Cinema Salon

After a brief hiatus, Vancity Theatre’s longest running series, Cinema Salon, returns in a new quarterly slot, beginning January 19, 2016.

Produced and presented by Melanie Friesen, Cinema Salon brings an outstanding member of the community to introduce his/her favourite film. The first guest was Arthur Erickson in May 2006, with his pick, The River, by French master Jean Renoir. Over the decade, over 100 guest presenters have introduced their choices, among them: David Suzuki (“Rashomon”), Gregor Robertson (“The Planet”), Gloria Macarenko (“The Unbearable Lightness of Being”), Michael Ondaatje (“The Hustler”), Michael Audain (“The Gospel According to Matthew), Grand Chief Ed John (“Rabbit Proof Fence”) and Emily Molnar (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”).

The evening includes introductory commentary and contextualization from Melanie, an appreciation by the guest, and an audience Q&A session with light refreshments after the screening.