Big announcement for Fernie! We are getting the latest Pokémon movie this May 10th at the Vogue Theatre. My husband was willing to travel with my kids to another city if Fernie didn’t get it right away. They’re that excited.
“Starting this Fri May 10: Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds is the voice of Detective Pikachu….so funny!!”
Sharkwater Extinction (Canada), the final film by award-winning Toronto documentarian, photographer, and conservationist Rob Stewart, updates and expands on the fight by Stewart and others to halt the hunting of sharks. Yet these magnificent creatures are in more danger than ever, due to a thriving pirate industry, legal loopholes, and widespread corruption. Over 100 million sharks are still killed every year. The world’s shark population has decreased by 90 percent in the last 30 years. Completed by the production team after Stewart died while making the film, Sharkwater Extinction takes us to Costa Rica, Cape Verde, the Bahamas, Panama, and the US to explore the myriad ways sharks continue to be placed in peril.
Sun, 13 January 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
A couple of IFF’s films coming up this winter, Kayak to Klemtu and The Wife. Showing at Vogue Theatre in Fernie. We’re so lucky to have festivals such as this in our small town.
I went with a few friends to see A Star Is Born on Tuesday and really enjoyed it. It is a tragic love story that makes you believe in that raw, passionate, in the moment love again. Love is messy! Love is always changing but that’s not what I got from the movie. The message that I took home with me was that having talent is one thing but talent with something to say can change the world.
Now, I completely believe in that, which is why I get so blasé about some of the artwork I produce. I just don’t see the message in it. I’ll put my coffee mug on my illustrations and a witness will say “Do you treat your art like that?” I do. I don’t treat all my art that way. But I don’t see everything as precious. What do I find precious? What do I want my paintings to say? That’s my big question right now. Not that my art is going to change the world, but I believe in art. It’s so interesting the feelings I get when I paint, when I REALLY paint. I get lost in it, which is why I have an alarm on my phone that tells me when to get the kids from school.
What’s my message.
“Join us for The Last Waltz in honour of our friend Mark Ferris. By donation only and all proceeds will be donated to The Snow Valley Christmas Cheer Committee run by Jeri and Rhonda. It will be a fun night with a Nova Scotia toonie bar ( we just made that up) and treats. We hope to see you there!”
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9 PM – 12 AM
My own personal memory of Mark is being downtown at the dumpster painting and Mark would come by playing music and just giving off positive vibes. I believe he was a believer in art in all forms and appreciated anyone else participating in it.
“Hi FB Peeps. We don’t usually do this but its been something Rox and I have felt compelled to close the loop on for sometime. On April 20th of 2016 a theatre regular and great guy by the name of Mark Ferris passed away suddenly at the age of 61 from a brain aneurysm. Mark was a music nut, he would often help champion open mic nights at various establishments around town and could regularly be found playing the flute, guitar, spoons around town..literally around the town, On his many visits to the theatre, I always really enjoyed the conversations we had about film and music, He had an odd ritual of not sitting in the theatre until the moment the movie would start. He said that he wanted to see the films without knowing anything about them, so he didn’t want to see any trailers. Which of course would give us time to chat. Well, our last conversation was about the film the Last Waltz, which as it turns out was each of our personal favourites. He asked me that night “if it would ever be possible to show that film at the theatre one night”, I told him that anything is possible and we’d plan for another day to make plans to do that..well Mark died the very next day and unfortunately there wouldn’t be another day for Mark. Our last talk was something I’ve thought about from time to time, and a part of me has been meaning to honour our friend and patron by hosting night of The Last Waltz on the big screen. So here we go! The screening will be free but we will ask that everyone provide a $5.00 donation that we will pay it forward to the The Snow Valley Christmas Cheer Committee run by Jeri and Rhonda. So mark your calendar as we plan on hosting this night on Friday October 26th at 9:00pm. It will be a fun night with a Nova Scotia toonie bar ( we just made that up) and treats. We hope to see you there!” – a message from Vogue Theatre