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Indie Films Fernie screens unique Independent Films at the Vogue Theatre on the first Sunday of every month from September - April. 

If you're familiar with IFF, please note the new day and time, IFF screenings will now be held on the FIRST SUNDAY of each month at 5PM.

$10 Adults/$8 Youth
At the Vogue Theatre, 2nd Ave
A program of the Arts Station

Discounts available for season passes and Arts Station Members. Inquire at the door.

Screenings run from September to April, at The Vogue Theatre, 321 2nd Ave in historic downtown Fernie.

Schedule for the IFF winter/spring 2017 series:

January 15th: Driving with Selvi
February 5th: 
The Dressmaker
March 5th: 
Old Stone
April 2th: 
20th Century Women

January 15th: Driving with Selvi
Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver.

We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading seminars to educate other women, and much more.

This character-driven story highlights the challenges that millions of devalued women and girls in India face. In a society where women are often considered expendable or worthless, Selvi refuses to accept this estimation for herself, moving beyond the pain she’s experienced to create an entirely new life.

Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. And throughout this journey, Selvi’s unwavering spirit shines through. Wildly charming (without even realizing it), remarkably strong, and utterly courageous, by the end of the film Selvi speaks almost as a sage or our wisest teacher, sharing important, hard-won secrets about happiness and life.

About Indie Films Fernie:
Films shown cover a range of topics and include drama, music, comedy, documentary, and animation. Features are chosen based on merit and are shining examples of excellence in directorship, cinematography, acting, costume, set design, music and technical achievement from International Independent Production Companies.  Past hits screenings have resulted in the film being held over for an extended showing due to popularity, including the sweeping biopic 'Mongol,' intense travel drama 'Into the Wild' and Academy Award darling 'The Artist.'

Visit The Arts Station for listing information or watch for posters around town prior to each screening.

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