Friday, May 27, 2011

Calgary Dreams

"echoes" will be screening in Calgary, Alberta on June 3rd as part of Calgary Dreams: A selection of Aboriginal films from Dreamspeakers Film Festival.

June 1-4, 2011
Wednesday June 1 @ 7pm - “Down the Mighty River” - the story of the relationship of displaced Cree with the Hydro Dam development that unsettled them. (CSIF Sofa Cinema – J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW – Currie Barracks)

Thursday June 2 @ 7pm - “Qimmit” – an overview of the changes experienced by the Inuit from 1950-1970 with their loss of sled dogs and semi-nomadic lifestyle. A controversial issue at the time, many Inuit still believe that their dogs were deliberately killed by the RCMP as part of government policy to force them off the land. (CSIF Sofa Cinema – J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW – Currie Barracks)

Friday June 3 @ 7pm – Local Aboriginal Short Films – a selection of live-action and animated short films by local artists. Featuring films by: Stephen J. George, Terrance Houle, Cara Mumford, Christiana Latham, Laura Auger, Kevin Littlelight, Elija Wells, Jack Saddleback and more (The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd. NW)

Saturday June 4 @ 7pm – “Boy” – It is 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters. (The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd. NW)

Tickets: $8 Members, Students, Seniors; $10 General Admission
Available at the door.


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