The Williams Lake Film Club is ramping up for its latest screening: The Believer

The Williams Lake Film Club is ramping up for its latest screening: The Believer

Film club set to show The Believer

The next film of the Williams Lake Film Club, The Believer, will be shown this coming Monday, Nov. 14.

The next film of the Williams Lake Film Club, The Believer, will be shown this coming Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Gibraltar Room, Cariboo Memorial Complex.

Back doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 adult regular, $8 for Film Club members (membership is $10 for the year) and $6 for seniors (65+) and students, High School and TRU. Some technical details for the film are: director/writer: Henry Bean, Stars: Ryan Gosling , Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows and many others, Country: USA, Language: English/Hebrew, filmed in New York City, drama, rated R, 98 min.

The Believer was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. Around this time of year we always try to show a film dealing in some way with subjects related to Remembrance Day.

The Believer deals with racism and is based upon a real life story. It is a gripping and daring portrayal of a young Jewish man living an impossible contradiction as a neo-Nazi skinhead, telling the story of Danny Balint and his struggle between destroying his own people and being drawn back to Judaism.

Danny has been a jeshiva student with a thorough knowledge of the Torah. Now he is a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. This is a film examining themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole.

Danny Balint is played by Ryan Gosling, a Canadian actor then 19 years old. This was his first starring role after having been known for many years as a Mouseketeer. He is amazing in this role, so intense and believable that it will take your breath away. The director/writer of the film, Henry Bean, is a Jew himself.

He said that he became more religious because of his film, but after the ensuing extensive controversy over his film this remained the only one he ever made.

We have discussed racism quite a bit this last year. I urge you all to see this film. This might just be the most thought provoking film you will see on this subject.

All of the  proceeds of the Williams Lake Film Club are used to support the LDA, Williams Lake Chapter, for one-on-one tutoring for students with learning problems. The office is located at the Child Development Centre. For more information on the work of the LDA please call Krista Liebe at 250-398-9149.

The Believer is the only film shown on a Monday this season as the Gibraltar Room was not available Friday, Nov. 11. All other Williams Lake Film Club films are shown on a Friday.

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

Just Posted

Seniors in the Interior Health region can book their COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 a.m. (File photo)
Seniors in Interior Heath region can book COVID-19 shots starting Monday

Starting March 8 the vaccination call centre will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
MLA’s CORNER: Premier Horgan needs to work harder

There are lots of people out there who are in desperate need of assistance

The first Chimney Creek Roadhouse, constructed in 1864. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Provincial Archives)
HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The Isnardy family of Williams Lake

Amadee Isnardy was born in 1840 near Nice, France

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
FOREST INK: Ecological economics not a popular topic for most people

The following is a review of the no (or slow) growth concept

Do you have a letter? Email us at
LETTER: BC Liberals left ICBC a mess: Farnworth

Our BC NDP government has worked tirelessly to fix the mess that was left behind

The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 7 to 13

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day and Kidney Day are all coming up this week

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

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Donald Alan Sweet was once an all star CFL kicker who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Montreal Concordes over a 13-year career. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Ex-B.C. teacher who was CFL kicker charged with assault, sexual crimes against former students

Donald Sweet taught in Mission School District for 10 years, investigators seek further witnesses

During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
VIDEO: One man shot dead on Vancouver Island in ‘targeted incident’

Highway 14 reopens following multi-hour closure for investigation

Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
$16.9 million invested to improve worker safety, strengthen B.C.’s food supply chain

Money to be used for social distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, and air circulation

Most Read