Windsor International Film Festival Announces June Screenings

Monday May 16th, 2022

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The Windsor International Film Festival is bringing another set of screenings to Downtown Windsor in June. This edition of WIFF Presents… will bring two international feature films and two documentaries to the Capitol Theatre.

“We just wrapped up some very well-received films last weekend and have lots of momentum as we bring these four films to our community in June,” said Vincent Georgie, WIFF Executive Director and Chief Programmer. “For June, we’ve got the Opening Night film from Hot Docs’ most recent festival, a charming French comedy, a memorable trip to the heart of Mali’s music and political scene, as well as one of the best jazz docs I’ve seen in years. “

The screenings will take place in the Capitol’s Kelly Theatre from Thursday, June 9th to Saturday, June 11th and will feature Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story, Into The Weeds: Dewayne “Lee” Johnson vs Monsanto Company, Mali Twist, and The Rosemaker.

The weekend of screenings will follow the Capitol Theatre’s COVID-19 safety protocols, which require all patrons aged 12 and over to provide proof of two vaccination doses, a mask worn at all times inside the building, and a 50 percent reduction in capacity. The concessions will be closed, and washrooms will be open at a reduced capacity.

Tickets are $16 for general admission and $10.25 for students and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting windsorfilmfestival.com and at the door 30-minutes before the first showing.

More about the films:

JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY

Take a trip to New Orleans with JAZZ FEST, an energetic documentary about the city’s signature annual music and cultural event, and what has been called America’s greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, and arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year.

Playing Thursday, June 9th at 3:35pm, Friday, June 10th at 7:55pm, and Saturday, June 11th at 5:50pm.

INTO THE WEEDS: DEWAYNE “LEE’ JOHNSON VS MONSANTO COMPANY

From director Jennifer Baichwal (ANTHROPOCENE), INTO THE WEEDS tells the powerful story of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a former Bay Area groundskeeper who takes on a multinational agrochemical corporation after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Playing Thursday, June 9th at 5:30pm, Friday, June 10th at 1:35pm, and Saturday, June 11th at 3:55pm.

MALI TWIST

In the 60s against the backdrop of the febrile atmosphere of post-Colonial Mali, youngsters danced to rock and roll music in the capital of Bamako against a backdrop of dreams of political renewal.

Playing Thursday, June 9th at 7:25pm, Friday, June 10th at 3:30pm, and Saturday, June 11th at 1:25pm.

THE ROSEMAKER

Eve is one of France’s greatest artisanal horticulturalists, but her rose business is business-facing imminent bankruptcy or liquidation. When her secretary hires three inexperienced ex-convicts, they must team up to rescue the business in this verdant comedy. You may recognize star Catherine Frot from past WIFF films HAUTE CUISINE and MARGUERITE.

Playing Thursday, June 9th at 1:40pm, Friday, June 10th at 6pm, and Saturday, June 11th at 7:45pm.

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