Lineup announced, tickets go on sale for Windsor International Film Festival — Windsor Star

— By Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star

Take vacation, call in sick, do whatever it takes, because there are lot of movies to watch.

Tickets went on sale Thursday for the 2018 Windsor International Film Festival. The 14th edition of WIFF boasts 143 films, from family fare such as a sing-along presentation of Disney’s Frozen to controversial picks including Rafiki, which is banned in the country where it was produced.

“It’s around the clock,” said Vincent Georgie, WIFF’s executive director and chief programmer. “Last year our record holder saw 49 films. We have people take vacation days and sick days. We bring in people from Southwestern Ontario, and more and more the GTA and eastern Ontario, coming in taking vacation and catching a whole bunch of films.”

The seven-day festival runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. There will be 218 screenings of 143 films from 21 countries. Along with the Chrysler Theatre and Capitol Theatre, films will also screen this year at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts.

The best thing about WIFF is that it’s been built locally.

The Opening Night film is Capernaum, following the plight of a 12-year-old Beirut boy, which was submitted as Lebanon’s Oscar entry.

The Closing Night film will be Cold War, from Poland. It chronicles a couple’s entire relationship, from their “enchanted first meeting in 1949 to the aching denouement of their marriage in the 1960s.”

WIFF will once again host celebrity guests such as Steve Young, the former head writer for Late Night with David Letterman. Young is the subject of the documentary film Bathtubs Over Broadway.

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