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Film Screening: My Prairie Home

Join us for the screening of My Prairie Home, in celebration of Pride Month.

With thanks to the National Film Board of Canada.

About the Film:

In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, My Prairie Home, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, Spoon sweetly croons us through their queer and musical coming of age.

June 5th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Before the Flood

Before the Flood captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. With visuals and incredible statistics, this film is a very engrossing advocacy documentary that shouldn’t be missed.  Directed by: Fisher Stevens 2016, 96 min

May 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Waseskun

Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length doc follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center. The focus of the program is to provide help and healing for these men who have grown up in difficult communities and need a more comprehensive approach to rehabilitation; one that addresses the mind, body and soul.  Director Steve Patry spent a full year with these men, gaining their trust and confidence.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Limit is the Sky

This documentary follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort Mac,” as it’s known, becomes a testing ground for these young dreamers as they struggle with their own perceptions of money, glory and self-worth amid plummeting oil prices, an unpredictable economy and, most recently, awe-inspiring wildfires. Directed by: Julia Ivanova  2016, 107 min

Limit is the Sky Trailer

April 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Gender Revolution

This film explores and challenges the traditional meaning of “gender” through a global perspective. American journalist, Katie Couric tours the country and interviews many people who are involved in the “gender revolution”- individuals who are transgender, born intersex and the LGBTQ community as well as scientists, psychologists, therapists and people at all ends of the spectrum. By exploring gender as it relates to biology, sexuality and sociology there is a new framework for identity being formed.

April 4th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Faith Project: Film with Q&A

ABOUT THE FILM

In short documentary stories, seven young Canadians share the rituals that define their spiritual lives.

Each segment is presented in an epic visual style, inviting the viewer to contemplate the inner, personal landscapes of faith in a pluralistic society. The Faith Project invites conversation about what it means to be a young person of faith in Canada today.

 

SPECIAL GUEST

Writer/Associate Producer

SHIRAZ JANJUA

 

January 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Honesty, the Truth about Lies

'(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies' is a documentary feature film that explores how and why people lie. The film is anchored in behavioral experiments that measure our propensity to lie - sometimes even unknowingly. On a more personal level, from little white lies to devastating deceits, people share on camera the true stories of lies they've told. Experts examine the reasons behind our behavior and the implications of our dishonesty. Behavioral scientist Dan Ariely brings these elements together and guides us in discovering the complicated truths about lies. 2015, 89 minutes.

October 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?

Alzheimer's disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. The cause of Alzheimer's and whether it can be stopped is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes of the major drug trials to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer's.  2016, 54 minutes.

October 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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