2023 Screening Schedule:

Tuesday July 11th

Tuesday July 11th – 2 PM. Sunrise Credit Union Toonie Screening: Venue The Park Theatre – 117 Wasagaming Drive
Synopsis: Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.


Opening Reception: Tuesday July 11th.

Tuesday July 11 – 7:30 PM Venue: Parks Canada Visitor’s Centre Cinema.

Join us for our Opening Reception where we screen 45 minutes of short films and then enjoy drinks and live music in the Visitor’s Centre ( Outdoor Patio weather permitting. )

Featured Musician: Ryan Murray


Nuisance Bear
Director: Jack Weisman

Synopsis: Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here – but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective ‘Nuisance Bear’ reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

Dakota Burton: Rising Above
Director: Nicole Wruth
Filmmaker Q+A After the screening.

Synopsis: With a glimpse of Dakota’s life as a college athlete, we see that despite what you have gone through, you can still have the strength and ability to take control of your life.


Gifts of Comfort
Director: Holden Lumbard

Synopsis: Following three unique volunteers at the Brandon Regional Health Centre who provide comfort and wellbeing to patients and staff.

Meet Grizzly the Therapy Dog after the screening.

Wednesday July 12th – 7:30 PM Venue: Wasagaming Community Arts – 110 Wasagaming Drive

Deep Bay Residency Artist Profile
Director: Kevin Nikkel

Synopsis: It is the deepest part of Clear Lake, but for artists in residence at a remote cabin by the shore, the place is a profound well of creativity. Each year a jury from Parks Canada and the Manitoba Arts Council select artists for a two-week residency at the Deep Bay Cabin in Riding Mountain National Park.

Filmmaker Kevin Nikkel follows four Artists through their residency in this one of a kind venue.

Artists Profiled:

Episode 1: Ila Barker

Episode 2: Michael Boss

Episode 3: Chimwemwe Undi

Episode 4: Diana Thorneycroft
A Life Outdoors
Director: Graham Street

Synopsis: Hosted by biologist and retired Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck, A Life Outdoors is a four episode series that features a year in the life of Robert and Caroline Sopuck who live on their farm south of Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba.

From early spring greens, to summer berry picking, to preserving vegetables in the fall, and ice fishing in the winter, experience the joy of “A Life Outdoors”.

Thursday July 13th – Venue: Visitor’s Centre Cinema

7:30 PM Screening

Guitar Lessons
Director: Aaron James

Synopsis: A 15-year-old Metis boy and a cantankerous oilfield contractor, learn to grow up together over guitar lessons.

9:00 PM Screening

Paddle to the Amazon
Director: Chris Forde
Synopsis: Embark on an extraordinary journey with “Paddle to the Amazon,” as a courageous father and son undertake a thrilling two-year, 20,000km expedition to Brazil’s majestic Amazon River. Battling ferocious hurricanes, desperate moments of hunger, and near death experiences at the hands of man. Their resilience is truly remarkable. Witness their triumph against all odds and brace yourself for an awe-inspiring adventure that will testify to the power of the human spirit.


Friday July 14th – Venue: Visitor’s Centre Cinema

7:30 PM Screening

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Director: White Pine Pictures

Synopsis: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On features never-before-seen archival material, new performance footage and interviews with Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Sonia Manzano, John Kay, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne and others.

Over a career spanning six decades, Cree musician, artist and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie has used her platform to campaign for Indigenous and women’s rights and inspired multiple generations of musicians, artists and activists.

9:00 PM Screening
ICE-BREAKER: The ’72 Summit Series

Director: White Pine Pictures

Synopsis: ICE-BREAKER tells the untold stories of how the Summit Series came to be, its dramatic impact on the game of hockey, and its enduring legacy today in international politics, diplomacy, and nation-building.

ICE-BREAKER brings a unique perspective to the 50th anniversary of this historic event, with insights from Canadian and Soviet hockey players, and from diverse coaches, politicians, journalists and fans across the country.

The feature film offers a new understanding of the significance of these 8 hockey games on global affairs and on Canadians’ national identity.