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Gimli Waterfront Preparing for Annual Film Festival

June 18, 2014 3:14 PM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

Gimli Film FestivalThe lineup for the 14th annual Gimli Film Festival has been revealed, preparing film-goers for five days of documentaries, dramas and short films on the Lake Winnipeg waterfront July 23-27.

This year’s festival includes the Western Canadian premieres of the film adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling book, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, directed by Felix Herngre, Land Ho! by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, Doug Block’s 112 Weddings, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski and The Overnighters by Jesse Moss.

“We are so excited about the lineup that our programmer Aaron Zeghers has pulled together,” said GFF’s festival director Leona Johnson. “Aaron is a filmmaker himself and the diverse and exciting line-up will truly capture the imagination of festival goers of all ages.”

The popular free beaching screens are also back, with screenings of “Cocoon,” “A River Runs Through It,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Dead Calm,” “Dirty Dancing,” and “The Dark Side of the Rainbow.”

Festival passes are on sale now through the GFF office at Suite 100 — 94 1st Street in Gimli’s Waterfront Centre or by phone at (204) 642-8846. Individual film tickets are $10.

To see the complete film lineup, visit GimliFilm.com.