Arts Council announces a new autumn art festival and a last-minute film substitution

Liza the Fox-Fairy replaces Umrika this evening (Wednesday, January 25) as the next installment of Movies in the Mountains.

“You can use your Umrika tickets to attend this film, or if you would like a refund please go to your point of purchase and we will be happy to accommodate this,” Garry Pendergast, executive director of Revelstoke Arts Council, said in announcement of the last-minute substitution.

Liza the Fox-Fairy, directed by Hungarian director Károly Ujj Mészáros, is about a woman whose first dates always end up dead. It is “an impressive, special effects-laden genre mashup,” the statement said.

A fanciful fantasy-horror-romance hybrid, this good-looking debut… combines the whimsy and colorful, retro-inspired visuals of Amelie’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Japanese mythology and a generous helping of the mordant wit and macabre leanings more familiar from Eastern European fare, such as the work of compatriot Gyorgy Palfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia)

The Revelstoke Multicultural Society and the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present Movies in the Mountains, the best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Tickets for individual films are $8, three-film passes are $20 and six film passes are $30.

Pendergast also announced a call-out for artists interested in participating in a new autumn arts festival — Luna Art Discovered, which is expected to be launched on September 30.

He said Luna will give people an opportunity to “experience the art of Revelstoke in a whole new light.”

“The Festival opens on Saturday September 30, from 6 pm – midnight and continues throughout October,” Pendergast said. “Luna Art Discovered features 25 local and visiting artists selected to create unique art installations throughout the city. Installations may appear in shop windows, empty spaces, alleyways and unexpected places as the familiar is transformed into something new and fantastic.”