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Pop-up film festival coming to Paramount Theatre in downtown Kamloops

The May 20-21 festival, presented by the Vancouver International Film Festival, will screen four films and feature a workshop on smartphone movie-making
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A pop-up film festival is set for May 20 and May 21 at the Paramount Theatre, downtown at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue.

The festival, presented by the Vancouver International Film Festival, will screen four films and feature a workshop on smartphone movie-making.

On Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., catch The Last Tourist, a 2021 documentary that puts the role of modern tourist on trial.

Or catch Bootlegger at 6:45 p.m. The drama tells the story of a woman who returns to a reserve in northern Quebec and finds herself amid community division.

Before another pair of movies on Saturday, May 21, filmmaker Sam Mason of The Cinematheque will host an introductory workshop on smartphone filmmaking. Tickets are $25.

On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., catch All My Puny Sorrows, a drama centred on two Mennonite sisters who have left their strict religious upbringing behind.

That night’s 6:45 p.m. showing will be Compartment No. 6, which tells the story of a young Finnish woman who escapes from a love affair and heads to the Arctic port of Murmansk by train.

Tickets are $12 for any film showing, available online at thekfs.ca.