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Indie Films Fernie screens unique Independent Films at the Vogue Theatre on the first Monday of every month from September - April. (2nd Monday in January)

April 4: The Lady In The Van

(UK) Based on Alan Bennett’s memoir and hit West End play that chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and an elderly eccentric.  Bennett opens his driveway to Miss Mary Shepherd (Maggie Smith), an ornery, impolite and bullying homeless woman who claims to take advice from the Virgin Mary.  Bennett agrees to let Miss Shepherd park her rundown van on his property for three months that somehow turns into fifteen years. The Lady In The Van is a playful, inventive and relentlessly funny film that reminds us of the value of taking a chance on strangers – and of the long road that gradually turns strangers into friends.

$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.

Other films in the IFF winter 2016 series:

January 11: The Second Mother
February 1: How To Change The World

March 7: Learning To Drive

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 recent Academy Award darling 'The Artist.'

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

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  • 321 2 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0