Movie Nights on Manitoulin

home page Next movie night: Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm: Dead Man (trailer on youtube), 1995 film by Jim Jarmusch, features Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer and an odd cast of odd characters, with a blazing soundtrack by Neil Young and beautiful black-and-white cinematography by the great Robbie Müller. After three documentaries, this fourth in the series planned by 4elements Living Arts to accompany its Canada 150 program on the theme of land and reconciliation takes a radical turn toward ‘art film.’ It's a western in setting, but the spiritual journey shared by William Blake (Depp, an accountant with bounty hunters on his trail) and Nobody (Farmer, a displaced Native man who identifies Blake with the British poet and artist) is unlike any cross-cultural relationship you've seen before.

Movie nights are marked on the Resilient Manitoulin Calendar (which you can add to your own Google Calendar if you have one).


Movies that Matter

at the Honora Bay Free Theatre (Google Map)

Movies that Matter are conversation pieces: they show us matters worth talking about, and since 2004, Manitoulin Islanders have been gathering in small friendly groups to talk about them. Movie Nights typically go something like this:

  1. pot luck supper (optional, usually starts at 5:30 or 6 p.m.)
  2. movie screening after the pot luck, at 6:30 or 7
  3. open conversation after the movie

Movies on DVD

available to 4elements Living Arts members for free borrowing from the 4e office, 91 Main St., Kagawong. Some are documentaries, some fictional, some fall in between those categories. Some have been shown at movie nights in the past; some titles link to websites or reviews; more information about others will be forthcoming. This list is not yet complete, but i'm working on that!