• Feature Sunday at The Empire

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The Empire Theatre

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

12:00 pm

Bee Nation

Description

Lana Šlezić’s Bee Nation is a heart-warming and inspiring film about the First Nations youth and their families in Saskatchewan who compete at their first-ever provincial and national Canadian Spelling Bee. Bee Nation was selected as the opening night film for the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival and placed in the Top Ten for the Audience Choice Award.

1:45 pm

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE

Description

This deeply personal investigation of climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known – sees Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox travel to 12 countries on 6 continents. It may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences, but Fox’s film asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take away?

4pm

DocFest Finale
California Typewriter

Description

California Typewriter focuses on artists, writers, collectors, and celebrities (like Tom Hanks) who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America. Doug Nichol’s thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology.

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