It’s a weekday evening but I’ve finally escaped the hustle and bustle of traffic. There are cars parked beside each other in varying levels of capability. I park mine next to a silver truck, feeling ridiculously small next to the gigantic tires.
The trees around me shake slightly with the wind. When it whips around again, I shove my hands into my coat pockets and pull out my gloves, scowling. It was too cold for this, but the promise of hot chocolate and a late night movie enticed me.
I walked through the parking lot, kicking dead leaves, my bag hitting my legs with every step. Hawrelak — the traffic was muted here. It felt… nice. I followed a group of people until we came to a clearing by the lake. There was a large screen made out of snow and like magic, the film began.
This year, the International Festival of Winter Cinema is being held at the CO*LAB courtyard. Tickets range between $5 (standing area) to $10 (sitting area) and on a set schedule. But hurry! Bookings are limited – browse the list of movies and times here.
Unit March 13, escape the city life and forget that you’re watching a movie outside.