Fogo island Film Weekend: Resistance and Resilience

Date: Nov 22
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Theatre

Fogo Island Film is an annual series organized by Fogo Island Arts devoted to international films that consider the diversity of relationships between nature and society. This year's theme is Resistance and Resilience, featuring the following events: Friday November 22nd 6:30-9:00 pm Island of the Hungry Ghosts: On an isolated island in the Indian Ocean, land crabs migrate in their millions from the jungle to the sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention centre where thousands of asylum seekers have been locked away indefinitely. Their only connection to the outside world is trauma counsellor Poh Lin Lee. Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a hybrid documentary that moves between the natural migration and the chaotic and tragic migration of the humans, which is in constant metamorphoses by the unseen decision-making structures. Gabrielle Brady. Germany, UK, Australia, 2018, 94 min. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady. Saturday November 23rd 1:00-2:10 Winning submissions from the Fogo Island Film 2019 international open call for short films. La Pesca - Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, Fernando Lopez Escriva. Colombia, 2017, 22 min. Eulogy for the Dead Sea - Polina Teif. Canada, 2018, 24 min. Gems and Minerals - Diane Borsato. Canada, 2018, 25 min. 2:30-4:06 A Whale of a Tale Megumi Sasaki. Japan, 2017, 96 min. Sunday November 24th 1:00-2:10 Winning submissions from the Fogo Island Film 2019 international open call for short films. 2:20-3:16 pm Naturales Historiae Pauline Julier. Switzerland, 2018, 56 min. 3:30-4:50 pm When Lambs Become Lions Jon Kasbe. USA, 2018, 79 min. Image Credit: Jon Kasbe, When Lambs Become Lions. Film still. USA, 2018, 79 min. Members, Please call Visitor Services at 757-8090, to reserve your seat

Events & Programs

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakspeare By The Sea

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)