Pride Movie Fest


Salmon Arm Arts Centre partnered with several Shuswap LGBTQ2S+ groups and local non-profit arts organizations to create the Salmon Arm Pride Project, a four-day mini festival to bring awareness to the LGBTQ2S+ community through the arts. Everyone is welcome to the Art Gallery exhibition, pop-up shop, and other live and virtual events from October 14th to 17th, 2020.

In partnership with the Salmar Community Association, the Pride Project is pleased to present four significant LGBTQ2S+ movies. Supporting these movies helps support the Pride Project, which in turn provides opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ artists and makers.



Boy Erased

Wednesday, October 14th 7:30PM @ the Salmar Classic Theatre.


The Salmon Arm Pride Project partnered with the Salmar Classic Theatre to feature Boy Erased on Wednesday, Octover 14th at 7:30PM. Boy Erased is a 2018 American biographical drama film based on Garrard Conley's 2016 memoir of the same name. It is written and directed by Joel Edgerton, who also produced with Kerry Kohansky Roberts and Steve Golin.

The son of a Baptist preacher unwillingly participates in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.






Thursday, October 15th 7:30PM @ the Salmar Classic Theatre.

Rafiki (Swahili for '"friend"') is a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Rafiki is the story of romance that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures around LGBT rights in Kenya.




Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Saturday, October 17th 11:00AM @ the Salmar Classic Theatre. 



Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a 2019 French historical romantic drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma, starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.





Saturday, October 17th 2:00PM @ the Salmar Classic Theatre.

Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of British musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen.



All movies are featured at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Tickets $5 available online at or at the door.

Covid-19 safety protocols are in place.