Calvary

Calvary

KITCHEN STOVE FILM SERIES: Calvary a powerfully moving mystery

A good priest is faced with troubling circumstances bought about by a mysterious member of his parish.



A good priest is faced with troubling circumstances bought about by a mysterious member of his parish.

The next Kitchen Stove Film Series movie, Calvary, is a black comedy that involves a priest receiving a death threat during a confessional from a person who said he was abused as an altar boy and is looking for revenge.

The person uttering the threat to the innocent Father James (Brendan Gleeson – Gangs of New York), gives him a week to sort out his affairs. The film follows the priest in the sleepy coastal village in County Sligo, Ireland as he ponders his life and if he had made any difference at all to his community. Along the way he deals with a cast of characters who leaves the audience wondering who was the person in the confessional box. This includes a butcher (Chris O’Dowd – Bridesmaids), a medic (Aiden Gillen – Game of Thrones) and a squire (Dylan Moran – Run, Fatboy, Run).

Father James continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly – Sherlock Holmes) and to help members of his church with their various problems, but he feels a foreboding sinister force closing in and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal calvary.

The film offers a contemplative portrait of faith and guilt and features lively performances, beautiful scenery and touching compassion. Calvary has won several awards including best lead actor (Gleeson), best film, best screenplay, best director and best supporting actress (Orla O’Rourke) at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

Pre-purchased tickets are $13 and sold at the Penticton Art Gallery and The Book Shop. Limited single tickets may be available at the door for $15. Series tickets are $38 for members and students and $44 for non-members.

Calvary is showing at the Landmark Cinema 7 at 4 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 16.

 

Just Posted

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Jann Arden coming to Penticton in 2022

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)
Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that may produce strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain

The South Okanagan Tim Hortons raised over $4,000 through the three day orange doughnut promotion with 100 per cent of proceeds going to to the Residential School Survivors Society. The owner of these locations matched the amount. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
South Okanagan Tim Hortons raises over $8K for residential school survivors

More than $4,000 worth of doughnuts were purchased over three days

Justin Fotherby,17, and Ashley McMillan, 17 have been chosen for an invitation only competition that sees 20 of Canada’s top swimmers per event vying for a spot at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Submitted)
Penticton swimmers off to Olympic trials

The pair are eyeing a spot on the Canadian team heading to the Tokyo Olympics

Bentley resting on a bench at Kal Park in Vernon not knowing there is a baby rattlesnake curled up below. Bentley jumped down and was bit by the snake. (Facebook)
Dog bit by baby rattler at popular Vernon park

The rattlesnake was hidden underneath a park bench when it struck out

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

The Journey, an art exhibit by Pauline Hurley, was on display at the Summerland Ats Centre earlier this spring. Beginning June 15, the Summerland Community Arts Council will present Spark, a 10-week community arts challenge. (Summerland Review file photo)
Challenge to spark creativity among Summerland artists

Spark challenge will begin June 15 and will run 10 weeks

A fire deliberately set in a washroom facility in Vernon’s transit terminal could cost the city around $25,000 to repair. (City of Vernon)
Burned-out bathroom could cost Vernon $25K

Despite changes made by city, vandalism on the rise at transit loop loos

Cody Bandsma practises kiting with his new paraglider wing at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
VIDEO: Cody Bandsma reaching new heights over the Shuswap

Former 100 Mile resident discovers Salmon Arm by air with powered paraglider

Highway notices like this come down effective June 14. Public health restrictions on non-essential travel and commercial operation have hit local businesses in every corner of B.C. (B.C. government)
Province-wide travel back on in B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan

Gathering changes include up to 50 people for outdoor events

A young child has been taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle on 30th Avenue in Vernon Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Investigation ongoing after child struck by vehicle downtown Vernon

A young child was taken to hospital Friday with undetermined injuries

David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)
Popular Kelowna radio host dies after battle with cancer

David Larsen was half of the longtime Kelowna morning-show duo David and Tony

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Most Read