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Theatre in qathet plans film showings for Black History Month

Special screenings include Mami Wata, a West African tale of revenge and spirituality
KICK-OFF MOVIE: The Patricia Theatre will have a members-only screening, with free admission for all qathet international film festival 2024 passholders, of the film Mami Wata on Thursday, February 1, in honour of Black History Month.

To kick off Black History Month, qathet Film Society is having a members-only screening of the film Mami Wata on Thursday, February 1, at the Patricia Theatre. 

Admission is free for qathet international film festival passholders. The society indicated that because the movie is not yet rated in BC, film society membership is required to attend.

"I’m for sure bringing in American Fiction," said Patricia Theatre manager Laura Wilson, regarding Black History Month.

American Fiction had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year. Jeffrey Wright stars in the, "biting satire about the commodification of marginalized voices and a bittersweet portrait of an artist forced to re-examine the terms of his integrity,” according to TIFF. 

The narrative is an adaptation of Percival Everett’s novel, Erasure. 

Wilson hopes to bring a few more movies into the Patricia throughout February with a black history focus, but they are yet to be determined.

Mami Wata was filmed, "entirely in black and white, and was the winner of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize in Cinematography," according to the film synopsis.

To watch the trailers and to find out more about films, passes and membership at the Patricia Theatre go to

To find out about the February 1 screening, go to, and to watch the movie trailer for 

American Fiction, go to

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