BODY OF LIGHT
to screen in Sechelt & Gibsons as Fundraiser for Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Friday, October 18th at 1 PM
Saturday October 19th at 1 PM
Gord Halloran’s two-year film odyssey Body of Light will be presented at The Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt and at the Gibsons Cinema the weekend of October 18th and 19th as a fundraiser for Sechelt Hospital Foundation to benefit Mental Health Services.
Begun at the Sechelt Arts Festival as a theatrical / filmic exploration, Body of Light is now a documentary film, based on Halloran’s pursuit of meaning in the face of sudden illness, as he turns to his community for support, answers and meaning. “Body of Light is an artist’s flight through the shadowy passages we must negotiate to explore the mystery of healing, its effect on our relationships with one another, and with ourselves and, ultimately, our place in the world,” Halloran says.
“It’s a love letter to my community on the Sunshine Coast.,” he adds, “it’s also a tribute to living in the moment.” In the film, Halloran’s journey questions whether healing is an art or a science, as he uses what he has learned from interviewing over 45 Sunshine Coast artists and practitioners who are engaged in some form of the healing arts. “Could the application of intense creativity and open-ended exploration lead to the healing of an individual?” he asks.
Body of Light is a production of Fat Salmon Cinema presented by Executive Producer Dr. Lolly de Jonge and Directed by Gordon Halloran with a narrative voice-over performed by Caitlin Hicks.
Halloran & Hicks will be present at the screening on Friday and Saturday to answer questions from the audience. The producer, Dr. Lolly de Jonge may also be in attendance. An Open Forum for discussion of the film and the issues it raises will be led by Hospital Foundation staff member Jane Macdonald. Tickets are $15.
The trailer can be seen at http://gordonhalloran.com/film/2019/3/17/body-of-light