It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday

Film club to screen It’s a Disaster

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Williams Lake Film Club will present its last regular film of the season next week.

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Our last presentation of this year will be the Reel Paddling Film Festival  on Tuesday, May 6. Yes, Williams Lake is now officially part of the world tour.

This brings us to , a 2012 art-house black comedy film written and directed by Todd Berger.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, now deceased, saw the play in Los Angeles performed by Second City of Chicago and decided it had to be made into a film.  And he was right. This is an off-beat comedy which will leave you with a lot to think about — once you stop laughing.

Four couples meet for their regular Sunday brunch to exchange their gossip, catty remarks, funny barbs, awkwardly interacting and accidentally saying the exact wrong thing.

So far, brunch as usual.

Then things start to go really wrong.  Phones don’t work, TV does not work. Their neighbour appears at their door in a Hazmat suit, telling them not to leave the house. What happened?  Sirens are wailing on  streets far away.

Their city … America … has been struck by … something. A nuclear plant explosion? A terrorist attack? Is death imminent?

And are they stuck with one another to see out life as they know it? They frantically try to remember what to do.

Inhibitions are dropped, secrets are told, drugs are taken, all barriers are down.

Although this film is about impending doom, it keeps you laughing — and caring. You might even wipe away a tear or two. The film is fast paced, peppered with amusing asides, and full of  genuine surprises. Nothing mushy about this film.

Advance tickets for the Reel Paddling Film Festival are now available at Red Shreds for $12 and will be available at the door for $15. Visit the Williams Lake Film Club on Facebook.


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

Just Posted

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
FOREST INK: New batteries close to industrial level applications

The good news is the hope that this cost should come down each year

Researchers in B.C. say earlier than usual return of bats or dead bats can indicate trouble, such as signs of white-nose syndrome. (Cathy Koot photo)
Public help is essential for monitoring for bat disease

Anyone finding a dead bat is asked to report it to the BC Community Bat Program

Sandi Griffiths is the region’s new district manager of transportation for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
New MOTI district manager takes the wheel in Williams Lake

Sandi Griffiths replaces Todd Hubner who retired recently

Mclean Silverton rides a rail in Boitanio Park - one of seven new features installed by the city this past week. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Snow park in Boitanio open for riding

If any users find that the park requires attention, please contact city hall at 250-392-2311

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. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

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

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
B.C. children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Pig races at the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Aug. 12, 2017. Monday, March 1, 2021 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 28 to March 6

Pig Day, Canadian Bacon Day and Grammar Day are all coming up this week

Most Read