Special screening of the documentary Long Time Running on The Tragically Hip at a gala in Halifax September 14
The movie nights in Canada and the International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN) will team during a memorable evening to celebrate Canadian film and a popular group of musicians
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 1, at noon
Halifax, August 31, 2017 – The Great Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman and actor, screenwriter and producer Allan Hawco will act as ambassadors talent and evening Gala Masters of Ceremony of opening of the International Film Festival Atlantic (FIN)will partner with the Canadian movie nights to introduce the film Long Time Running the Rebecca Cohn auditorium of the Dalhousie Arts Center in Halifax on Thursday, September 14 at 19 pm.
Tickets for the gala opening night (which give exclusive access to the Celebration of the opening night) will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 1, at noon. It will be possible to buy the ticket to the Dalhousie Arts Center (6101 University Avenue), by phone at 1-800-874-1669 and email dal.ca/dept/arts-centre .
The screening will be followed by the Celebration of the opening night of the International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN), presented by the Movie Nights in Canada.Considered one of the most anticipated festivals of the year in Halifax, with red carpet event will be held at the VIA Rail train station in Halifax on Thursday 14 September, from 21 am.
Produced by Banger Films, Long Time Running follows the members of The Tragically Hip in their cross-Canada tour in 2016, Man Machine Poem Tower, after they announced that the singer Gord Downie was suffering from an incurable brain cancer. The documentary ends with their last concert, full of emotions, in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario.
The winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, who directed the documentary, will be present at the Gala to present their film.
This magical evening will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in honoring the remarkable talents of our country. The filmmakers will be accompanied by co-presenters of the evening, the Honorable Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia, and Sean Casey, a member of the House of Commons representing the riding of Charlottetown and Parliamentary Secretary the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
“The whole team of the International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN) is pleased that the Festival was chosen to be part of the national tour of Canada Movie Nights,” said Wayne Carter, CEO of END. “Celebrating Canadian talent in front and behind
the camera is an important aspect of our mission, and this very special event demonstrates the huge Canadian creativity. ”
The Movie Nights in Canada remains the largest celebration of Canadian talent in the country. They highlight the success of film artists, television and digital media that tell our stories and contribute to the development of our creative and cultural industries, including Nova Scotia.
About Movie Nights in Canada
The HYPERLINK ” http://soireescinecanada.ca/ ” Movie Nights in Canada were born there more than a decade, while in Ottawa had the first Movie Night on the Hill. Stopping in eight cities, movie nights in Canada are events where decision makers, local cinema lovers, supporters of the industry, public and private broadcasters as well as the country’s talent cream come together to live boundless creativity, narrative magic, entrepreneurship and the passion of the heart and spirit of Canadian filmmakers. The tour will soon continue in Calgary and ends in Vancouver. In each city, the movie nights in Canada are teaming up with regional experts in film and cultural organizations.
About the International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN)
The International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN) celebrated for eight days film, digital media and music world. It is a festival that transforms Halifax in an international mecca for arts, swarming with film lovers and filmmakers. Discover a variety of local, national and international films that explore all facets of life, culture, entertainment and human experience. The Festival, which is championing local filmmakers, selects all his films based on the community, and special events are designed to create a unifying effect.
Non-profit organization, the festival has had very humble beginnings in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1981, to be relocated to Halifax the following year. Thirty years later, the festival has blossomed to the point to be among the biggest festivals of Canadian films. Whether the people of the industry, the unconditional love of cinema or the curious, the festival offers a multitude of opportunities to participate in this great celebration of cinema. Today, the International Festival of the Atlantic Film (FIN) goes beyond its flagship event in September to celebrate the cinema in the year with events like View Finders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth Outdoor Film Experience and Strategic Partners.
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