As you can see from the picture above, Episode Two of the Story and the Story is vintage cool, taking us all the way back to film-maker and teacher Curtis Emde's childhood in small-town Vernon, and the books that brought him into the wide world of art and wit as well as the books that remind him of home.
Curtis is from the Okanagan where he became an avid reader as a child, thanks to the good influences of his parents, siblings and school (especially the Olympic Reading Program). He credits his first grade teacher Mrs Ferguson, as well as MAD magazine, for teaching him how to read.
After teaching English overseas for 8 years, he returned to BC and is currently working as a teacher in Vancouver. He also works on photo, video and other creative projects with his wife Silmara, who is a graphic designer, photographer, and emblem of patience.
Curtis and Silmara's shared love of film, especially 35mm and other dying formats, has led them to travel from the top of BC all the way down the coast of Oregon in search of old movie theatres, and their commitment to documenting the rise and demise of those storied theatres has resulted in several documentaries and an ongoing multimedia history project called The Projection Project.