Movie Nights on Manitoulin
Next movie gathering: Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm: Her (2013), a romance-drama written and directed by Spike Jonze. It's also listed as science fiction because its main focus is a relationship between a man (played by Joaquin Phoenix) and an AI (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) – but now that we Internet users are interacting with AIs all the time (usually without knowing it), it doesn't seem as “futuristic” as it did five years ago. To find out more about it check the
trailer or IMDb.
Optional potluck will start around 6 pm.
Future movie nights at HBFT will show up on the Resilient calendar (a Google Calendar that you can add to your own, if you have one.)
- We've been hosting these 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. Two cats also live here, which could be a problem if you're allergic.