It’s a new year at MONOVA and with it, we’re excited to launch new programming at the Museum of North Vancouver! Designed for young adults, MONOVA’s Museumflix program is bringing locally filmed movies to new audiences, free of charge.
Join us at the Museum of North Vancouver (115 West Esplanade) on the last Thursday of every month from January to May 2023 for a FREE movie night highlighting feature films and local works filmed all or mostly in North Vancouver.
You might be surprised to learn some of your favourite movies have a connection to your own backyard!
Popcorn, Cash Bar, Trivia and Prizes
Doors open at 5:30 pm, with films running from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a short intermission.
Participate in fun film trivia for the potential to win a $25 gift card to the MONOVA Museum Store. While this event is open to all ages, 19+ and two pieces of ID are required for cash/card bar.
The Winter-Spring 2023 theme will be North Shore Cinema Series I: Discovery. The program and accompanying monthly sub-themes are listed below.
January 26: Empowerment
Firefighter (1986 TV Movie) – 1h 40m, TV-PG
Cindy Fralic (Nancy McKeon) plans to become a Los Angeles County firefighter. However, in the 60-year history of the department, no woman has ever passed the department’s physical skills test.
Battling divorce, stereotypes and opposition from both men and women, Cindy Fralic passes the physical agility test to become the first female firefighter in Los Angeles County.
February 23: Belonging
Tron: Legacy (2010) – 2h 5m, PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
March 30: Connection
Charlie St. Cloud (2010) – 1h 39m, PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality
After Charlie survives a car crash that kills his younger brother, he is given the gift of seeing the spirits of his brother and others who he has lost, and must use his powers to save the woman he loves from impending disaster.
April 27: Relationship to Technology
The 6th Day (2000) – 2h 3m, PG-13 for strong action violence, brief strong language and some sensuality
In the near future, cloning is now technically advanced, but human cloning is still illegal. Adam Gibson (Schwarzenegger) returns home after working with his friend Hank Morgan (Rapaport), only to find a clone of himself with his family. Before he has chance to find out the truth, he is attacked by a group who want him dead. Adam must escape and find out the truth from the creator of the clones, Michael Drucker (Goldwyn). Adam knows for sure he couldn’t have been cloned, but isn’t ready for what he’s about to hear.
May 25: Coming of Age
The NeverEnding Story (1984) – 1h 42m, PG-13 for frightening and intense scenes
Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he “borrows” the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction.
Join us! We’d love to see you there.
Call-Out for Short Films
If you are a North Shore filmmaker and have a short film between 10-30 minutes in length that you would like us to feature in our series, we would love to hear from you!
Please submit your elevator pitch and film to firstname.lastname@example.org
We rely on contributions, monthly or one-time gifts, to help MONOVA safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.