Movie Night in the Park: Monkey Beach Screening
Knowing your neighbours is such an easy and cost effective form of crime prevention, and yet getting to know our neighbours is not always easy. In an effort to bring neighbours together we introduced Movie Nights in the Park, ten years ago the Collingwood Community Policing Centre hosted our first Movie Night in the Park in response to crime and public disorder occurring in a particular neighbourhood. We started with an 84 inch movie screen and a nice little sound system. Movie Nights in the Park has since grown to include two series each summer, Family Movie Nights in the Park and the International Film Festival. To enhance your viewing experience, our movies are now shown on a 22 by 11 foot inflatable screen with a great sound system. Come down with blankets, lawn chairs, and some movie snacks!
About the Movie: A young woman with supernatural abilities reflects on profound events in her life as she awaits news of her brother, who has gone missing at sea under questionable circumstances.
The film stars Grace Dove as Lisamarie, a young Haisla woman in Kitamaat, British Columbia coming to terms with the mysterious disappearance of her brother Jimmy (Joel Oulette). The film’s cast also includes Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Glen Gould, Tina Lameman and Ta’Kaiya Blaney.
About Loretta Todd
A filmmaker and artist of Cree/Métis and European ancestry, Loretta Todd was one of the first Indigenous women to pursue film studies at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University. Employing a distinctive approach to documentary cinema, she has directed award-winning films such as The Learning Path (1991), Hands of History (1994), Forgotten Warriors (1997)and The People Go On (2003). She has also created video installations for Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology and other gallery venues. The recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship and a former participant in the Sundance Institute’s Scriptwriters Lab, Todd has received lifetime achievement awards from imagine NATIVE and the Taos Talking Pictures Festival.
Recommended for +12 due some disturbing language.