Director: Stephen Campanelli Run Time: 101min Genre(s): Drama
Adapted from the much-celebrated novel by the late Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese, INDIAN HORSE is a powerful drama that delves deep into the shameful history of Canada’s Residential Schools. The young protagonist of Wagamese’s saga – brought to the screen by a team that includes director Stephen Campanelli, screenwriter Dennis Foon and executive producer Clint Eastwood — Saul comes to know the worst of the system’s abuses after a series of family tragedies leave him in the care of authorities in Manitoba of the late 1950s. When one of the priests – played by Michiel Huisman of GAME OF THRONES – recognizes Saul’s hockey talents, a potential pathway opens up before the youngster but like so many survivors of the schools, he remains haunted by the traumas of the past.
Director: Larry Weinstein Run Time: 88min Genre(s): Documentary
Based on the internationally acclaimed book Hana’s Suitcase, this poignant documentary tells the tale of George and Hana Brady, two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, and the terrible hardships they endured because they were Jewish.
When Fumiko Ishioka, a teacher in Japan, requests artifacts from a Holocaust museum to illustrate the history of WWII to her students, one item she receives is a suitcase labelled “Hana Brady.” As she and her students unravel Hana’s story, the film seamlessly transports audiences through 70 years of history, back and forth across three continents.
“Larry Weinstein’s deft, unique balance of documentary and narrative techniques helps…convey the combination of deep personal trauma and epic atrocity at the heart of Inside Hana’s Suitcase…a lovely, accessible and moving work.” — Kieran Grant, EYE Weekly
Director: Michael McGowan Run Time: 93min Genre(s): Comedy
A homeschooled hockey prodigy takes his shot at the big time in this charming sports musical featuring songs by Olivia Newton-John with Marc Jordan, Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, and Amy Sky.
Venue: Waldheim Library
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
10:30 AM Inside Hana's Suitcase
12:00 PM Indian Horse
7:00 PM Score: A Hockey Musical
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Ramp, automatic doors, fully accessible bathroom.
Waldheim Library, 409 Main Street North, Waldheim, SK, S0K 4R0