Looking for dinner AND a movie Thursday night? As the city raises funds with Dining Out For Life at restaurants around Vancouver, the local chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are hosting their own fundraiser for A Loving Spoonful as they present the Vancouver premiere screening of Bad Habits: The Return of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Part social justice movement, part religious drag act, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been doing good works and challenging intolerance for more than 30 years. After a 25-year absence, the Sisters are once again putting down roots in Canada and now, the details of their outrageous life and times is the subject of this original documentary by award-winning writer and director Kevin O’Keefe.
The screening will take place at The Junction (1138 Davie Street) beginning at 7pm. O’Keefe and members of the Sisters will be in attendance. While admission is free, the Sisters will be collecting donations for A Loving Spoonful.
Founded in San Francisco in the late 1970s with the goal of serving the community and confronting homophobia, the Sisters of Perpectual Indulgence combine social activism with a flair for flamboyant theatricality and wicked satire. Last year, the fledgling Abbey of the Long Cedar Canoe was founded in Vancouver: the Sisters’ first Canadian chapter in a quarter-century. Led by Novice Sisters Merry Q. Contrary and Ethica Slüt, they have thrown themselves headlong into the great mission of the order: “to promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt and serve the community” – which in practice means everything from handing out condoms in bars to providing sleeping bags for the homeless of Vancouver’s impoverished Downtown Eastside.
Bad Habits: The Return of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Vancouver Premiere Screening
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ The Junction, 1138 Davie Street
Visit http://www.yvrsisters.ca for more information.