Terrance Odette

With its Thursday-Sunday film programming, the RPL Film Theatre sometimes has special themes. This weekend is just such an occasion with four films by Canadian filmmaker Terrance Odette on the bill.

Odette is based in Hamilton, and over his 15 plus year career he’s participated in numerous festivals and garnered critical acclaim.

The weekend kicks off tonight with his most recent film Fall (2014). It’s about an aging Catholic priest in the Niagra Falls area who receives a letter accusing him of sexual misconduct related to an incident that may or may not have happened 40 years ago. The screening goes tonight at 7 p.m., and Odette will be in attendance to introduce the film and perhaps take questions afterwards.

Fall is also screening Saturday at 7 p.m., and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Other Odette films screening this weekend include Heater (1999). It’s set in Winnipeg, and focuses on two sketchy characters trying to sell a space heater in the depths of winter.  It’s on Friday at 7 p.m.

Saturday at 9 p.m., Saint Monica (2014) will screen. It’s about a 10-year old Portuguese-Canadian girl living with her mom and an unemployed uncle. Finally, Sunday at 7 p.m. there’s a screening of Sleeping Dogs (2006) about diabetic alcoholic who leaves the hospital to try to rescue his old dog before it gets put down.

Here’s the trailer for Fall

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