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FILM NITE: Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom....

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FILM NITE: The Girl in the Cafe

_____________________________________________________________________ Lawrence (Bill Nighy), an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, (Kelly MacDonald) an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by...

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FILM NITE: Burning Man – Beyond Black Rock

For all those who didn't make it to The Playa this year, on Saturday, Sept 1st at 7pm we're showing BURNING MAN: BEYOND BLACK ROCK a film that goes behind the scenes of a social revolution to explore the philosophy that fuels it, the social contract that drives it,...

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FILM NITE: eco-warriors

This Thursday, August 30th at 7pm, the Morningside is screening the Canadian premiere of Eco Warriors, a 53 minute documentary exposing the increasingly harsh treatment of people who protest crimes against the environment. Today, protesters who were once described as...

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the greenhorns (thurs aug 23 @ 7 pm)

Thursday August 23rd at 7pm, we'll be screening The Greenhorns documentary, which explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. Armed with a camcorder, farmer-filmmaker-activist Severine von Tscharner Fleming spent two...

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dive!

saturday august 25th at 7pm, Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth...

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woodstock: 3 days of peace and music

This Saturday August 18th at 7pm, we'll be showing Woodstock is a 1970 American documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. Entertainment Weekly called this film the benchmark of concert movies and one of the most...

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yert: your environmental road trip

This Thursday August 16th at 7pm, the morningside will be showing YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) - an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary about the...

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1 Giant Leap

This Saturday August 11th @ 7pm, the morningside is showing 1 Giant Leap - the story of two men, armed with nothing but a digital video camera, a laptop and a vision to explore 'The Unity in the Diversity, touring to such nations as Senegal, Ghana, South Africa,...

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Now & Then: a different kind of african story

join us for this special film nite at the morningside this Thursday August 9th @ 7pm. we will be visiting Lesotho through the eyes of local filmmaker, Gary McNutt, in "Now & Then - a different kind of african story." we will be joined by Phelisanong...

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under african skies: paul simon’s graceland journey

          film nites at the morningside are a blast, with all the  pro-equipment of a theatre, but the sweet, social vibe of a cafe. the  morningside has online ticket reservation (below) – otherwise just drop by for a melty sandwich, say hi...

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lee jaffe – “one love” author booksigning

Morningside Organic Bakery Cafe & Bookstore is thrilled to be hosting iconic photographer and author of One Love, Mr. Lee Jaffe, for a booksigning this Friday August 3rd at 4pm. This book, with the photographs and Jaffe's account of those exciting years, is a lens...

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Bhutan: taking the middle path to happiness

  “Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness” is a documentary on the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and its development policy of “Gross National Happiness.” Imagine a country where the peoples’ happiness is the guiding principle of government. Imagine a people...

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taylor camp: the movie

Hawaii, 1969: Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, bails out a rag-tag band of young mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon waves of hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets find their way to this...

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kemal evans in concert this saturday (july 14th)

This Saturday July 14th, at 7pm the morningside is proud to present kemal evans in concert. An emerging maestro of contemporary urban music, Kemal combines soul, rock, and hip hop into a unique blend of his own. Kemal has been involved with music literally all his...

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on the line (showing Thursday July 12th at 7pm)

This Thursday July 12th at 7pm The Morningside will be showing the award-winning documentary On The Line, an eco-adventure documentary like no other. Follow Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan on a 2,400 km journey by foot, bike, raft and kayak as they seek to uncover the...

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bocephus king at the morningside this saturday (july 7th)

this saturday night (july 7th @7 pm), the morningside proudly presents tonic records recording artist BOCEPHUS KING. the soulful vancouver native whose music lives somewhere between carnival blues and alternative roots rock has a truly distinct voice with the poetry...

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random acts of art

Painted poles are popping up everywhere! In Fernwood, on Gabriola, and now — thanks to morningside organic bakery cafe & bookstore's community art initiative — on Salt Spring. in partnership with bc hydro, morningside is inviting artists and artful beings to...

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Wednesday Night Words with Mary Pinkoski

series debut wednesday may 23 morningside organic bakery cafe & bookstore is hosting the first of a monthly event wednesday night words on may 23, featuring mary pinkoski of edmonton. wednesday night words is a celebration of spoken word, poetry and storytelling;...

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mamuse at the morningside

saturday april 21st at 7pm, the morningside  is deeply thrilled to be opening our gates for an evening of amazing music by california band mamuse for a special stop on their "integration of the awkward' cd release tour up the pacific northwest. to hear more from these...

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fix

FIX takes you from Beverly Hills to Watts, and places in between, in one day, as documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo race to get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years. Inspired by true events, we follow the trio as...

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magic trip

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. Watch the trailer here [raw_html_snippet...

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the big lebowski

The plot of this comedy crime cult classic from the Coen Brothers pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). One of the laziest...

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V for Vendetta – Film Nite

"One hero can not do it. Each one of us have to be heroes." John Lennon Join us on November 5th for a screening of the film V for Vendetta and open discussion about Salt Spring community's role in the Occupy Together movement. Never more relevant, V for Vendetta takes...

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Evenings at the Morningside

I had one of those performance experiences in late August that leaves me repeatedly saying the word, “Blessing,” to the audience. “A blessing to be here,” “This place is a blessing,” “What a blessing.” And so on and so forth. There was no blood, but there was plenty...

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daniel hoy

daniel hoy Daniel is a biologically human organism living in BC. He originated from Salt Spring Island, a place rich with imaginative stimulation. Because of his ascension, he prefers the title 'Lord of Rock' to the more mundane 'Mister' or 'Sir.' The artist-as-genius...

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danielle savage & the miscreant

danielle savage & the miscreant the edgy & beautiful danielle savage & the miscreant from penticton, is coming here for a saturday night performance. her songs reflect her interest in variety— many modes of living, exposure to many locations and persons,...

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autumn in the oak tree

autumn in the oak tree Autumn in the Oak Tree is a folk duo from Winnipeg MB. Their music is best listened to next to a babbling brook, under the shade of a...

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elaine ryan

elaine ryan Her material has a touch of easy-flowing café culture running through the arrangements (September Promise), and her songs stand alone with minimal adornment. They’re evocative and direct (Making Eyes), and the clarity of the production allows the best...

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Moe Clark

Moe Clark Circle of She: Story + Song is the debut spoken word and music cd by Moe Clark. Connecting Clark’s experienced poetic voice with renowned experimental jazz musician Chris Dadge (founder of “Bug Incision” Label), tracks expose the tensions between words and...

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Buckman Coe and Rika

buckman coe & rika “by the mountain’s feet” “what stands out are the gorgeous little touches—like the calypso-tinted guitars in the lite-and-breezy “not so farfetched” and the molasses-dipped harmonies in the wonderful country comedown “plot thick it grows” … if...

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brett nelson & ty cooke & friends

saturday july 23rd & sunday july 24th, 7 pm this weekend, come hear folk-roots music from brett nelson, ty cooke, & friends… brett nelson hails southeastern alberta near the cypress hills. he stops here on salt spring as part of his western canada tour. brett...

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