Indie film group launches winter series

Gearing up for its winter season, the Red Deer Independent Film Group kicks things off with Made in Dagenham on Jan. 3.

‘Reel Movie Mondays’ is a partnership of Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts, the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and the Toronto International Film Circuit in cooperation with Cineplex Galaxy Theatre.

The upcoming series features five films through the winter months with screenings held at Galaxy Cinema starting at 7 p.m.

Made in Dagenham is a dramatization of the 1968 strike at Britain’s Ford Dagenham car plant where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Ultimately, these women were directly responsible for equal pay legislation across the globe.

Waiting for Superman, a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the U.S. follows on Jan. 17. The film is motivated by alarming signs that children are falling behind in basic skills even as spending has increased.

Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) lends a human face to the problem by following five children trying to navigate their way through the public school system.

Incendies plays Jan. 31. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film follows two siblings as they attempt to unravel the mystery of their mother’s life when they are surprised upon her death to discover that she has left two envelopes — one for a father they thought was dead and one for a brother they’ve never heard of.

The search for the truth of their mother’s life leads them from Montreal to Lebanon, where the children slowly piece together their mother’s heartbreaking story.

Barney’s Version, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s international bestselling novel plays Feb. 14. When a former acquaintance threatens to reveal an assortment of sins committed by Barney Panofsky over his lifetime, Barney decides to present the world with his own version of events.

What follows is a funny and poignant telling of a highly flawed character’s life story. Barney’s Version is an entertaining and affecting reflection of life, love, and friendship.

The final film of the series, Fathers & Sons, screens Feb. 28. In this follow-up to his 2008 Mothers & Daughters, director Carl Bessai continues his acute exploration of family dynamics in an acerbic celebration of the father-son bond.

Bessai turns the lens on four distinct and engaging father and son relationships and all of the drama and humour woven into these dysfunctional pairings.

Tickets at the door are $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.

Memberships in the Red Deer Independent Film Group and advance tickets can be purchased from the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. A membership costs $10.00 and entitles the holder to a discount on ticket prices throughout the 2010-2011 season.

Ticket packages for the winter series are available for $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Visit for more information.

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