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12th Annual Farm and Film Gala April 10, 2019

Co-presented with Sooke Region Food CHI 6:30-7:45 – in the theatre foyer: vendors of all things from and for the farm and garden, information tables from community organizations, tea, coffee and goodies made by the EMCS Culinary Arts students (by donation).  7:45-9:00 – in the theatre:  film and gift baskets.  “After Winter, Spring” is a […]

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Intermission Film Series CALENDAR ALERT! “Rabbit proof fence”

FRIDAY March 15th, 2019 This month scheduling has provided us the opportunity to have a movie night on Friday March 15th instead of the usual 2nd Wednesday.   A great way to begin the weekend.  We’ll be showing Rabbit Proof Fence, a wonderful film from Australia about a 14-year-old courageous girl determined to be free. EMCS […]

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(February 13th) “What is Democracy?” POSTPONED TO FEB. 28th.

Co-presented with Transition Sooke Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, “What is Democracy” reflects on a word we too often take for granted. This 2018 National Film Board documentary spans millennia and continents from ancient Athens’ where modern democracy was born to the financial collapse of present-day Greece and from capitalism’s […]

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2nd Season of the INTERMISSION FILM SERIES January 9th, 2019: “Casablanca” with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid

“It’s still the same old story/ A fight for love and glory/ A case of do or die/ The world will always welcome lovers As time goes by.” Intermission Film Series  is opening the 2019 program with a film requested but the audience: Michael Curtiz‘s 1942 classic Casablanca. If you’re seeing it for the first […]

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December 12, 2018 “Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket”

One of the most memorable Awareness Film Nights occurred in February 2014 when we devoted the evening to telling the story of residential schools in B.C..  It went long past closing time and featured a film and powerful talks by residential school survivors telling what they had undergone both during and after their residential school […]

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2nd Season of the INTERMISSION FILM SERIES November 14, 2018: “THE MIRACLE WORKER” with Patty Duke Astin and Anne Bancroft

These days it seems even more important than usual to seek and find inspiration and encouragement that helps us to build caring relationships and to respond to adversity.  Examples abound, some fictional, some based on the lives of flesh and blood people. The Intermission Series begins the season with a true story that portrays what […]

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24th Season Premiere October 10, 2018: ERA OF MEGAFIRES with Jens Wieting

    Why wildfires have gotten worse – and what we can do about it. The rise of highly destructive megafires has become one of today’s most pressing and complex problems. This 2018 film is a 60 minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessberg of Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest […]

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JUNE 13TH SEASON FINALE: WATER WARRIORS and OPEN MIC

In just 22 short, thunderous minutes “Water Warriors” is the story of a New Brunswick community’s successful fight to protect their water from fracking.  A familiar scenario – a small determined group of First Nations and local activists go up against a large foreign corporation that has plans to tear up the ecosystem and pollute […]

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April 11, 2018 Farm and Film Gala

The 11th Annual Farm and Film Gala co-presented with Sooke Region Food CHI will feature vendors of farm and garden supplies, seeds, plants and locally grown/made produce and wares, info tables from regional non-profits concerned with sustaining our beautiful community, local teas and garden-inspired goodies from the EMCS culinary arts  students, gift baskets and the […]

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March 7th, 2018. Intermission Series presents: “Whale rider” by Niki Caro

Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a twelve year old Maori girl whose destiny is to become the chief of the tribe. Her grandfather Koro believes that this is […]

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