Confirmed Movies

Tuesday July 11 Reception 7:30 PM – Visitor’s Centre

Cuddling With Strangers

Professional cuddling services that provide non-sexual snuggle sessions to customers have been opening up around the world. Both cuddle practitioners and clients alike speak to the wide variety of physical and emotional benefits that these services provide. Non-sexual touch has been proven to lower stress and anxiety, improve communication, and generally increase happiness. But do these services really alleviate loneliness—or are they a Band-Aid on an open wound? “Cuddling with Strangers” follows several cuddle practitioners as they attempt to cure the world of loneliness and are met with mixed results—both personally and professionally.
 


 

I Was Born There – 14 Minutes – Geoff Morrison – Canada


 
I Was Born There powerfully illustrates the experience of visiting the park and explores the cultural significance of this special place.

Completely unscripted but beautifully expressive, the film features the stories and experiences of real visitors to the park and is grounded in the voices of Inuit who have lived in, and traveled on, the lands of the park for generations.
 


 

Freedom Chair – Mike Douglas – 15 Minutes – Canada

Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good.

After coming to the realization that he would never walk again, Josh made a conscious decision to make the best of a terrible situation. Within 1 year he was back on snow doing what he loved, and shortly after, his determination took him to the top of the podium in the sport of Sit-skiing.

Despite his success in the world of competitive skiing, he wasn’t satisfied as a skier. Josh’s dream is to tackle the backcountry, and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world. In ‘The Freedom Chair’, it’s a dream fulfilled.


 


 

Wednesday July 12 930 PM – Outdoor Screening – Main Beach Wasagaming

Jungle Book

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

 


 

Thursday July 13 730 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema

Maidentrip – Jillian Schlesigner – 81 Minutes – USA

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

 


 

Thursday 9:00 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema

Spirit Unforgettable – Pete McCormack & Ben Murray – 82 Minutes – Canada

Spirit Unforgettable is the powerful, devastating and inspiring story of the iconic Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West, and their charismatic frontman John Mann who, in 2014, at the age of 51, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.


 


 

Friday July 14 730 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema

Reunion Of The Giants – Morgan Elliott – 82 Minutes – Canada

It has been 50 years since two Avro Lancaster bombers flew side by side. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Avro Lancaster, VeRA, flew from Hamilton, Ontario to meet her British counterpart, Thumper—the only other surviving flight worthy Lancaster bomber in the world—the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s (BBMF) Lancaster in England.

REUNION OF GIANTS documents this historic mission as it unfolds, through the eyes of the flight crews, veterans, friends and family—all part of the bombers’ history, including this new chapter as VeRA crosses the Atlantic.

 


 

Friday July 14 9 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema

Hold On – Austin McKay – 22 Minutes – Canada

Hold On is a short film about two strangers and how they find purpose, clarity, and connection in life before it’s too late.

 


 

Shift – Kelly Milner – 30 Minutes – Canada

“SHIFT” is a half-hour documentary about the aboriginal youth from Carcross, Yukon who have converted traditional trails around their community into a world-class mountain biking destination – and transformed themselves along the way.

 


 

Winter Bike – Chris Mitchell – 30 Minutes – Canada

As winter freezes over the city of Winnipeg and living conditions become difficult, four cyclists prove that, with passion, determination, and a warm pair of mitts, they will conquer the cold one pedal at a time.

 


 

Saturday – A Taste For Film

Click here to see the menu and learn more about A Taste For Film.

Sri Racha – Griffin Hammond – 31 Minutes – USA

An anthem for Sriracha lovers.

 


 

Bacon and Gods Wrath – Sol Friedman – 9 Minutes – USA

A short doc following an elderly Jewish woman as she tries bacon for the first time.

 


 

Sunday July 16 730 PM – Visitor’s Centre Cinema

Please Bring Your Guitar – Julie Watt – 51 Minutes – Canada

Please Bring Your Guitar” portrays the life of the late Manitoba country western singer and yodeler Russ Gurr through the eyes of his granddaughter.

It is a tribute to those who answer a calling and follow their hearts.

 


 

Sawmill Boys & Alex Kippan – Ed Stozek – Canada

The sawmill boys were the men who plied their trade at various sawmills that included the Kippan’s Mill location within Riding Mountain National Park.