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GRANNY POWER ~ World Premier at the VFF

GRANNY POWER – World Premier at the Victoria Film Festival

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” Granny Power is a documentary about a unique activist movement – the Raging Grannies. What started, 25 years ago, as a satirical protest group in Victoria, B.C., has since grown into an international movement. Filmed over 10 years, Montréal director Magnus Isacsson, who passed away before seeing his film finished, follows several passionate, activist grandmothers who use the principles of street theatre, guerilla action, and satire – as well as flowery hats – to demonstrate for social justice and the environment. This is a documentary about an important, growing and radically under-represented segment of the population, though the humour and audacity of the Raging Grannies make this film ‘serious fun’.

Special Guests in Attendance:
Producer Tobi Elliot, and 12 members of the Raging Grannies Victoria (including VSHJ’s Freda Knott who also appears in the film).

Two Screenings:

Sunday, February 15th at 6:30 pm at the Odeon Theatre #2 on Yates St. at the corner of Blanshard St.

Monday, February 9th at 7:00 pm at the Star Cinema on 9842 Third Street in Sidney.

VSHJ Presents “The Klez” on Sunday, February 22nd

Enjoy a medley of toe tapping, wildly rhythmical klezmer music, lovely Sephardic ballads, and traditional Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino folk songs, performed by the Victoria quintet The Klez. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome.

When: Sunday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre Of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

This event is supported in part by a community agency grant from the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island.

For the full event poster, click here.