Remember the first time you went to the cinema? The smell of the popcorn, the cushiony chairs, the enormity of the screen… Seeing a film can be a solitary passion or a fun night out with friends, but regardless of the social circumstances, when we’re in a theatre watching a film, there’s a shared collective sensory experience.
For two days, the SFU Public Square invites you to come and escape into the world of film. The Alone Together Film Festival will feature movies that probe the issues of isolation and disconnection in our urban environment – the things that bring us together and the things that push us apart.
The Festival opens on Saturday September 22nd with An Evening Tribute to Shorts – a collection ranging from animation and experimental to documentary and narrative – films that explore the nuances of belonging, migration, identity, and human connection.
On September 23rd, it’s Sunday afternoon at the Cinema highlighting the feature-length documentary “This Space Available” which explores how billboards and commercial advertisements dominate our public space, and “One Voice”, the short music video that demonstrates the power of music as a connecting force.
Hosted at the Westminster Savings Credit Union Cinema in the beautiful SFU Surrey building (at the Surrey Central Skytrain station), the festival will connect film buffs and community activists with students and newcomers.
And the best part of all – it’s free! So bring your family, your neighbor and your friends and join us for a night or an afternoon at the movies!
Free admission. (Seats available on a first come, first served basis)
Saturday An Evening Tribute to Shorts – 7pm to 9pm
Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema – 2pm to 4pm