We are excited to announce that we'll be tying our winter programming together with an Arctic theme this year:
Thursday, October 4: The Fast Runner
Arctic people are leaders in telling their own stories on film, and these movies highlight how powerful that can be. Join us for The Fast Runner, the first film of our 4th annual Native American Film Series on Thursday, October 4th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Downtown Abbe Museum for this free film series, made possible, in part, by Reel Pizza.
It’s an epic tale of love, betrayal, and revenge, set in motion by an evil force brought to the village of Igloolik by a mysterious shaman. Kunuk and his crew meticulously re-created the conditions the Inuit tribes lived under before exposure to Southern influences, using information handed down from tribe elders and the journals of Captain William Edward Parry, a British explorer who visited the area in 1822.
Monday, Oct 15: Archaeology and Exploration in the Far North
Before Tomorrow is the first feature film written and directed by Igloolik’s Arnait Video Productions women’s collective, which has been filming Inuit women’s stories since 1991 based on cultural authenticity and community involvement. It is the story of a woman who demonstrates that human dignity is at the core of life from beginning to end, as she faces with her grandson the ultimate challenge of survival. Set in 1840, some Inuit tribes still have never met any white people, although rumors circulate about what they might be, where they come from, and why. The film draws on history to imagine the fate of one village, and one family, to explore the impact of European presence in the Arctic.
Thursday, December 6: The Necessities of Life
For more information about this film, please click here. This film is Rated PG for thematic materials and brief mild language. This film screening is free and open to the public, made possible, in part, by Reel Pizza.