Dear everyone at Kootenay Arts Bulletin,
Happy BC Day long weekend to all of you. Since it is a holiday, I really hope you won’t see this till well into the week!
I’m writing to let you know about the new documentary my wife Silmara and I have made. It’s called Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia.
We believe our movie will be of great interest to a lot of people throughout the Kootenays (and Boundary/Columbia & Okanagan valleys, too) – and not just to those into movies or the cinematic history of this corner of our province, but also to anyone interested in the history and heritage of the region in general.
The documentary is a fully independent, made-in-BC effort and suitable for all ages.
We’d be grateful if you could include us in your bulletin in September, when we’ll be taking our movie on the road, as it were, to many of the cinemas that we profile in the doc itself.
I’m attaching our media kit, which includes more information on the movie, links to our first trailer (the second is in the works as we speak), and high-res still photos available for promotional purposes.
While there still may be a screening or two to add to the list below, these are the dates confirmed at this point:
GEM Theatre, Grand Forks – Tuesday 19 September
The Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke – Thursday, 21 September
The Nelson Civic Theatre, Nelson – Saturday, 23 September
VanCity Theatre – Vancouver – Sunday, 24 September
The Royal Theatre, Trail – Monday, 25 September
The Golden Cinema, Golden – Sunday, 30 September (free matinee)
The Towne Cinema, Vernon – Monday, 2 October
The Salmar Classic, Salmon Arm – Wednesday, 4 October
Summerland Community Arts Centre, Summerland – Thursday, 5 October
Showtimes are still to be finalized, so please advise people to check Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-Town Cinema in British Columbia (as it’s updated – just the poster is there now, which you can see by clicking the link below) or your local listings
The Nelson screening on September 23rd is part of the inaugural Kinesis Festival:
Silmara and I will be in attendance at every screening except for Nelson’s, and we are available to do introductions and/or an informal Q&A session before and after the shows, respectively.
We are also available for phone and/or online interviews with some notice (we have a very active 18-month old at home…things need a bit more arranging than the used to!).
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve got any questions at all or would like any additional information.
Thanks very much for your time.