Vancouver’s premier documentary film fest, DOXA, has announced even more outdoor screenings of some of this year’s best submissions! What’s more, they’re going with a FREE option instead of the drive-in format they used in May. That’s music to our ears, and we want to share the news.

The Outdoor Summer Screenings are two evenings filled to the brim with relatively short (under 30 mins) selections from this year’s festival. They’ve been divided into two categories as well- Earthly Matters and Feeling at Home. Earthly Matters has 5 films to watch, while Feeling at Home has six.

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But honestly, we’re seeing stuff we want to watch on both nights. For example, a twelve-minute meditation on the life of lichen sounds right up our alley, earth-wise. And meanwhile, the documentary about Maskwacis Cree skateboarding legend Joe Buffalo is essential viewing for any fan of the Vancouver skateboarding scene.

The screenings will take place at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central branch, right in the heart of downtown. And since the screenings don’t start until around 9PM each night, we think this is a perfect post-dinner date idea.

Add in the fact that this is FREE to attend, and this becomes a no-brainer for just about anyone. All you need to do is register online to secure your spot. And hey, if you’ve got a couple bucks to spare, maybe think about donating to DOXA as well (our recommendation, not theirs).

Outdoor Summer Series

When: August 12th and August 13th
Where: VPL South Plaza, 350 West Georgia Street
Cost: Free with registration