CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF INDEPENDENT FILM AND STORYTELLING

THE MATRIX (1999)

If you haven’t seen The Matrix (1999) directed by the Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, here’s your chance to see what all the talk is about. And if you’ve already seen it, here’s your chance to reconsider what it means to take “the red or the blue pill.” A local Vendantist will introduce the film’s metaphysical dimensions […]

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994)

NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE VIRTUAL ENCORE FESTIVAL. A NOTE FROM SKYE MCLENNAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (2021-PRESENT): As a young girl, the first time I watched this film was a revelation. It transported me to the desolate, yet strangely rich outback where my grandparents and father had lived. The characters boldly navigated conservative mining towns and embraced […]