simple but so very well done and the lush countryside is a wonder to behold.

As the New York Times says: “Stunningly beautiful. A gem.” That describes the film perfectly.

We are also very excited that we have the opportunity to present our first cheque of $2,000 to our new partner for the LDA, the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre.

We have been hard at work to set everything up and the LDA office will be running again next week.

Their new telephone number is 250-392-4489, ask for Sydney.

Sydney Wolstenholme will be at our film screening to introduce herself and to accept the cheque.

Nancy Gale, executive director, is out of town, but will introduce herself to you at a later date.

She is just as excited about our partnership as we are.

As this is the last film for this season, we once again will have a little Christmas Social after the film, with mulled apple cider, hot chocolate and other treats.

Wouldn’t it be fun if you share some of your Christmas baking with us?

We are really looking forward to that!

As this is the time for sharing, let us also bring something for the food bank.

This is our largest collection of the year, and probably the most important one.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room. Back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $9 regular, $8 for Williams Lake Film Club members, and $6 for seniors (65+) and students, HS and TRU. Children under 12 are free.

 

See you next Tuesday, Dec. 10! Happy Holidays!

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake GMHL expansion questions, concerns, to be discussed later this month

If approved, the team would begin play in the fall of 2021

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler comes off a night shift on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Our Hometown: The doctor is in the house

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler was born and raised in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Trail Riders Arena is slated to have a new roof installed this spring after funding from the province’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Trail Riders Arena, stable stalls, to get new roof at Stampede Grounds

Some of the stalls currently aren’t able to be rented out due to leaks in the roof

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
43 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

368 cases in the region remain active

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(File photo)
Kamloops Mountie bitten while arresting woman

The assault on March 1 is the latest in a string of incidents that have left local officers injured

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
B.C. mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

(Pxhere)
B.C. research reveals how pandemic has changed attitudes towards sex, health services

CDC survey shows that 35 per cent of people were worried about being judged

Some Canadians are finding butter harder than usual, resulting in an avalanche of social media controversy around #buttergate. (Brett Williams/The Observer)
#Buttergate: Concerns around hard butter hit small B.C. towns and beyond

Canadians find their butter was getting harder, blame palm oil in part one of this series

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon speaks in the B.C. legislature, describing work underway to make a small business and tourism aid package less restrictive, Dec. 10, 2020. (Hansard TV)
B.C. extends deadline for tourism, small business COVID-19 grants

Business owners expect months more of lost revenues

Most Read