Take a walk with Walken

Beach Flicks latest presentation looks like a real winner

If you’re going to show a movie, make sure it’s a good one.

Organizers of Beach Flicks are confident they’ve got a winner lined up for their upcoming film, set for Friday, Jan. 27.

The charming  Five Dollars A Day starring Christopher Walken has received excellent reviews.

The film, to be shown at the Eaglecrest Golf Course in Qualicum Beach, starts at 7 p.m. sharp, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each.

Beach Flicks is a non-profit organization in partnership with the Toronto  International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Film Circuit, which has presented several movies at Eaglecrest.

This month’s movie is about a man who enjoys taking advantage of all life’s offerings. Nat, played by Christopher Walken, is a hustler … but a hustler with heart.

He enters all kinds of contests, drinks free coffee from hotels, uses coupons and basically lives on $5 a day.  He drives a pink and white “Sweet n Low” car that he won for a year, including gas.  Most of his needs are met, except when it comes to his son Flynn. They have a fragmented relationship but he’s hoping that will one day change.

 

At the core of the film, the movie is about the reconstruction of the father and son bond, with lots of laughs and heart-warming scenes in between.  For more details go to www.beachflicks.ca.