CANADIAN and Manitoba films are highlighted on the third day of the Gimli Film Festival today.
On the program:
- Euphoria (12 p.m., at Venue 1, Gimli Theatre)
Winnipeg director Paula Kelly's road movie/drama stars Less Than Kind's Brooke Palsson and Sarah Constible as a daughter and a mother confronting years of lies as Palsson's young woman comes to the realization that mom hasn't been entirely honest about their departure from home years earlier.
- We Were Children (1:30 p.m. at Venue 2, Lady of the Lake Theatre)
This Winnipeg-made drama focuses on the residential school scandal as experienced by a pair of aboriginal siblings taken from their home and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they endure years of abuse.
- 30 Ghosts (3 p.m. at Venue 3, Aspire Theatre)
This feature documentary examines the life of Kim Hadfield, a horse farmer who aspires to be a paranormal investigator in her personal mission to prove the existence of ghosts.
- The Disappeared (4:30 p.m. at Venue 2, Lady of the Lake Theatre)
A Canadian drama about six fishermen who struggle to survive after their fishing boat sinks in the North Atlantic.
- Becoming Redwood (7:30 p.m. at Venue 2, Lady of the Lake Theatre)
When his dad is arrested, a long-haired, golf-obsessed hippie boy is sent to live with his estranged mom and her hostile family in this Canadian comedy-drama.
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (10 p.m. at the Beach Screen)
Steven Spielberg's 1978 followup to Jaws is a unique blend of sci-fi epic and mystery as a regular working Joe (Richard Dreyfuss) emerges from a UFO sighting urgently compelled to find the extraterrestrials who have "invited" a sampling of earthlings to a historic meet-and-greet.
For complete listings of what's on at the Gimli Film Festival, go to www.gimlifilm.com.