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Titles named for fall film series

Kamloops Film Society has selected eight films to screen on Thursdays as part of its annual series at Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre

The Kamloops Film Society’s fall film series will soon be underway and the society has announced the titles of films soon screening on Thursdays at Paramount Theatre from Sept. 12 to Oct. 31.

The first in the series will be The Doctor’s Case on Sept. 12. The film based on a short story by Stephen King in which Sherlock Holmes and Watson swap places to solve the murder of an English lord.

Casey Affleck’s Light of My Life will show on Sept. 19. Affleck directs and stars in the film set in a post-pandemic world where survival and trust are not guaranteed and he struggles to protect his child.

Maiden will screen on Sept. 26. Set in 1989 and focusing on an all-female sailboat crew, Maiden tells the story of Tracy Edwards and how she faced criticism as she took on the Whitbread Round the World Race.

On Oct. 3, catch The Farewell from director Lulu Wang. The film stars Awkwafina and tells the story of a Chinese family that discovers their grandmother has only a short time left to live — and decides not to tell her.

Red Joan is a film from English director Trevor Nunn. Starring Dame Judi Dench, the film explores the life of Joan Stanley, a woman exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

Filmgoers on Oct. 17 will find The Peanut Butter Falcon at the Paramount. The film tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down Syndrome who runs away to become a wrestler and encounters a small-time outlaw (Shia LaBeouf) who becomes his unlikely coach.

Padman is a Hindi-language comedy-drama based on the short story The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land, inspired by the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganatham. It will screen on Oct. 24.

The series will wrap on Oct. 31 with Dogman, the latest from director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah). The drama is about a gentle dog groomer who finds himself in a dangerous relationship with a violent former boxer.

All screenings will take place at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets are available online at