Director: David Hartford Run Time: 73min Genre(s): Action/Adventure
The first (and earliest surviving) feature film made in Canada by Canadians, Back to God’s Country tells the story of Delores LeBeau, who goes on a treacherous journey to the Arctic with her husband on a vessel captained secretly by the man who murdered her father. In a tense and action-packed sequence, Delores must save her husband from the malicious Rydal and survive in the unfamiliar Arctic conditions.
Written and starring female filmmaking pioneer and creative powerhouse of the silent era, Nell Shipman, this is also the most successful silent film in Canadian history and is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Director: Andrew Cividino Run Time: 89min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama
Teenager Adam (Martin) is spending a lonely summer vacation with his parents on rugged Lake Superior, near Thunder Bay. His routine is shattered when he befriends Riley (Moffett) and Nate (Serino), smart aleck local boys who pass the time with reckless, potentially dangerous fun.
A shocking revelation sets in motion a series of events that tests the bonds of friendship and changes the boys forever. With gorgeous location photography and unerring authenticity, Sleeping Giant highlights that critical moment in adolescence when everything seems possible and every dare is an opportunity to test one’s limitations, regardless of the consequences.
Nick Serino won a Canadian Screen Award for his supporting role.
Venue: Bethany Didsbury
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
10:00 AM Back to God’s Country
2:00 PM Sleeping Giant
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
Bethany Didsbury, 1201–15th Avenue, Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0