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) —>
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:
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.
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.