Movies

William Belleau, right, poses with actor Anthony Hopkins during the filming of Blackway in Vernon, B.C. in 2016. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc’s William Belleau cast in Martin Scorsese film

Latest role adds to list including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Blackway, The Killing and Frontier

 

Characters from the children’s movie “Bigfoot Family” are shown in this handout photo. The Belgian director of the movie wants to thank the Alberta government’s energy war room for starting a “ludicrous” controversy that increased the number of streams of the film. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ben Stassen *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It’s silly:’ Director of Bigfoot movie thanks Alberta energy centre for controversy

The movie follows a character named Adam and his Bigfoot dad as they take on an evil oil tycoon from Texas

 

The concessions stand at a Cineplex movie theatre in Toronto remains closed on July 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cineplex CEO calls COVID-19 cinema closures in Alberta ‘devastating’ for employees

Ellis Jacob argues that cinemas are a safer form of gathering than other indoor venues

 

A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. The Rio Theatre in Vancouver says it’s reopening as a sports bar showing games on the big screen, a move that would work around provincial health orders that allow bars to stay open but theatres to close. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

Operators of the Rio have been frequent critics of provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guidelines

A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. The Rio Theatre in Vancouver says it’s reopening as a sports bar showing games on the big screen, a move that would work around provincial health orders that allow bars to stay open but theatres to close. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A movie goer makes his way to a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cineplex tries to woo moviegoers with theatre rentals after 91% drop in tickets sold

Earlier, Cineplex reported a net loss of $121.2 million or $1.91 per share

A movie goer makes his way to a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
The Alston Theatre and the old Oliver Theatre was bustling with activity during the Stampede Parade in 1958. The Alston Theatre (left) and the Oliver Theatre (right) were situated between Syd and Dilly Western’s house and yard. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2020: From humble beginnings

Williams Lake’s movie theatres have rich history

  • Oct 11, 2020
The Alston Theatre and the old Oliver Theatre was bustling with activity during the Stampede Parade in 1958. The Alston Theatre (left) and the Oliver Theatre (right) were situated between Syd and Dilly Western’s house and yard. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)
The Williams Lake Film Club is putting the brakes on its season until the 50-person gathering limit is lifted. (Photo submitted)

Film club on hold until gathering cap raised

On May 6, the BC Government announced that attendance caps of 50 people will remain in effect

  • Aug 31, 2020
The Williams Lake Film Club is putting the brakes on its season until the 50-person gathering limit is lifted. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake-filmed ‘Because We Are Girls’ to be streamed free on NFB website

Williams Lake-filmed ‘Because We Are Girls’ to be streamed free on NFB website

Acclaimed movie among seven documentaries to debut at NFB.ca in July

Williams Lake-filmed ‘Because We Are Girls’ to be streamed free on NFB website
Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)

Some movie theatres set to reopen this week following lengthy COVID-19 shutdown

Movie goers should expect a different experience, B.C.’s two largest movie theatre companies say

Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)
Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)

Interlakes builds drive-in movie theatre

‘It looks like it could be a golf course now, really, it’s beautiful’

Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)
Sandra Oh arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Canadian film will be celebrated this week with some online streaming initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Canuck movies to be celebrated virtually on National Canadian Film Day

The day will feature a four-hour interactive livestream broadcast

Sandra Oh arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Canadian film will be celebrated this week with some online streaming initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Paradise Cinemas will be closed until April 2 due to public health and safety concerns stemming from precautions taking to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Paradise Cinemas will be closed until April 2 due to public health and safety concerns stemming from precautions taking to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Eight Sxoxomic school students took part in making the moving including Malaki Duncan-Johnson (from left), Nathan Johnson and Drayden Paul.

Esk’etemc students embrace chance to create short film with William Belleau

“For me (this project) was very spiritually rewarding, it’s really hard to put into words.”

Eight Sxoxomic school students took part in making the moving including Malaki Duncan-Johnson (from left), Nathan Johnson and Drayden Paul.
FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

New James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ will now hit theatres worldwide in November 2020

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)
Apayata Kotierk plays his uncle Noah Piugattuk opposite of Kim Bodnia as ‘The Boss’ in One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. (Photo submitted)

Colonialism examined through an Inuit lens in Film Club’s next offering in March

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk in on next Friday, March 6 at the Gibraltar Room

  • Feb 28, 2020
Apayata Kotierk plays his uncle Noah Piugattuk opposite of Kim Bodnia as ‘The Boss’ in One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. (Photo submitted)
A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”

‘Paw Patrol’ to be turned into first of multiple feature films

Spin Master says the animated movie will hit theatres in August 2021.

A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”
Sigourney Weaver arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

VIDEO: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture at Academy Awards

Bong Joon Ho’s satire took best director, best original screenplay and best international film

Sigourney Weaver arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
VIDEO: From Pitt to ‘1917,’ what to anticipate at Sunday’s Oscars
VIDEO: From Pitt to ‘1917,’ what to anticipate at Sunday’s Oscars
Sarah Sigurdon (from left) Dwayne Davis and Tiffany Jorgensen are all lending their artistic talents to Paradise Cinemas this year to create two beautiful murals celebrating the legacy of cinema. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Paradise Cinemas embraces local talent

Those three artists include Sarah Sigurdson, Tiffany Jorgensen and Dwayne Davis

Sarah Sigurdon (from left) Dwayne Davis and Tiffany Jorgensen are all lending their artistic talents to Paradise Cinemas this year to create two beautiful murals celebrating the legacy of cinema. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)