Movie Nights on Manitoulin
Next movie gathering: Saturday, October 16 at 6:30 pm, The Need to Grow. With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, this new film offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement: an 8 year old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization: a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture; and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
Narrated by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s The Defenders, The Lego Batman Movie), TNTG delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil - revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
As usual in winter, the optional potluck will start around 5:30 pm. See below the calendar for more details about Movies that Matter.
Future movie nights at HBFT will show up on the Resilient Manitoulin calendar (a Google Calendar that you can add to your own, if you have one.)
- We've been hosting these free movie nights on Manitoulin since 2004. The basic idea: some films just entertain you and pass the time. Other films matter because they open a window on the world, or challenge you to see it differently. Sometimes we share documentaries, sometimes classic or unusual feature films, but all are chosen to provoke friendly and lively conversation. Some folks come mainly for the movie, some for the conversation, and some for the pot luck – but usually everyone stays for all three. (You can skip the pot luck if you like.)
- The Honora Bay Free Theatre, located at 3241 Hwy 540 near Honora Bay, is also the home of Pam Jackson and Gary Fuhrman. Look for the big white mailbox on the right side of the highway if you're coming from the south or west, or on the left if you're coming from Little Current. Capacity is around 15, and the typical movie night draws about half a dozen people. We play DVD or Blu-ray discs on a good-sized LCD/LED screen, powered with solar-charged batteries (we are off the electrical grid).
- For the pot luck dinners, Pam usually prepares a vegan dish, but guests can bring whatever they like; we sometimes consult about the menu beforehand by email, which helps avoid food allergy problems. One cat also lives here, which could be a problem if you're allergic, but she's friendly.