Brock Film Series to screen The Divine Order
The 2018 Brock University Film Series continues this week with The Divine Order hitting the big screen Wednesday, Jan. 24.The Petra Volpe film deals with the arrival of second-wave feminism in Switzerland in the early 1970s — sometimes to hilarious effect.Societal upheaval had swept across the West in the 1960s, but few of those places were as conservative or as neutral as Switzerland. Meticulous in its attention to historical details, The Divine Order brilliantly and convincingly captures the looks, the attitudes and the spirit of the times, while posing the question: How could such basic and fundamental demands, including the right to vote, create so much controversy?The film was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted Brock’s film series to bring some of the best in international, independent and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines. Films, all selected from the TIFF circuit, screen most Wednesdays until April 4 at the Pen Centre’s Landmark Cinemas.Tickets for each screening are $10 for adults and $5 for Brock students and can be purchased in the lobby of Landmark Cinemas each Wednesday night. Season tickets are also available. For more information and a full lineup, see the BUFS website.