Film screening to benefit Castlegar hospice society

The local hospice is screening a film about one man’s terminal illness.

The local hospice is screening a film about one man’s terminal illness, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, who is also the man’s cousin.

For Dear Life captures 46-year-old producer James Pollard’s final project after he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The film is the documentary directorial debut of Carmen Pollard, James’ cousin, and she will attend the screening of the film at the Castlegar Theatre (185 Columbia Ave.) on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and answer questions following the movie.

“It follows terminal cancer patient James Pollard as he gathers his family and friends around to deal with his cancer prognosis and also it deals with how he faces his own mortality,” explains Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. “So that’s something that we all face at one time or another is our mortality.”

Admission is by donation, with a recommended donation of $15. All proceeds will go to the Hospice Society’s programs.

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