Two Special Film Showings at MOC

Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema will have two special screenings of films from “Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource” on Friday, November 15.

The first screening will be from 3:00 to 5:45 pm and is free of charge. The evening screening will be from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Admission to the evening showing will be $5.00 general admission and free to students.

“Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource” is a new media exhibition and film festival comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from forty-five artists worldwide. It explores water issues from the political to the personal and from ethics to aesthetics, with works that are documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated or acted.  Altogether, the films total 4 hours and 52 minutes.

The afternoon screening includes “We’re All Downstream,” which is comprised primarily of documentaries and runs for 74 minutes.  There will be a 10 minute intermission, followed by “Our Cup Runneth,” which emphasizes metaphor and runs for 76 minutes.

The evening screening begins with “Every Drop a World,” which centers on emotional resonance, and runs 65 minutes. A 10-minute intermission will be followed by the final showing, which is “A Commons. A Public Trust. A Human Right.” It focuses on community and runs for 75 minutes.

In addition to the afternoon and evening screenings, the film “April” will be running in a continuous loop on a monitor in the PUB Gallery of Art, sharing space with other work related to water that has been curated by PC art professor Michael Paul Miller.

Susanne Wiegner, from Constant Dripping or No Escape

Michel Varisco, from Shifting

Friends of the Earth Middle East, from Good Water Neighbors

Claudia Borgna, from Sweep & Weep, Weep & Sweep

Äsa Maria Bengtsson and Ewa Cedarstam, from FLOW