Monthly Film Series

Cinderella Moon

Based on an ancient text unearthed by director, Richard Bowen, Cinderella Moon has been adapted into a a screenplay and brought to life. Filmed on location throughout China's Yunnan Province, a place known as paradise on earth, Cinderella Moon seduces with its extraordinary cinematography, sets and costumes, incorporating wonderful symbolism, metaphor and a strong message about the importance of the balance of male and female. In English. Rated: PG - violence (brief scene where a character is restrained with rope around his neck). Recommended for ages 6+

“A strikingly lensed fairy tale as magical as its picturesque design....(A) richly told girlpower fantasy based on a classical Chinese Cinderella...a rare pic practically guaranteed to enchant tots and parents alike.”--Variety

The screening fee for this show is being donated to HALF THE SKY, an organization devoted to the betterment of Chinese orphaned children, to make as many real-life Cinderella stories come true as possible.

Net proceeds go to Queen Victoria Annex 'Building a New Playground.' Located at 1850 East 3rd  Ave, next to McSpadden Park in East Vancouver, the playground is being demolished and it is up to the parents and families to find the funds to rebuild. Being a school of only 155 children, the challenge of raising funds for a new playground is big.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 14:00

The Ice Dragon

Original title: Isdraken

Eleven-year-old Mik is learning as much as he can about whales, and loves rock music. He lives with his older brother Tony and unemployed alcoholic dad in the suburbs of Stockholm. One day, things take a turn for the worse and Mik is forced by the youth welfare office to go and live with his aunt Lena in a remote village in the north of Sweden. His world collapses, until he befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love with the fearless and assertive Pi, helps his friends build a snowmobile, and eventually finds his way home. 

Rated PG -  course language. / Recommended for ages 10+
In Swedish with English subtitles

“A gritty piece of young-adult fiction segues into colorful action-adventure territory. The tale of a lonely Stockholm lad who must rely on his inner resources -- and new friends -- when he falls into the grips of Swedish social services, this is modest but entertaining, family-friendly fare” – Variety

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 13:00
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