Bethany Care Society (Didsbury) presents Back to God’s Country & Sleeping Giant

Private Event

Film(s) Playing:

Back to God's Country (1919)

Back to God’s Country

Director: David Hartford Run Time: 73min Genre(s): Action/Adventure

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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.

Cast: Nell Shipman, Charles Arling, Wheeler Oakman, Wellington A. Playter
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - G
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - G
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - G
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
Sleeping Giant (Le géant endormi) (2016)

Sleeping Giant

Director: Andrew Cividino Run Time: 89min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama

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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.

Cast: Jackson Martin, Reece Moffett, Nick Serino
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - 14A
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - 14A
Nunavut - 14A
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): English

Private Event

Venue: Bethany Didsbury

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Details:
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
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