Movie Monday continues to screen excellant films. This Friday (Aug 17th) there will be a repeat of the The Maze.
Repeat screening: * tip: this event will be well attended, we don’t do reservations so come early, we’ll entertain you while you wait
Special Event: 7pm* FRIDAY Aug 17 THE MAZE
This brilliant new film is about a Canadian artist, William Kurelek (1927-1977), whose work is currently enjoying a major retrospective at the Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria. The Maze (1953) is a particular painting, by the tormented artist in his mid-twenties, that inspired this film. His life got better! Kurelek’s life story is dramatically told through his many paintings and his on-camera revelations – a film actually brought to life after being lost for 40 years. Immerse yourself in this ultimately inspiring life story, the art, and this film that is a work of art in its own right. 65min 2012 Pg13
Special guest, Stephen Kurelek, William’s oldest son, who is also presenting at the AGGV Aug 16 at 7pm, will be with us to talk about his father and his legacy
PLUS: Zack Young, one of the filmmakers with some new footage from their Out Of The Maze* featurette, about the rest of William Kurelek’s story.
See also: http//:www.kurelek.ca
Bruce Saunders and Filmmaker Nick young talk about The Maze on People First Radio, Nanaimo’s CHLY 101.7 fm (12min):
6:30 Monday August 20 WEIBO’S WAR In the 1990s, natural gas wells were drilled near the home of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his clan in Alberta. Soon after, livestock began to die, and the Christian community started experiencing health problems, including a series of miscarriages. After five years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, Ludwig decided to fight for his land and his family’s survival.
This is an intriguing story with many perspectives: an unbeliever filmmaker trying to fairly depict a faith-based community and its charismatic leader, that may have committed terrorist strikes on gas company installations, and even murder, and balancing the rights of a small community with the overwhelming pressures of “progress”. Lots to consider here! 2011 94min Pg13 http://www.nfb.ca/film/wiebos_war_trailer/
probably – Q&A by phone with filmmaker David York
6:30 Monday August 27
“The story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks before college graduation, Robyn points out that Phoebe’s “to-do” list is missing one essential thing – a boyfriend. Phoebe begins an ill-fated quest to find a boyfriend. After the demise of her first relationship – her “boyfriend” didn’t even know that they were going out – Phoebe inadvertently falls in love. The only problem is, he’s fourteen.”
It’s quirky, Canadian, and a great summer watch. With Andrea Dorfman, a Halifax filmmaker, at the helm and starring Nadia Litz, Nikki Barnett, and Adrien Dixon, and MM fave Ellen Page in a supporting role. 85min 2003 PG http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Reviews/L/Love_That_Boy/2003/12/12/753529.html
with a lovely short also by Andrea Dorfman HOW TO BE ALONE http://blog.nfb.ca/2010/08/05/andrea-dorfman-on-how-to-be-alone/
Immerse yourself in Andrea’s shorts world http://www.youtube.com/user/andyradorfman and a MM Fave: http://flawed.nfb.ca/#/flawed
Sept 3 LABOUR DAY DAY – no show tonight
6:30 & 8pm Monday Sept 10 INTO THE WINDhttp://www2.macleans.ca/tag/ezra-holland/
So far The Terry Fox Foundation has raised .6 Billion for Cancer research. Terry Fox Run is on Sunday Sept 16. Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope is so ingrained in Canadian culture that it’s hard to believe there could be any aspect of the story left to tell. But don’t dismiss Into the Wind, the new documentary on Fox by [Phoenix Sun’s point guard] Steve Nash and his filmmaker cousin Ezra Holland. The documentary, set to air on television as part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 program, goes far beyond what most Canadians know about the icon. Through archival footage, new interviews with Fox’s friends and family members, and complete access to his daily journals, the film goes deeper and explores the fights, anger and the personal struggles he had to overcome, bringing life to the bronze statue, humanizing the legend and proving the man was even more of a hero by showing him as the ordinary and sometimes frail person he was.
Betty Fox’s compelling talk about Terry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtd837_PdUY
6:30 Monday Sept 17 TO MAKE A FARM
To Make A Farm asks: What might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores of the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture. 74min Pg 2011 lots more at: www.tomakeafarm.ca (it’s Canadian!)
We’ll have some DVD copies for sale ($20) And local farmers Jim & Catherine Gowans will be with us to fill us in on the ‘agonies and ecstasies’ of small farming locally. see Omnivore Acres on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Omnivore-Acres/213903668626605
Movie Monday events are by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre (Jubilee Hospital) 1900 Block Fort Street.
Parking on Lee Avenue, north of Fort St, in the “one hour” zone, is not ticketed for our events.
Map and details at http/:www.moviemonday.ca info also on the MM hotline 250-595-FLIC
The Movie Monday Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie-Monday/187391494630186?ref=ts
See also MM’s special DVD collection at Yo Video 107-2000 Cadboro Bay Road 250-592-5678.