Film festival opens Jan. 31

OMAK – The 16th annual Omak Film Festival opens Jan. 31 and features seven current and acclaimed films.

The festival is organized by Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student government in conjunction with Omak and Mirage Theaters.

The festival runs until Feb. 20.

“The goal of the partnership is to bring films that otherwise would not make it to the Okanogan — films that are riveting, captivating, educational and entertaining,” said Livia Millard, WVCO multicultural coordinator.

WVCO students with current student identification will be admitted free with one guest to each film. Regular admission will be charged of non-students. Festival season passes are available.

All films will be shown at the Mirage Theater, 101 S. Main St. Show times and more information are available at omaktheater.com, Facebook or call 509-826-0860.

Films to be shown are:

-Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 - “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Rated R.

-Feb. 1-7 - “Green Book.” Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. He bonds with his tough-talking driver and bouncer from the Bronx as they travel and confront racism and danger in an era of segregation. Rated PG-13.

-Feb. 3-6 - “Free Solo.” Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000-foot-high El Capitan wall with no ropes or safety gear. Rated PG-13.

-Feb. 7-9 - “The Favourite.” In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Rated R.

-Feb. 10-13 - “If Beale Street Could Talk.” After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence. Rated R.

-Feb. 14-16 - “On the Basis of Sex.” Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband, Marty, to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Rated PG-13.

-Feb. 17-20 - “Vice.” Biopic of Dick Cheney, the 46th vice president of the United States, under President George W. Bush and during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Rated R.

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