A scene from the film Maina that will follow the local film The Cave on opening night Tuesday for the Williams Lake Film Club.

A scene from the film Maina that will follow the local film The Cave on opening night Tuesday for the Williams Lake Film Club.

Film The Cave opens club season

The summer is slowly coming to an end, but there is one really good thing about it.

The summer is slowly coming to an end, but there is one really good thing about it.

This is the beginning of the first part of the season 2015/2016 for the Williams Lake Film Club.

Do I hear some “Hurrays” out there?

We like to start a new season with a big film, and we think we found the perfect team for Sept. 15.

Again we will show our films on Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the Gibraltar Room in the Memorial Recreation  Complex.

Back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Here I would like to remind you that all proceeds from our screenings help directly to support the LDA, Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities, for one-on-one tutoring.

Tutoring will be at the Child Development Centre where we also have our local LDA office.

We begin our opener with an award-winning short film by local director Helen Haig-Brown, The Cave.

A hunter on horseback accidentally discovers a portal to another world in this fantastical but true Tsilhqot’in story.

The Cave was invited to the International Film Festival in Berlin, and just a few weeks ago Helen was invited by the Smithsonian Institute to show this short, together with some of her other works, in Santa Fé.

A very special treat for us, indeed. And a great honour for Helen.

Our main feature is Maina, a fabulous film from Québec, with Roseanne Supernault, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal, and many others. Languages are Inuktitut and English, with subtitles when required, and it runs for 102 min. , not rated, but I think it should be PG.

Following a bloody conflict between her clan and that of the “men from the land of ice,” Maina (Roseanne Supernault), the daughter of Grand Chief Mishtenapuu (Graham Greene), sets of on a mission to rescue a captured boy – little knowing her actions will result in the poignant meeting of two of America’s founding nations.

Tantoo Cardinal plays Maina’s mother, a shaman you will not soon forget.

This is a  truly epic tale of adventure and romance in a time before European contact.

Maina is impeccably researched and most beautifully executed, another very special treat.

These two films together will certainly give you an evening to thoroughly enjoy – and remember for a long time.

By the way, the film Maina is very hard to find, so I am especially glad to be able to present it to you.

Even Helen had not heard about it, and when I was doing my research I found much more information about Maina on the German language websites than on the Canadian ones.

The Germans just love this film.

After the screening we will again have our little social gathering with various teas, hot chocolate, even Ovaltine, and there will be Yummies to try – how about some Coconut-Kale cookies, anyone?

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Gibraltar Room.

You will see many of your old friends – and maybe make some new ones.

You just might find that these evening are great fun, give you some food for thought, some for your  soul – and some for your tummy. And it is all for a good cause!

We will be selling memberships again at the Friday Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. until closing  weather permitting.

Memberships are still only $10 for the whole 2015/2016 season.

There is no change in admission prices: general admission $9, film club members $8, seniors and students, high school and TRU, $6.

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