The Thursday Film Series is back for the 2019 – 2020 Season. This Fall, the KFS will feature a lineup of 15 incredible films on Thursday nights at 7pm from September 12 to December 19, 2019. Save time and money by purchasing a 4-Film ($36), 8-Film ($64) and/or Full 15-Film ($105) Pass. Each Thursday the Thursday Film Series Committee will bring you something special, be it entertainment, special guests, speakers, etc., to make the Thursday Film Series even more of an experience.

Please note: Passes are only applicable to the official Thursday Film Series nights on Thursdays. Some of our TFS films are playing on other nights as well, but the passes will not be applicable to those screenings.

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September 12
The Doctor's Case

Based on the short story by Stephen Kings, when a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve "the perfect locked room mystery."

THURSDAY FILM SERIES PRESENTS: A Q&A WITH THE DOCTOR'S CASE DIRECTOR JAMES DOUGLAS AND OTHERS

JAMES DOUGLAS originally received acting training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. In 2004 he completed an internship with renowned theatre director Charles Marowitz, during a historic production of Vaclav Havel’s POKOUSENÍ at the National Theatre of the Czech Republic. In 2005 James traveled to the Netherlands to write, produce, and direct THE TULIP AND THE MAPLE LEAF, a documentary short celebrating the enduring post-WWII friendship between Canada and the Netherlands, which premiered at Ontario’s Royal Botanical Gardens in 2006. In 2010 he produced (with Patrick Curling and Jacy Schindel) a documentary about British Columbia’s past and current gold rushes called WILDS TO RICHES. The film was officially presented by CBC Television in July of 2013, and was nominated for a 2014 Leo Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. In 2017 James wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, THE DOCTOR’S CASE, based on the Sherlock Holmes story written by Stephen King, which won ten awards at 28 international film festivals within the first year of its release.

NORM COYNE is an award-winning live marketing, and media expert turned filmmaker. His journey began with the creation of Scene PG, an arts and entertainment magazine which earned over a dozen national awards across Canada. The success and profile of this publication provided the springboard for many celebrity placement events and tradeshows throughout the years, eventually leading to the creation of the blockbuster entertainment expo NORTHERN FANCON. This convention saw host to many stars in Northern British Columbia including William Shatner, Kevin Smith, Tia Carrere, Sean Astin, Karl Urban, Nichelle Nichols, Denise Crosby and Edward James Olmos. Northern FanCon has gone on to win several national awards and was the subject of a documentary short by TELUS. During the last five years, Norm has been merging the assets and relationships developed at Northern FanCon with his film projects and is seeing remarkable success. His trajectory has seen him produce several short films plus garner a Public Records grant for the music video COME DOWN by singer/songwriter Jer Breaks, two TELUS Storyhive grants for film projects - FINAL BREATH & INTERCOSPLAY ROBOSTELLAR PLASMATRON - and an Executive Producer credit on THE DOCTOR’S CASE based on the short story written by Stephen King. Most recently, Norm served as Producer on the paranormal history television series pilot WICKED WAYS which starred past Northern FanCon guests cosplay superstar LeeAnna Vamp and voice acting legend Mark Meer.

STU CAWOOD was born and raised in the Cariboo. Stewart Cawood found his love for acting on the high school stage while playing the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance. He later pursued a double Bachelor's degree in Acting and History, followed by a teaching degree at Thompson Rivers University - TRU WORLD. While in Kamloops, he performed with Project X's productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as Kamloops-based comedy troupe The Saucy Fops. On film, Stu can be seen acting alongside The Doctor's Case writer/director James Douglas in Defenseless, and also starred as Cookie in Chad Magnant's Pigboy. Stu is the Technical Director of Histrionics Theatre Company in Wells, and through HTC has worked as a Creative Consultant to London UK Records, during the development and presentation of latter's international production of The Saints of British Rock, which toured the Canadian Fringe circuit in 2012, and travelled to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013.

Since relocating to Wells, British Columbia, Stu has also worked as stage manager for Andrew Hamilton's Kaliban, and Histrionics Theatre Company's The Fred Wells Show.

ANDREW HAMILTON originally received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Alberta. An early stalwart of Edmonton, Alberta's professional arts and culture community, Andrew spent the first half of his acting career performing in a variety of Shakespeare productions, touring shows and new dramatic works until first discovering a passion for educational interpretation in 1996, while working for the City of Edmonton. Three years later he segued to a successful career in first-person theatrical interpretation at Barkerville, British Columbia. There, except for a two-season stint at Vancouver's now-defunct Storyeum, Andrew has been happy to remain a vital part of Barkerville's award-winning performance team, where he is perhaps best known for playing town namesake William "Billy" Barker. Andrew has remained active in the traditional theatre, too, most recently appearing in the world premiere of Alberta Theatre Projects' Enbridge Playwrights Award-winning playwright Michaela Jeffery's Godhead at the Sunset Theatre in Wells, British Columbia, and a variety of local cabarets.

Andrew is also the writer and performer of a critically-lauded solo verse play called Kaliban, which uses characters from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell a wholly original, and darkly funny story.

September 19
Light of my Life

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

September 26
Maiden

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist? Tracy Edwards proved them wrong.

October 3
The Farewell

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

October 10
Red Joan

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information - including details on the building of the atomic bomb - to the Soviet government for decades. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.

October 17
The Peanut Butter Falcon

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

October 24
Padman

Pad Man is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed and written by R. Balki, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. Inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is based on the short story "The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land" in Twinkle Khanna's book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who introduced low-cost sanitary pads.

October 31
Dogman

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.