Movie lovers now have an outlet in Lake Country thanks to a newly formed film committee.
And students at George Elliot will have a place to screen the short films they are making.
The Lake Country Arts Council Film Committee, a branch of the Lake Country Arts Council, will be holding their first screening March 24 at Creekside Theatre.
The committee’s mission is to provide quality screenings of lesser seen films locally, to avoid the drive to Kelowna or Vernon. The committee will create a local cinema experience at Creekside – from a cash only concession to the screening itself.
Along with bringing in a more diverse range of engaging films and documentaries that are often overlooked for the bigger budget blockbusters, the group is also working with students in GESS’s film class.
“I think that, more then anything, this is a great opportunity to get Lake Country residents involved in arts and culture in our own community” said Robert Guenette, committee chair. “To that end, we are excited to announce that prior to each feature we will show two short films created by students in the George Elliot Film classes. These kids are the future of our community and being able to feature them at our event is a big bonus for the committee and the arts council.”
This Saturday’s initial screening will offer two films: The Breadwinner (6 p.m.) and Loving Vincent (8 p.m.) at Creekside Theatre.
Membership to the film committee is required to enjoy the screenings, however at $5 for the year, the goal is simply to cover cost. This membership will also give the member viewing privileges for the planned November 2018 screening as well. Memberships are available at the door only.