MediaNet is pleased to announce our Arthouse and Cinema Salon screening series! Screenings take place at the Victoria Arts Council downtown gallery at 636 Fort St., and are free to attend. Each month has a different theme.

April’s Theme is Dystopia

7pm April 13: Arthouse Presents Melancholia

Called “a beautiful movie about the end of the world,” Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia follows the members of a family in crisis, as a huge planet comes crashing towards the earth.

7pm March 30: Cinema Salon Presents Heart of a Dog


Laurie Anderson’s reflective musing on matters of life and death revisits the Tibetan Book of the Dead via her relationship with her beloved dog Lolabelle and the lost mother whom she worries she did not love. Animation and Super 8 footage lend personal texture to the documentary’s dreamy, healing fragments, with Anderson’s narration providing poetic perspective on childhood trauma, the nature of storytelling, the transience of life and the release of love.

The screening will be followed by a talk with Judith Price,a video artist, performance artist and educator, who will be speaking about the film and the art of Laurie Anderson.

Cinema Salon Presents:  “Chocolat”, 121 minutes, 2000
Thursday, Feb 16 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Community Arts Council downtown gallery, Fort St./corner of Broad Street (in The Bay Centre)

Chocolat tells the story of a young mother who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie. Her chocolate quickly begins to change the lives of the townspeople.

Cinema Salon Presents Naked City

Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Community Arts Council downtown gallery, Fort St./corner of Broad Street (in The Bay Centre)

Cinema Salon starts the New Year with a screening of the Film Noir Classic, Naked City, followed by a discussion with Peter Sandmark, filmmaker and Executive Director of MediaNet.
About the film: After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder.
“There are eight million stories in the Naked City, and this has been one of them…”