Afternoon Films – Program B

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Image from the film AMO

Image from the film AMO

Remote cultures, epic journeys, and tales of adventure from the far reaches of the globe are showcased in a diverse selection of unique films – including many North American and World premieres. Choose between Program A and/or B. 

Half-day tickets are available for Program A and B on November 3 and 4 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only. $35 per half day. Full day tickets are $60 per day.

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket.

Related Films

Image from the film My Mom Vala

My Mom Vala

9 Mins

Vala lives in Reykjavik, Iceland and travels to Greenland for work and to immerse herself in rivers thick with migrating char. But for Vala’s 10-year old daughter, Mathilda, Greenland lives only in the stories that her mother tells and her own imagination.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
RC Cone
Producer: 
Scott Ballew, RC Cone, Taylor Johns, Elli Thor Magnusson
Production Company: 
Tributaries Digital Cinema
Image from the film The Guardians

The Guardians

70 Mins

An indigenous community in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve must confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Ben Crosbie, Tessa Moran
Producer: 
Ben Crosbie, Tessa Moran
Production Company: 
Eidolon Films
Image from the film AMO

AMO

7 Mins

Heu Rapa Haoa, native born Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and one of 800 remaining people left in the world who speak his native tongue fluently, tells his story of the island, and what he sees for the future of his people.

Premiere: 
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Max Lowe
Producer: 
Matthew Vanatta
Production Company: 
Max Lowe Media
Image from the film Focus

Focus

34 Mins

2011 Steve Bate was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a severe form of tunnel vision gradually robbing him of his sight. The burden of blindness has manifested into an almost obsessive drive to achieve his ambitious dreams, including the Rovaniemi 150, a gruelling self-supported fat bike race through the Arctic tundra of Finnish Lapland.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
WORLD PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Chris Prescott*
Producer: 
Chris Prescott*
Production Company: 
Dark Sky Media
Image from the The Beaver Believers

The Beaver Believers

55 Mins

What do a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser all have in common? They are all working to restore the North American Beaver, that most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Sarah Koenigsberg*
Producer: 
Sarah Koenigsberg*
Production Company: 
Tensegrity Productions