Rotary Club of Stittsville Announces Fall International Film Series – Stittsville Central


Autumn has arrived and the Rotary Club of Stittsville again hold their International film series for residents from September 26 and will continue through December 12 with screenings at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Landmark Cinemas in Kanata. Collaborate with the film circuit of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Rotary Club Film Committee selected two films for September and October screenings from the TIFF list. November and December films will be announced in the coming weeks.

The September 26 screening will feature British drama/comedy, The Phantom of the Openfeaturing Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance. The film, based on a true story, follows Maurice Flitcroft as he repeatedly competes in the British Golf Open and repeatedly loses with the worst scores ever in professional golf history. This poignant and heartwarming story shows the power of optimism, the importance of family and the joy of achieving dreams.

On October 24, a French film will be screened (subtitled in English), Happening. This movie is a adaptation of the novel by Annie Ernaux, and it follows the journey of a young girl, Annie, through the first trimester of her unwanted pregnancy in 1963, when abortion was illegal in France. This film offers a timely reflection on the issues raised following the reversal of the decision in the US court case, Roe vs. Wade.

Filming dates are September 26, October 24, November 28 and December 12. deal with mature subjects and are not suitable for children.

Movie passes are available now for $60 for all four movies. To purchase your pass, please contact Charles Mossman ([email protected]) for 4:00 p.m. passes, or Elke Harder ([email protected]) for 7:00 p.m. passes.

Proceeds from the International Film Series support a variety of Rotary club projects and giving within our community and around the world. Some of the organizations that have recently received financial support from our club are Chrysalis House Women’s Shelter, Stittsville Food Bank, Richmond Food Bank, Catholic Center for Immigrants (in support of Afghan, Syrian and now Ukrainian refugees), Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan and ShelterBox (an affiliate of Rotary International that provides temporary housing for refugees, including those from Ukraine).


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