Monthly Film Club gets into gear at the Pemberton Library

Pemberton has some great gathering places and hangout spots (the Skate Park on a sunny day comes to mind) but when the mercury plummets, the snowbanks build and dark arrives promptly each afternoon around 4pm, one of the coziest places to hang is the Pemberton and District Library.

And now, thanks to an initiative of the Friends of the Library, Pemberton also has a mini-cinema to host a monthly Film Club.

The Pemberton + District Public Library has partnered with Film Movement Canada, who supply the film every  month, (after the screening, the film becomes part of the library’s collection), and the Friends of the Library, who supply the tea and cookies and who also purchased the Library’s new screen.

Says Valerie Megeney for the Friends, “We hope to develop a loyal following so that we have the base to create something quite unique in Pemberton. We are also hoping to arrange a simple pre-show dinner at various restaurants at a set price so that, if you decide to partake, you will not eat alone.”

The screening of award-winning movies every third Thursday of the month, from 7pm to 9pm, kicks off this Thursday with King of Devil’s Island. Megeney describes it as a riveting Norwegian thriller (14+), a true story about a correctional school for boys on a remote island set in 1915. The photography is exceptional.

(It also stars Stellan Skarsgaard, the legendary actor whose, ahem, swoon-worthy son, Alexander Skarsgaard plays the vampire Eric Northman in True Blood… which is reason enough for me to check it out. And justification for the inclusion of an otherwise random photo…)

Film Club. It’s so much more fun than a Fight Club. Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation or isolation. Make a regular date of it.

As Valerie Megeney says, “Few things in life are free, but this evening is.”


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