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Awareness Film Night is in hiatus (contrary to what is written in the “Welcome” square to the left). From time to time we will recommend interesting documentaries or other films that you might be able to access individually. Films that have come to our attention as possibly being of interest to Awareness Film Night filmgoers […]

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“The Need to GROW” Virtual Screening

You are all invited to Awareness Film Night’s virtual screening of “The Need To GROW”, the film that was slated to be screened for April’s Farm and Film Gala. This is a great and timely film, not to be missed, about growing our own food, about innovative, inspiring new farming practices that don’t harm the […]

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February 12, 2020 “The Pollinators”

Every year semi-trailers crisscross the continent in the dead of night carrying an unsuspected and unusual cargo: Honeybees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of North America and beyond. One out of every three bites we eat and the growth of […]

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December 11th, 2019 “This Mountain Life”

Take a break from the December hustle and bustle and surrender to the universal awe that mountainous landscapes evoke. Our backyard is bigger than you think. 75% of B.C. is composed of mountain terrain that almost nobody will ever see, for few people ever actually venture into true wilderness. This film introduces us to that […]

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November 13th, Intermission Film Series: “CITIZEN KANE” Orson Welles

Citizen Kane is comming to Sooke! Reviewed and analysed countless times, here are a few examples from over the years since 1941 when it premiered.  “This Orson Welles film is generally considered the greatest American film of the sound period, and it may be more fun than any other great movie.”  “The cinematography in this […]

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October 9, 2019 Season Premiere: “PUSH”

Why can’t we afford to live or own businesses in our own cities and towns anymore? How is it that The Commons are being bulldozed to accommodate the “financialization” of the real estate market? Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace and homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. Who are the players and what […]

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Wednesday May, 15th at 7:00pm at EMCS. Doors open at 6:30pm, Tickets by donation.

Intermission Film Series last show of the season: “DERSU UZALA” Akira Kurosawa, 1975 Set in the forests of Eastern Siberia at the turn of the century, it is a portrait of the friendship that grows between an aging hunter and a Russian surveyor. A romantic hymn to nature and the human spirit. Speaking of the […]

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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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