On May 16, the Port Hawkesbury Sunday Films group is hosting a day of films at the Shannon Studio in the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.
The Sunday Films event is an annual one, organized to bring independent and educational, thought-provoking films to the area’s audience. This year’s films include a selection of Canadian-made and International films, dealing with diverse themes of ecological conservation, war and nuclear resistance, prisoner rehabilitation, living with disability, and post-Cold War national liberation.
Some of the films hit close to Nova Scotian hearts. In Chasing Wild Horses, a New York city fashion photographer finds beauty and inspiration in Sable Island’s horses. Honour in the Woods tells the story of fifteen woodlot owners who, in spite of the standard practice of clear-cutting, opt for more sustainable practices. The Strangest Dream documents the legacy of physicist and anti-nuclear activist Joseph Rotblat, founder of the Pugwash Conference which took its name from the tiny Nova Scotia village.
Tickets for this event are available at the Civic Centre Box office – for information, phone (902) 625-2591. For admission, film-goers will see a selection of six films. Ticket prices are $12 adult, $8 student. Screenings will begin at 10:45am, and conclude at 5:37pm.
Sunday Films is sponsored by the Town of Port Hawkesbury, Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, Elantec IT, and the Antigonish Film Society.
The Antigonish Film Society is providing access to their films for the Civic Centre screenings as part of their annual film festival activities. The society began hosting the multi-day Antigonish International Film Festival in 2007. In 2008 and 2009, the organizers brought selections of the films on the road for showings in Sydney and Port Hawkesbury.