Support SAGA (SAnctuary GAbriola) by coming to the Roxy, Gabriola, BC, Canada. Admission is by donation, the proceeds go to SAGA, and your support is greatly appreciated. When I see a film that I like so much I could see it over and over, I buy a copy. All of the films described in this… Continue reading New Spring 2019 Season! Wednesdays, 7 p.m. April 10, Sugar Cane Alley. April 24, Close to Eden. May 8, Joni Mitchell, Woman of Heart and Mind. May 22, A Touch of Spice. June 5, All You Need Is Klaus. June 19, A Sunday in the Country. All shows are at the Roxy. Admission by donation.
April 10, SUGAR CANE ALLEY. MARTINIQUE, 1984. RAUCOUS, HEARTBREAKING, LIFE-AFFIRMING – A TRIUMPH. Memoir of a sensitive, mischievous boy, raised by his wise and sacrificing grandmother; his childhood on a Caribbean sugar plantation in the 1920’s, his narrow escape from poverty. French patois with English subtitles
APR 24, CLOSE TO EDEN. MONGOLIA, 1992. FUNNY, WARM TALE OF A FAMILY TASTING NEW WAYS. A Mongolian family lives a traditional, seemingly idyllic life on the steppes, until a Russian truck driver crashes into their life. Mongolian with English subtitles
MAY 8, JONI MITCHELL, WOMAN OF HEART & MIND. 2003. “One of the great talents of her or anyone else’s generation gets the royal treatment with this superb two-hour (with bonus material) documentary. It’s all here (via interviews, including conversations past and present with Mitchell herself, photos, generous helpings of concert footage, and more): her Saskatchewan… Continue reading MAY 8, JONI MITCHELL, WOMAN OF HEART & MIND
MAY 22, A TOUCH OF SPICE, GREECE. 2009. GREECE’S MOST POPULAR FILM EVER! A film about love – love of food, love of home, love across cultures, across generations – and separation from your loves by forces beyond your control. To Greeks, Istanbul is the ‘Polis’ THE city that is their lost home, a memory preserved… Continue reading MAY 22, A TOUCH OF SPICE
JUN 5, ALL YOU NEED IS KLAUS, GERMANY. 2009. KLAUS VOORMAN – FRIEND OF THE BEATLES, BASSIST, ILLUSTRATOR. There’s much more to his life than most of us knew. A quiet, spiritual man nevertheless lived at the center of the action of the 60’s & 70’s – From Twiggy to Manfred Mann to Carly Simon. In German… Continue reading JUN 5, ALL YOU NEED IS KLAUS
JUN 19, A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY, FRANCE. 1984. ONE OF THE DECADE’S BEST FILMS. An Impressionist painter eagerly anticipates the Sunday visit to his country home from his family. An Impressionist painting in itself, a moving picture of the hopes, disappointments and small joys of family as a father’s life reaches its autumn season. In French… Continue reading JUN 19, A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY