On tour in BC

01/26/2014 23:25 by Laura Winter

After 1.5 months in front of the computer, we're looking forward to the next 2 weeks of film screenings in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

The past 1.5 months have been full of long days in front of the computer – editing film material, researching, organising film screenings, etc. In between, we had a few film screenings.

The first was “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” on Jan. 9 for Nature Vancouver's Marine Biology Section. It was a wonderful evening – great turn-out, lots of questions after the film, and stimulating individual conversations to round off the evening.

On Jan. 16 and 17 we were at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay to show “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” and our newest film, “The Wild Windwards.” Friday, Jan. 17 was an exciting evening for us, since it was the world premiere of “The Wild Windwards” We were spoiled both nights by the hospitality and technical expertise of the theatre staff, and even more so by the number and wide variety of questions after the film. We had a lot of fun on stage answering all your questions.

Today, Jan. 26, we returned to Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser – home turf for us – with “The Wild Windwards.” We were happy to see that many people who had seen “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” here last year were back again. Our guests were also able to enjoy the aquariums and “touch tanks” with local marine life that are set up at the station. We're looking forward to coming back to the marine station for a second showing on Thurs. Feb. 6 at 7pm.

This week – the week of Jan. 27 – we're excited to come to Vancouver for several screenings. On Wed. Jan. 29 we return to False Creek Yacht Club with “The Wild Windwards.” We're looking forward to coming back to this beautiful venue for a second year.

There'll be two opportunities for those who missed us last year to see “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” - the first film in our “Running Downwind” series. We'll be at UBC on Thurs. Jan. 30. This event is organised together with the International Relations Students Association. We're excited to bring our film to a university setting. No need to worry if you're not a student, though – this event is open to the public! Second chance to see “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” is at the West Vancouver Yacht Club on Sat. Feb. 1. Again, everyone is welcome. We do ask that you register in advance for this event (in order to have accurate numbers for food preparation), but contrary to initial advertising, registration is still open: contact the yacht club office at 604-921-7575.

In the first week of February, we'll be back on Vancouver Island:
At Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre with “The Wild Windwards” on Mon. Feb. 3
At Ocean River Sports in Victoria with “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” on Wed. Feb. 5
Our final show: back at Deep Bay Marine Field Station with “The Wild Windwards” on Thurs. Feb. 6

All the details about our upcoming screenings are on our Events page. We're looking forward to seeing a bit more of BC and to meeting lots of people in the coming two weeks.

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