Calendar

Oct
16
Wed
FILM: Viva Cuba (2005)
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FILM: Viva Cuba (2005)

ADMISSION: By Donation to SAGA | Everyone Welcome!

Two 10 year old children, Malu and Jorgito, are in love, but their mothers disapprove of their friendship. Malu’s mother plans to leave Cuba, thus separating the friends. They run away, heading for the other side of the island, hoping to persuade Malu’s father to help her stay in Cuba. Charming and heartfelt.

English Subtitles.

Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Oct
30
Wed
FILM: Lemon Tree (Israel – 2008)
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FILM: Lemon Tree (Israel - 2008)

ADMISSION: By Donation to SAGA | Everyone Welcome!

A Palestinian widow must defend her ancestral lemon grove when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next door and deems the orchard a security risk. The film’s strength is the ground-level picture it gives of the human consequences of power politics. A quiet and somber journey allowing time for reflection on the current state of affairs.

English Subtitles.

Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Nov
13
Wed
FILM: Departures (Japan – 2008)
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FILM: Departures (Japan - 2008)

ADMISSION: By Donation to SAGA | Everyone Welcome!

A whimsical take on the Japanese funeral industry celebrates finding your own particular place in a world full of surprising opportunities. This very affecting movie about death and letting go is heart-warming, funny, wise and profound. Not to be missed.

English Subtitles.

Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Nov
27
Wed
FILM: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Vietnamese – 1993)
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FILM: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Vietnamese - 1993)

ADMISSION: By Donation to SAGA | Everyone Welcome!

1980 Oscar winner traces the lives of 3 young women who move to late-50s Moscow for work and romance. It’s a rare peek at everyday life behind the Iron Curtain. Russian officialdom called it “soppy, melodramatic, not worthy of a Soviet woman”, but it was hugely popular at the Russian box office.

English Subtitles.

Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.