New film club at the Khyber

Students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design will soon have a new opportunity to show their work to the public.

Keltie MacNeill is a NSCAD student and part of a group of volunteers behind the Khyber Film Club, which will meet every second Monday at the Khyber Arts Centre on Barrington Street. The first film night is Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

"Basically, the film club is a way to...keep the (Khyber) and community driven," she said. "The students at NSCAD have been offered a space to show (short films) before (a) feature film."

Daniel Joyce, the Khyber's interim director, expects the film club to be small, but he hopes it will lead to bigger initiatives at the arts centre.

"Our board has a dream of opening up an independent cinema on the third floor once again where we used to have the Wormwood cinema in the 70s and 80s," he said. "If we can get a bit of a film community going, that'll be a major help."

MacNeill hopes the short films will generate "good discussion...or critical discourse."

The club is open to the public and admission is by donation, which will go toward operational costs, such as projectors, Joyce says.

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