The Vancouver International Film Centre (aka the Vancity Theatre) is hosting a Cinema Salon screening of The Big Lebowski on Tuesday November 3rd.
Cinema Salon takes place once a month when “Melanie Friesen invites a distinguished guest to present his/her favourite film. After the screening, audiences and guests will have the opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and snacks in our spacious lounge.” The guest this month (and the person who selected the film) is Senator Larry Campbell.
Senator Larry Campbell established Vancouverâ€™s first District Coronerâ€™s Office in 1981 and was the Chief Coroner for British Columbia in 1996. He became the inspiration behind the popular CBC drama Da Vinciâ€™s Inquest, as well as its spin-off, Da Vinciâ€™s City Hall. In 2002 he was elected Mayor of Vancouver, spearheading the approval and establishment of North Americaâ€™s first legal safe injection site and championed the Four Pillars Drug strategy. In addition to drug and crime prevention, he was also instrumental in the successful Vancouver bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In August 2005, Campbell was summoned to the Senate of Canada. As a Senator, Campbell has continued his work on drug policy, mental health and aboriginal issues.
Tickets for the Cinema Salon screening of The Big Lebowski with Senator Larry Campbell are $10, which is a treat for this type of event in this venue.
If you’d like to meet Senator Campbell before that time, you can book your table this Saturday on Main Street as I’ll be serving Dim Sum alongside him to benefit the Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS.