‘RainForest: The Limit of Splendour’ Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

This post published on February 9, 2012

On Wednesday February 22nd, we are thrilled to present Vancouver Island filmmaker Richard Boyce’s award-winning new documentary RainForest: The Limit of Splendour (2011), which offers a moving and unique perspective on the importance of protecting our ancient rainforests. Boyce will be in attendance for the post-screening discussion, along with speakers TJ Watt (Ancient Rainforest Alliance), and Ken James (Youbou Timberless Society).  As usual, OPEN CINEMA’s food concession includes The Joint pizza, Bubby Rose brownies, free Fernwood coffee, door prizes and cash bar.

Rainforest recently won Best Mountain Culture Film Award at Whistler Film Festival 2011. The jury praised the film for “re-exposing our most critical environmental issue while at the same time pushing the cinematic experience and limits of storytelling, cinematography and editing.”

Inspired by the Kwakwaka’wakw chief Kwaxsistalla, this powerful and moving documentary provides us with an intimate glimpse into the First Nation’s traditional relationship with the forest, juxtaposed with Boyce’s very personal perspective on the decades-long fight to save Vancouver Island’s thousand year-old trees from clear-cutting practices. Boyce takes his camera high up into the forest canopy, providing us with a unique cinematic experience of the rich forest ecosystem.

“I started production of this film in Victoria as a member of MediaNet, where I was introduced to Open Cinema,” comments Boyce. “It gives me great pleasure to bring my completed film back to the organizations that supported me so much as an independent filmmaker.”

Find out more about the film here.

OPEN CINEMA Rain Forest: Media Release 9 Feb, 2012

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