Support SAGA (SAnctuary GAbriola) by coming to the Roxy, Gabriola, BC, Canada to see the films you voted for. I’m showing these movies on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Roxy until November 15. Admission is by donation, the proceeds go to SAGA, and your support is greatly appreciated.… Continue reading Next – The Orange Thief, Aug 23. See description below. —— VOTE for the films you want to watch.
The Orange Thief – Italy/USA – 2007 – Comedy/Drama. A man’s struggle against a life of crime takes an unusual turn during a stay behind bars in this offbeat independent comedy-drama. The title character (played by Andrea Calabrese) is an orphan who grew up fending for himself near a citrus grove in Sicily, where he… Continue reading Aug 23. The Orange Thief
Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary. Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best-known songs including “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and… Continue reading Sep 13. Pete Seeger, the Power of Song
Gabbeh – Iran – 1996 -Drama, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Gabbeh is a kind of carpet woven by the Qashqa’i people of Iran. “The movie plays like a mix of documentary and dream”-Liz Braun. “Has visual eloquence to spare, a rhythm that pulls you along and a sense of yearning not too often encountered in… Continue reading Sep 27. Gabbeh
Jesus Camp – USA – 2006 – Documentary. Anyone seeking an understanding of Trump supporters who seem immune to “the Truth” need to see this movie. Although it was made during George Bush’s presidency, it is even more relevant today. “No matter your religious or political affiliation (or lack thereof), this supremely even-handed documentary from… Continue reading Oct 11. Jesus Camp
Marooned in Iraq – Kurdish Iran – 2002 – Drama/Comedy. A rare glimpse into the culture of the Kurds. “A sorrowful road comedy set in a place where hardship and humor are brothers in arms.”-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Even though the film’s tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to… Continue reading Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq
Central Station – Brazil – 1998 – Drama. A profoundly moving tale of the human spirit. Nominated for Oscars for Best Foreign Film as well as Best Actress. Inside Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Central Station, two very unlikely souls are about to become inextricably linked. When a young boy witnesses his mother’s accidental death. a… Continue reading Nov 15. Central Station
Wild Strawberries – Sweden – 1957 – Drama. “One of Bergman’s warmest, and therefore finest films.”-Time Out. In the late 1950’s the films of Ingmar Bergman dominated world cinema. Consider Summer with Monika-1953, Smiles of a Summer Night-1955, Seventh Seal-1957, and Wild Strawberries-1957, plus four more in those five years, all of which he both wrote and… Continue reading Wild Strawberries