Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Get your tickets for the New West Doc Fest!

Love film? Concerned about the state of our planet? Then save these dates: Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. That's the weekend of the first-ever New West Doc Fest, a festival screening films with a green bent as well as student films from Pull Focus, a non-profit film school in Vancouver.

The New West Doc Fest is being hosted by Douglas College (New Westminster Campus). Screenings include Burning Water, about a farming family in Alberta who discover their water can be lit on fire; Vanishing of the Bees, which looks at the disappearance of honeybees and its far-reaching implications, 65 Red Roses, which follows a young Vancouverite's battle with cystic fibrosis; and Tapped, which takes a hard look at the big business of bottled water.

A festival pass is just $20. Students and seniors pay $5 for individual screenings ($7 regular admission). Email to purchase tickets online; they'll be available at the door, too.

For more info visit the New West Doc Fest website.