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‘Breathe’ – Cinefest 2017 Fall Program

Sep 22, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Breathe is the 6th in the Cinefest fall series of independent films brought to the Columbia Valley by CV Arts and the Toronto International Film Circuit.

The Story

After years of success as an actor, Andy Serkis (Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings) makes his directorial debut with Breathe, the portrait of Robin Cavendish. After being diagnosed with polio at age 28, Cavendish served as an advocate for people living with disabilities.

Andrew Garfield plays Cavendish alongside Claire Foy as his wife Diana Blacker in this chronicle of a couple determined to break barriers for families facing physical challenges. Paralyzed from the neck down, Cavendish was put on a respirator but refused to be confined to his hospital bed. Against his doctor’s advice, he and Diana with their son Jonathan set off on a quest to share their story. Not only was Cavendish a miracle of science for being one of the longest living polio survivors but he was also a pioneer in the medical community for his efforts to enhance mobility for the physically impaired.

Written by Academy Award nominee William Nicholson and produced by Cavendish’s son, Breathe shares one of the most hopeful and awe-inspiring tales of the season.

USA, 2017
117 minutes
PG 13

(text courtesy of Columbia Valley Arts)


Tickets for ‘Breathe’ may be purchased:


  • Adults – $12
  • CV Arts members – $11 (available only at the door)
  • Age 13 and under – $5
  • Ask for a Punch Card

There will be a cash bar and popcorn. Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.


Sep 22, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbia Valley Arts Council


Pynelogs Cultural Centre
1720 - 4th Avenue

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