• Feature Sunday at The Empire

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

The Empire Theatre

Feature Sunday is a powerful closing to Downtown DocFest. Three films are featured for your viewing pleasure at The Empire Theatre.


The Eagle


Executive producer Daisy Ridley narrates this stunning documentary about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.


Koneline: Our Land Beautiful


A stunning portrait of the inhabitants of northern British Columbia – First Nations people who’ve been there for thousands of years and the non-natives who have wound up there for a variety of reasons. It takes a unique person to choose to battle the wilderness and turn it into a way of living.


DocFest Finale
The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent


An actor, writer, director and painter, Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved artists. Filled with humour, passion and complexity, this film by an Academy Award–winning filmmaker is a brilliant portrait of this icon, as well as a universal story about the human condition, while making creative use of state-of-the art digital technology. This film is a genuine tribute to all that we love about Canada’s Arts & Culture.