The word "monster" comes from the Latin monstrum, which refers to a warning or judgement that traumatically breaks into this world from the realm of the divine. It is in this sense that British director Gareth Edward's 2010 film Monsters is well-named.
In the tradition of movies like Gojira, Edwards uses a giant monster invasion as an allegory for serious real-world dangers. This allegory stands atop an ancient mythical subtext underlying all monster stories. If the allegory deserves interpretation, the subtext demands exegesis. Monsters is both a commentary on the violence inflicted by an imperial power on an impoverished nation and a depiction of the religious horror the violence unleashes upon the world.
Join us for a film screening of "We are Wisconsin" A moving and inspiring documentary about the workers uprising in Wisconsin at the state capital over 26 days in February and March 2011 and a Republican governor's bill threatened to wipe out workers rights.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from BC's labour movement discussing the ongoing attacks on Canadian labour by the Harper government and the neoliberal policies of Christy Clark and the Liberal government of British Columbia.
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Over the holidays, there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a special someone, or a couple of friends, to watch a flick on the big or medium screen; or if you’re like my family, crowded around the laptop. (No, we didn’t join the Black Friday mobs battling for a TV this year -- we’re making do!)
Regardless of how we consume film, rabble rousers want more than the typical Hollywood fare, right?