A scene from Tuesda’s upcoming film Saint Ralph.

A scene from Tuesda’s upcoming film Saint Ralph.

Saint Ralph wraps up film club’s fall season

We are coming to the end of the first part of our season.

We are coming to the end of the first part of our season.

How fast it went.

Saint Ralph is a Canadian film, directed and written by Michael McGowan will be shown at the Gibraltar Room, Tuesday, Dec. 15 starting at 7 p.m.

It is a comedy/drama, runs for 98 minutes, and has been rated PG 13.

However, as long as your child understands some problems of puberty it certainly is old enough for this film.

The main actors are Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, and Gordon Pinsent.

Fourteen-year-old Ralph Walker, as Saint Ralph, has a case of raging hormones that land him in all kinds of mischievous troubles.

He is an awkward yet straightforward boy, without a father and with a mother who falls into a coma while being treated for a serious illness.

As a nurse puts it rather succinctly, only a miracle can help her.

Ralph is intrigued by this idea. He asks a teacher, and soon to be running mentor, if you have to be a saint to perform a miracle.

Father Hibbard, often the iconoclast, answers that logic would say that it required only faith, purity and prayer. Desperate for a miracle that will prevent him from being an orphan, Ralph is told that winning the Boston Marathon would be just that.

The time in the film is the year 1954 when only 176 runners entered Boston, but even that was considered huge.

By taking on Boston, Ralph inadvertently makes all of those around him feel like they are a part of something big, something that does not happen every day, something truly important. And you, the audience, will be just as caught up.

Director/writer Mike McGowan won the Detroit Free Press Marathon in 1995. He won a Mazda 626, sold it and used the money to fund his freelance writing career after graduating from the University of North Carolina. He later went on to write and direct films including a wonderful movie called Saint Ralph.

This is a film which will leave you warm and fuzzy, just right for the Christmas season. And in the spirit of the Christmas season we ask you to please think of the Food Bank  and bring something along, maybe even something special for Christmas.

After the film we will be serving our popular mulled apple cider and some Christmas baking. Maybe you will bring some of your baking along and share it with all of us. Let us all get into the Christmas spirit and have fun together.

Remember, one more reason to celebrate is that the Williams Lake Film Club, once again donated $2,000 to the LDA, the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities, to make one-on-one tutoring available to them.

Back doors open at 6:30 p.m. Regular admission is $9, for Film Club members $8, and $6 for seniors (65+ please) and High School and TRU students.

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