MY PRAIRIE HOME explores Gender Identity, Wednesday March 26, 2014
This post published on February 12, 2014
This was a fabulous event! We had 2 full houses in Calgary and Victoria, a Twitter reach of 75,000 and a very rich live discussion. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
- STORIFY – read, watch and experience the full digital narrative archive of this event.
- ANALYTICS – take a look at the engagement statistics on Hashtracking.com.
- TAGBOARD – Read through the #MyPrairieHome Tagboard here
- PHOTOS – Look through our Flickr album of the event here
After a successful launch of our innovative new hybrid cinema series in January, we are very excited to announce details of our next Connecting the Docs event in collaboration with the Canada Media Fund. Read more about the series here. Join us to watch and discuss in person in Victoria and Calgary OR stream the film and join the discussion online from anywhere.
My Prairie Home
In Chelsea McMullan’s NFB documentary-musical, MY PRAIRIE HOME, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician. Official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Hybrid Cinema: Connecting the Docs
Screenings of MY PRAIRIE HOME will take place in Victoria, BC and in Calgary, AB at 7pm local time on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. The screenings will be followed by post-screening discussion about transgender experience and politics in both locations; the two live conversations will be connected online via live stream, #MyPrairieHome Tweetchat and Facebook group discussion providing opportunities for online engagement on the issue, no matter where you are in the world. The film can also be streamed online. Our goal is to connect the docs across time and space!
Join Us Live or Online!
- 7pm MT/6pm PT Calgary screening starts
- 8pm MT/7pm PT Victoria screening starts
- 9pm MT/ 8pm PT Calgary discussion live stream
- 10pm MT / 9pm PT Victoria discussion live stream
Go to the OPEN CINEMA Live page to join the discussion online.
Film 7pm PST (8pm MST)
Discussion 9-10pm PST (10-11pm MST)
VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE, 1415 Broad Street
Cash bar, pizza, brownies, and door prizes. $10-20 suggested donation at the door.
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION
- DAPHNE SHAED, UVSS Students of Colour Outreach Co-ordinator, Camosun College Women’s Director
- MAUREEN BRADLEY, UVIC Associate Professor & Filmmaker ‘Two 4 One’
- ALYX MacADAMS, Trans* Inclusion Coordinator, Victoria (Women’s) Sexual Assault Centre
- Moderator: METTA, Gender Fluid Counseling Psychology Student.
- A representative from MP RANDALL GARRISON’s Esquimalt constituency office will attend to talk about the progress of Bill C-279.
Film 7pm MST (6pm PST)
Discussion 9-10pm MST (8-9pm PST)
Coordinated in collaboration with Fairy Tales Film Festival
Details on the Fairy Tales Film Festival website.
THE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION HAS ALREADY BEGUN!
We’ve created an open Facebook group to aggregate the discussion before, during and after the event. We invite you to join the conversation about transgender experience, politics and sexual identity. See you at the movies!