International Documentary Winners to Screen at
Saturday, May 25th
Annapolis Royal will host the area's first one-day documentary film festival Saturday, May 25th, at King’s Theatre. Three highly acclaimed international documentary films will be screened as part of this inaugural event. The documentaries span the globe and include diverse topics ranging from spirituality and art to human rights and memoir.
“Many people have asked for a doc fest and the recent upgrade to digital projection suddenly makes this a possibility, it’s very thrilling” said Andi Rierden, an organizer, speaking on behalf of the King’s Theatre Film Society.
The line-up includes: Samsara, a stunning exploration of the links between humanity and nature filmed over five years in 25 countries; The World Before Her, Winner Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs; Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley’s ground-breaking and award-winning memoir. In true festival fashion, each screening opens with an award-winning Canadian short documentary.
“We hope this is the beginning of an annual event that expands in the coming years,” Rierden added.
A festival pass is $20 and includes admission to all films. Passes are available through King’s Theatre box office and through Film Society Committee members. Admission to individual screenings is $10.
KING'S THEATRE FILM SOCIETY
The Sapphires (rescheduled)
Tuesday, May 21st, 8 p.m.
The Sapphires is a jewel-bright charmer about four spunky and determined indigenous women whose powerhouse voices catapulted them onto the 60s-era world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes. 103 minutes
Winner, Best Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival;
People's Choice Award, Denver Film Festival.
This is the final film in the spring series.
Thank you so much for your support and suggestions!
See you at the DocuFest, May 25th!
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King’s Theatre Film Society Series is made possible through the Toronto International Film Festival-Film Circuit and through the passionate support of people dedicated to viewing alternative and international films in the welcoming setting of our community theatre. Thank you for making Tuesday evening film events among the highlights of life in the Valley.