Wednesday, March 11th at EMCS (Edward Milne Community school).
Sooke’s Intermission Film Series continues on Wed., March 11 with a screening of the epic historical drama Gandhi, the 1982 classic that won eight Academy Awards — including Best Picture, Best Director for Sir Richard Attenborough and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley.
Given its three-hour length, the screening will start at 6:20 p.m in the EMCS Community Theatre. Admission is by small donation to cover theatre rental costs.
The evening is a co-presentation with the Sooke Multi-Belief Initiative, the Transition Sooke working group dedicated to compassionate local action, education and outreach. The screening follows World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February, a United Nations initiative that was officially recognized this year in a joint declaration from T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief Gordon Planes and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait.
The acclaimed film tells the story of lawyer, politician and social activist Mahatma Gandhi asa he struggles to win independence for India through nonviolent civil disobedience. Wrote The Guardian: “Ben Kingsley’s performance as Gandhi, ageing 50 years in three hours, from dapper, status-conscious lawyer to emaciated ascetic in a loin-cloth, will certainly take its place among the cinema’s great historic portraits.”
- Doors open at 6:00pm (earlier than usual)
- Film begins at 6:30
- It is a 3 hours duration film
- By donation
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