Running on Climate

October 19, 2019

Follow Andrew Weaver’s surprising and historic first election campaign as he breaks through BC’s two-party stronghold to become our first Green MLA. Fearing that BC’s climate leadership would fall by the wayside (which it did) Weaver decides to run for a party that had never won a seat in its 30 year history.

The film also explores how far scientists will go to warn of the dangers of runaway climate change, including SFU biologist Lynne Quarmby and former NASA climate scientist James Hansen, who was arrested outside the White House in 2011 protesting the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta tarsands. With science leading the way, Running on Climate highlights individuals acting locally to help prevent a global catastrophe.

The filmmaker has agreed to join us on the 19th! Will you be there? Click here to watch a trailer (or the entire film for $5) —>

Toad People

September 7, 2019

A film about hope, Toad People is a touchingly sweet yet infuriating story about humans, owls and amphibians in Chilliwack, and the inspired community-led movement to save an endangered species. It’s also the story of many families and communities across BC who are taking action to save the wildlife in their backyard, whether it’s toads, mountain caribou, rattlesnakes or barn owls.

Despite having some of the most diverse wildlife in North America – including 1,900 species at risk – British Columbia is one of only two provinces in Canada with no endangered species law.

 

The Radicals!

June 22, 2019

Released last fall, this unusual film was sold out for festival showings in Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish. With breathtaking cinematography, The Radicals is a film that follows four snowboarders and surfers driven to become social and environmental stewards through their connection with the environments in which they play.

By enjoying and appreciating their natural surroundings, these awakened athletes introduce us to some of the worlds most dedicated activists and game-changing wilderness initiatives that can actually change the world. The Radicals inspires us to shift our perspective, rise above the challenges of modern society and dig into our roots to create radical waves of change, while still enjoying the thrill of nature, gravity, and a sense of real purpose.

RSVP on the BC Green Party website, or watch the trailer now on Vimeo:

Myths for Profit: Canada’s Role in Industries of War and Peace

Nov. 17, 2018

Our film for November has changed. Vancouver filmmaker Elaine Briere needs more time to edit “Dangerous Hope: Canada’s Betrayal of Democracy in Haiti” and we look forward to seeing her and her new film in 2019.

Instead, we will be showing a related film by another Canadian filmmaker, Montreal-based Amy Miller. Released in 2009 but as relevant and revealing today as ever, “Myths for Profit” depicts the historical context for Canada’s gradual transition from altruistic peacekeeper to our current role as an active participant in military aggression overseas.

The full film can be watched for free at Wide Open Exposure.

Directly Affected: Pipeline Under Pressure

Oct. 20, 2018

Released in May of this year, Zack Embree’s moving film “Directly Affected” reveals the deeply compromised review process that led to our provincial and federal governments approving the TransMountain Pipeline expansion, and the inspiring examples of individuals willing to put themselves in harm’s way to defend our coast and the planet. To watch the trailer, click on the poster.

The Economics of Happiness

Sept. 22, 2018 – GreenFlix launches in South Delta!

Our first film questioned conventional assumptions about the benefits of a growing global economy. Discover how false assumptions impact the quality of our lives, and how localized economies are bringing greater happiness to many around the world.

Click below to watch the complete film (short version) online!