OPEN CINEMA Season Nine Launch “Urban Roots” Wednesday October 12th, 2011

This post published on September 1, 2011

Greetings Doc Lovers!

We’re busy working behind the scenes preparing for OPEN CINEMA’s ninth season! We’re feeling all grown up on the eve of our ninth birthday, amazed that the time has flown by and grateful for all the ongoing community support that helps us to keep our program thriving. Back in April, we were thrilled when Times Colonist film reviewer Michael D. Reid called us “one of this town’s most successful cultural enterprises.” (Times Colonist article, April 6 2011)


We have a great lineup for the fall, starting with the inspiring doc Urban Roots on Wednesday October 12th (details below). This intelligent and fascinating film takes an in-depth look at post-industrial Detroit’s remarkable urban farming phenomenon that is transforming Motown into Growtown! We’re thrilled to be partnering with FoodRoots Distributor’s Co-op again for the third in our series of seasonal celebrations of food, film and farming: Cinema-in-Season. And we have a great line-up of local farmers, community organizers, City planners for the post-screening discussion, moderated by CBC radio host Khalil Akhtar. Please see below for details!

Read the Monday Magazine article about our Season Nine launch here:

OPEN CINEMA Season Nine Launches with 'Urban Roots'

Urban Roots Trailer from Tree Media on Vimeo.

Urban Roots poster

OPEN CINEMA Season Nine Launches with Urban Roots

On Wednesday November 16th, we’re excited to partner with AIDS Vancouver Island for the first time, to bring you the powerful and successful film Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits. This event promises to be eye-opening and relevant, to say the least. More details coming soon!

Our events always take place on Wednesdays at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, unless otherwise indicated.

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