The Radicals

Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Sun Mar 31, 2019, 2pm.

The Radicals (2018, Canada, 58 min.) follows Marie-France Roy, Meghann O’Brien, Jasper Snow Rosen and Tamo Campos from their extreme pursuits in the mountains and oceans into the world of activism. Together this group of snowboarders and surfers journey across the West Coast of British Columbia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration and resistance. From the Tahltan fight for the Iskut Headwaters, BC Hydro’s corruption in Xwísten, art as resilience on Haida Gwaii, to a coastal uprising against fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island, each community teaches the athletes to understand what it means to be a true radical.

Combining visually stunning sport photography and behind the scenes footage from the frontlines, the film’s trajectory fulfills both the action-sport athlete's quest for extreme landscapes and adventure while uncovering critical social issues and resistance.

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She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Fri Mar 15, 2019, 7:30pm.

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

USA / 2015 / 92min / documentary / Rated 14A Directed by Mary Dale.

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This Mountain Life

Canada / 2017 / 1hr 16min / documentary. Directed by Grant Baldwin. Writers: Grant Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer.

Two screenings at the Heritage Playhouse: Friday Jan 25, 7:30pm and Sunday Jan 27, 2019, 2pm.

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Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a province that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.

A mother-daughter team attempting a six month, self supported journey through a mountain wilderness; the gripping story an avalanche burial; a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.

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Still image from the film 'This Mountain Life'

Martina and Tania on their Coast Mountain Traverse

Coast Mountain Traverse

"This ski traverse will be f****ing hard. Over 2300 km and six months through BC’s Coast Range over the largest temperate-latitude icecaps in the world. In the middle of winter. There will be storms. Crazy biblical mountain tempests like you saw in documentaries about Everest as a kid. Our packs will be way too heavy. There will be crevasses, avalanches, sketchy river crossings and bushwhacking through devil’s club and hawthorn when the snowpack gets too low. There will be an almost incomprehensible amount of mountain terrain between Squamish BC and our goal in Skagway AK."
- Martina and Tania's blog

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Canada / 2018 / 1hr 25min / documentary Directed by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper

Repeat screening at the Heritage Playhouse: Wed Jan 23, 2019, 7:30pm

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper’s film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our Earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another.

The series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. Along with our community partners, we create events fostering the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action. contactus [at] greenfilms [dot] ca

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The Rhizome Up! Media Society produces the Green Film Series and Queer Projections events on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. contactus [at] rhizomeup [dot] ca