By Barb McKay
Once again, Kincardine film lovers won’t have to travel to
The 4th annual myFM Kincardine International Film Festival (KIFF), sponsored by Bruce Telecom, will be held at the Aztec Theatre next weekend. The festival will kick off Sept. 13 with a screening of The Sapphires, by first-time filmmaker Wayne Blair. The musical-comedy is based on a play by Tony Briggs, who based the script on his mother and aunt, who were members of an Aboriginal soul quartet that performed for American troops during the Vietnam War.
“It’s fun with a happy ending,” said Rob Mise, one of KIFF’s organizers.
On Sept. 14, KIFF will show Stories We Tell, a documentary by Canadian actor, writer and director Sarah Polley, based on her life and family. Ordinarily, KIFF wouldn’t include a docudrama in its line-up, Mise said, but this film will appeal to a wide audience.
“It’s really intriguing, so well done,” he said. “I was riveted.”
The films begin at on Friday and Saturday and tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
As in past years, on Sunday, Sept. 15, the Kincardine Lions Club is sponsoring a free kids’ day at the Aztec. A total of nine children’s short films will be shown during the afternoon, beginning at and there will be free popcorn. Doors open at .
“We could not do kids day without the Lions Club,” Mise said. “We’re expecting a full house.”