July 19, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Festivals & Events
Last night I went to a screening of "A Place Called Chiapas" at the Mattson Farm in Rolla, BC. It was fantastic! The movie was about the 1994 revolution in southern Mexico, a very interesting subject to start with, but then the location was also great! The film was screened in the rural town of Rolla, in the loft of a barn. We sat on hay bales and ate complimentary popcorn and pop. The drive out to Rolla is beautiful to start with, and the farm there is extremely well taken care of, quaint, and quiet. Right after the movie they had a draw, which I happened to get the lucky ticket and won a gorgeous locally handmade necklace! After that they had a fire and you were welcome to stay and chat.
This event was a really great opportunity to get informed, relax, and experience some real small town hospitality!
They are planning on having some more screenings later in the summer. At the next one they are playing another movie by the same director, Nettie Wild, called "FIX: The Story of an Addicted City". I will be there.