Unfortunately, due to current restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we have cancelled the remaining two films in the Spring 2020 Series. These were ‘One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk’ (April 23) and ‘It Must Be Heaven’ (May 21).

If you have already purchased tickets for these films, kindly consider leaving the balance of the ticket value with the Penticton Art Gallery as a donation. If you wish, we will gladly credit your PAG account with the balance of funds to use for the next series.

If you require a refund, please email Maya Gauthier at Refunds can only be issued by cheque at this time.

We look forward to watching incredible films again with you soon!


Directed by Alex Holmes
93 minutes

It starts with a warning: “The ocean’s always trying to kill you, it doesn’t take a break.” But the obstacles awaiting the subjects of this thrilling and uplifting documentary go far beyond the sea itself. Tracing the journey of forward-thinking crew cook turned sailor, Tracy Edwards, Maiden unspools a heart-pounding race around the world, but the true challenges facing Edwards and her all-woman crew include institutionalized sexism, a media circus, and crushing self-doubt. 

Maiden is simply riveting, a story of grandeur and sweep that's also moving and intimate. Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald.

Showing Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

And The Birds Rained Down

Directed by Louise Archambault
CANADA | subtitled
126 minutes

On the shores of a lake in Quebec, miles from civilization, three elderly men living as hermits have found peace, but their back-to-land existence is increasingly endangered by infirmity, nature, and the arrival of two outsiders. And The Birds Rained Down is a moving and elegantly delivered tribute to the need to live independently and on one’s own terms — and a cry for respect for people, their choices, and awakenings.

Touching, heartbreaking, and dangerously thought-provoking, And the Birds Rained Down will force you to re-examine your relationship with yourself, the world around you, and the people you love. Anne T. Donahue, The Globe and Mail.

Showing Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
CANADA | subtitled
112 minutes

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk hinges on a pivotal 1961 encounter in north Baffin Island, between the title character, other community leaders, and a government emissary who has come relocate the nomadic hunters to permanent settlements and send their children to school. The real Noah Piugattuk was born in 1900 and lived to be 96 years old, during which time he saw the decline of traditional practices that had existed for thousands of years. In this one day, and this fateful meeting, filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) masterfully condenses much of Inuit-settler relations, and the emotional and historical layers make it one of his finest works.

Showing Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

It Must Be Heaven

Directed by Elia Suleiman
FRANCE/Turkey | subtitled
112 minutes

Elia Suleiman, a real-life famed figure in Palestinian cinema, stars in his own film, personally investigating the meanings of being in exile and in search of a home. Opening in his native Palestine before moving to Paris and then New York, It Must Be Heaven comprises comedic vignettes, some whimsical, some wistful, some darker than others. With a screen presence that has been compared to Buster Keaton’s, Suleiman lends a detached bemusement to his observation of the minute oddities of daily life and the absurdities of nationalism, normality and identity.


Showing Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm