Category Archives: Films

This Will Make My Family Happy

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!!”

IFF Screening Of Sharkwater Extinction

IFF Fernie Film Festival - Sharkwater Extinction at Vogue Theatre

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
Vogue Theatre

IFF Films Coming Up

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.

You Have Something To Say

A Star Is Born - MovieI 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.

Tomorrow! The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz for Mark Ferris in Fernie BC at Vogue Movie Theatre

“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

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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.