MY PRAIRIE HOME explores Gender Identity, Wednesday March 26, 2014

This post published on February 12, 2014

 POST-EVENT update

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.

logo for OPEN CINEMA's 'Connecting the Docs' hybrid cinema series

  1 documentary

  2 cities

  discussion everywhere!

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.

Download the Connecting the Docs My Prairie Home media release here.

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 poster for My Prairie Home screenings in Victoria & Calgary March 26, 2014of 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)
Cash bar, pizza, brownies, and door prizes. $10-20 suggested donation at the door.


  • 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.


Stream the film online. Online discussion: 7pm-10pm PST (8pm-11pm MST)

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!

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