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 Below this posting is a description of the next film to be shown.
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
Road Home, The – China – 2001 – Drama/Romance. “A layered, delicately but surely romantic tribute to the simplicity and grace of a bygone era..”- Detroit News. When his father dies, Luo Yasheng returns from the city to his childhood village where his father was the much-loved local teacher. But what begins as a short… Continue reading Road Home, The
Story of the Weeping Camel – Mongolia/Germany – 2004 – Drama. “A beautiful little film that hovers somewhere between eye-popping documentary and warm-hearted fable.”-Fresno Bee. “A beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.”-Miami Herald. Springtime in the Gobi Desert. A family of… Continue reading Story of the Weeping Camel, The
Buena Vista Social Club – Cuba – 1999 – Music Documentary. “The music is incredible enough on its own–but the lives and the culture behind it, that’s what makes this documentary a must-see.”-Widgett Walls. In 1996 famed musician Ry Cooder travelled to Havana, hoping to find some musicians who were legends in the 1950’s. If they were… Continue reading Buena Vista Social Club