CultureNet + Rainy Season

By Aurelea Mahood

Well – okay – there’s no rain (yet), but I am wearing sweaters again.  And as soon as I am wearing a sweater, I feel more entitled to make suggestions about activities that take people indoors.  That said, here are five upcoming activities involving CultureNet students and faculty.  Come join us inside.  For more information, conact culturenet@capilanou.ca.

 1. Thurs, Oct 2: CultureNet/Creative Writing Open Mic Night

 An evening of Open Mic readings + performance by Cap U students past and present and Special Guests Roger Farr, Kim Minkus, and Reg Johanson. The stage will be open to Cap U writers, faculty, alumni and their friends.

8pm / Thurs Oct. 2 / Hoko’s Restaurant / 362 Powell Street / Vancouver

2. Fri, Oct 10: Rosalind Nashashibi’s “Bachelor Machines”

Join the Year 1 CultureNet students on a guided tour of the Rosalind Nashashibi exhibit (1pm) on Friday, October 10th at North Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery.  This exhibits looks at  technology, gender, and identity through the screening of Nashashibi’s film work.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Aurelea Mahood.

1pm / Fri Oct 10 / Presentation House Gallery / 333 Chesterfield Ave / North Vancouver

3. Tues, Oct 21: Capilano Film Series – “Persepolis”

“Persepolis” was already well-known as the two-volume autobiography of talented graphic novelist, illustrator and children’s book author Marjane Satrapi before its much-anticipated animated adaptation won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.  A double-screening of this feature-length film + student work will be introduced by Aurelea Mahood (CultureNet/English) and followed by a Q/A session. See the Performing Arts Theatre for more information on tickets and directions. 

7pm / Tues Oct 21 / Capilano Performing Arts Theatre / Capilano University / North Vancouver

4. Fri, Oct 24: CultureNet/Film Centre Screening Project

The Year 1 and 2 CultureNet students will be screening a selection of Year 2 and 3 Film Centre student work in preparation for the November screening + panel event.  From 1-3pm in Birch 125, we will be screening and selecting works from 4-6 student filmmakers.  Their films will be screened at a Capilano Open House event on Wednesday, November 19th after which a panel discussion of the films will be led by the CultureNet students.  The panel will be made up of CultureNet and Film Centre students as well as an opportunity for a Q/A session.  If you are interested in the vetting process, join us Friday, October 24th.  For more information contact Aurelea Mahood.

1pm / Fri Oct 24 / Screening Project / Birch 125 / Capilano University / North Vancouver

5. Wed, Nov 19: CultureNet at the Capilano Open House

As a part of the Arts + Sciences Open House, CultureNet students will be reviewing a half dozen Capilano Film Centre student films and leading a panel discussion with the student filmmakers in attendance.  This is a great opportunity to see two programs in action and learn more about the educational opportunities at Capilano University. 

Check back in early Nov for more info on the times + room locations for this upcoming event.

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