February 25th 2009 OPEN CINEMA Homelessness Edition: Carts of Darkness, Mayor Dean Fortin, Al Tysick, Rose Henry and more!
This post published on January 28, 2009
OPEN CINEMA is honoured to present an evening focussed on addressing issues associated with homelessness on Wednesday February 25th 2009, with Mayor Dean Fortin, Reverand Al Tysick and more…
The award-winning National Film Board of Canada film Carts of Darkness and a short film by Rose Henry will be followed by open forum discussion focussed on issues related to Victoria’s homeless.
Carts of Darkness (NFB, 2008)
On the way to cash in bottles for a few dollars, a group of homeless men turn into road warriors, careening their grocery carts down death-defying hills. This award-winning documentary adopts the tropes of extreme sports filmmaking; fluid flowing cinematography, intense music, visceral pulse pounding action and irreverent characters unbounded by society s constrictions, to bring viewers deep into a world and deep into people they would normally look away from.
The story of endurance and resourcefulness, Carts Of Darkness captures the risk and intensity of life lived on the very edge.
Directed by Murray Siple, National Film Board of Canada, 2008
To watch a preview of the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5JHYt7n58E
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION
Mayor Dean Fortin
Reverand Al Tysick,
moderated by Dvora Levin
7pm Wednesday February 25th 2009
Doors at 5.30pm
The Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
Cash Bar, Door prizes, more.
$10 donation at the door
Please come early to avoid disappointment.
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