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Two films in series are Golden Globe nominees John Curry

EMC news - Two of the ďŹ lms nominated for best foreign ďŹ lm at the 70th Golden Globe awards on Sunday, Jan. 13 are included in the International Film Series being presented by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville. Both “The Intouchables,â€? a French ďŹ lm that has become one of the highest grossing non-English language ďŹ lms of all time, and “A Royal Affair,â€? a Danish ďŹ lm that was presented at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, were among the ďŹ lms nominated for the Golden Globes. The best foreign ďŹ lm award went to “Amour,â€? an Austrian production. But having two of the four ďŹ lms in the series nominated at the Golden Globe awards says something about the caliber of ďŹ lms that are being shown in the series. Indeed, the Canadian-made “Stories We Tell,â€? another ďŹ lm in the series that is directed

by Canadian award winning actress Sarah Polley, recently won the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award with its $100,000 prize. And the fourth ďŹ lm in the series, “The Sapphires,â€? an Australian musical comedy, was well received by movie goers at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Now, those who want to see all four of these movies will have to act quickly because the ďŹ rst one, “The Intouchables,â€? which, by the way, has English subtitles, is being shown this Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre at Kanata Centrum in Kanata. It is a ďŹ lm whose story revolves around the development of an improbable bond between a wealthy quadriplegic and a young offender of Senegalese descent who is hired as a live-in caregiver. But if you are too late for this, don’t fret. Passes for the ďŹ lm series will still be sold but will be pro-rated for three ďŹ lms rather than four ďŹ lms. For example, after the ďŹ rst movie

this Thursday, passes will be sold for $27 to cover the remaining three movies. However, a word to the wise – you should act quickly because the passes are selling quickly and all the seats in the theatre may soon be ďŹ lled up. Next comes “Stories We Tell,â€? on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., again at the Empire Theatre at Kanata Centrum. This ďŹ lm had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and followed that up with its North American premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Being selected as the best Canadian ďŹ lm recently was just icing on the cake for this ďŹ lm. The third ďŹ lm that will be shown in this International Film Series presented by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville will be the Golden Globe nominated “A Royal Affair,â€? which will be screened on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre in Kanata. This ďŹ lm is an historical drama set in 18th century Denmark

at the court of the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark. It features a romance that develops between the Queen and the royal physician. Although a Danish ďŹ lm, it has English subtitles. The fourth and ďŹ nal ďŹ lm in this International Film Series is a musical comedy “The Sapphires,â€? a 2012 Australian ďŹ lm about four indigenous women who form a musical group and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to entertain the troops in the war there. This ďŹ lm had its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This ďŹ lm will be shown at the Empire Theatre at Kanata Centrum on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. A pass to see all four of these movies over this four month period is selling for only $36 for one person at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. If a pass is purchased after the ďŹ rst movie has been shown, the cost will be pro-rat-

ed accordingly. Reaction to this ďŹ rst-ever International Film Series has been so positive that the initial run of passes sold out and more passes had to be printed. Fortunately, the theatre at the Empire Theatre complex in Kanata can accommodate these increased numbers. But there is a limit – so get your pass soon. What is great about the passes is that the passes are transferable. So, if something comes up and you cannot attend one of the movies, you can give it to someone else to use. The Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville is presenting this international ďŹ lm series thanks to the cooperation and partnership of Film Circuit, the ďŹ lm outreach arm of the Toronto International Film Festival. For more information about this International Film Series, please call Valerie Wright, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville, at 613-836-9125 or send an email to ďŹ .

Eighth annual Trivia Challenge Night on Feb. 22

EMC news - Friday, Feb. 22 is only a month away. That means that it is only a month until 16 teams of multiple players compete against each other to demonstrate just who knows the most trivia. This will be happening at the eighth annual Trivia Chal-

lenge Night which the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville is presenting on Friday evening, Feb. 22 at the Lions Hall in Stittsville. There’s a $500 cash prize for the winning team. The runner-up team gets $250 while the third place team takes home $150. There will also be prizes, each valued in the $100 range,

that will be given away for the winning team in each of the ten rounds of trivia that are played that evening. There will also be a silent auction taking place that evening. The Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville will be using the proceeds from this Trivia Challenge Night to help fund its work both in the commu-

nity and internationally. This includes support for the Dave Smith Drug Treatment Centre, the Ottawa Rotary Home,

developing a library and community centre in Luweero in Uganda, providing a fresh water well in Ghana and sup-

porting bursaries for youth. Carolyn Clark is the current presidentof the Rotary Club of Ottawa - Stittsville.

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