The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming will be playing this Friday at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Entertaining evening ahead at Film Club this Friday

STRAWS and The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming sure to entertain

By Krista Liebe

Another film evening of the Williams Lake Film Club is finally coming up again this coming Friday, Dec. 1, at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Please note: this time the doors will open at 6 p.m. and screening will start at 6:30 p.m.

I was able to obtain the brand new documentary STRAWS and I wanted to show it to you as soon as possible.

STRAWS is a short, 32 minute, educational and entertaining film about plastic pollution.

Its brisk and engaging storytelling uses humour, fairness and heart to inspire plastic use changes. Oliver Berger will be present with more info and some giveaways.

We will show STRAWS before our main feature this Friday. The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming will follow.

It was released in 1966, directed by Norman Jewison, starring a great cast with Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Alda in his first big role, Brian Keith and many others. It was filmed in Bodega Bay, California, and runs for 126 minutes.

Robert Alden, top film critic in 1966 at The New York Times had this to say about the film:

“After two decades of cold war during which Americans and Russians have stared down the gun barrels at each other at all points of the compass, the United States has come up with a rousingly funny and perceptive motion picture about a desperately unfunny world situation.

“The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming is a credit to those who made it. By personalizing a dangerous confrontation between Russians and Americans, it reveals, through broad farce, the good and bad in both, the strengths and weaknesses of people under stress and the fundamental fact that, after all, Russians and Americans are basically human beings and, therefore share basic human qualities. And not one whit of this lesson is accomplished by preaching, but rather by a hilarious troupe of actors telling a hilarious tale in a hilarious way,” said Alden.

We can promise you a very entertaining evening. We will have refreshments ready before the main feature. Just remember, doors will open at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 6:30 p.m.

You will get two films for the price of one. Adults regular $10, Film Club members $8, seniors (65+) and students $6. See you Friday, Dec. 1st, we are so looking forward to welcome you.

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