Movie Night

A beautiful and thought provoking cinematic experience, revealing the complexity of relationships with the wild lands of the northwest and the people who live and work there - the Tahltan, drillers, geologists, hunters and powerline workers. The movie will be followed by a discussion with Nettie Wild, the Vancouver-based film maker.

The film premiered at the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, where it won the award for Best Canadian Documentary. It has also won the award for the ALFF 2016: Audience Choice for Best Canadian Documentary, and CSC Robert Brooks Award for Best Cinematography (Van Royko). The film garnered three Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography in a Documentary and Best Editing in a Documentary.

This subtle, beautiful and remarkably even-handed documentary examines what it means to live near the Red Chris gold and copper mine among the sweeping landscapes of northwestern British Columbia. Filmmaker Nettie Wild skillfully juxtaposes a soundtrack of gentle ruminations about nature, culture and economics spoken by local band members, white hunters and mine workers with a meditative film of ceaseless activity: Geologists consider core samples, line workers pull electrical cables, elders blockade a road, locals rescue stranded salmon, hunters shoot a moose. All these people have a stake in the land, and the mine poses the painful dilemma of economics versus environmentalism.

Kate Taylor in The Globe and Mail

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Price: $10 CAD