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GIBSONS Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, MONDAYS at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
SECHELT Raven's Cry Theatre, SATURDAYS at 2pm, doors at 1:30pm
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SPRING 2017 
April 19 GIBSONS and SECHELT. Gibsons 7pm, Sechelt 2pm and 7pm
SPECIAL FREE SCREENING: Canada On Screen 150th Birthday Event

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Canada 2001, 161 min, drama.
Director: Zacharias Kunuk. Inuktitut with English subtitles.

Photo still from 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'

“...an experience so engrossing it is like being buried in a new environment. The Fast Runner is passion, filtered through ritual and memory.”
— Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com

SCFS joins with Film Circuit’s Canada On Screen to offer this Canadian classic free to Sunshine Coast residents in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday. The first film ever made in the Inuktitut language, Atanarjuat tells a culturally accurate tale of love and revenge. Winner of 26 international awards, this powerful and challenging film was shot on location in the Canadian Arctic. Atanarjuat is not only a spellbinding story about an individual and his culture and community, but it’s also a landmark in Canadian film history. Happy Birthday, Canada.

Note that our 7 pm screening time is half an hour earlier than usual to allow for the length of the film.

Still from 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Offical website.

ATANARJUAT Lovers In The Snow soundtrack recording from composer Chris Crilly.

Reviews

The Fast Runner. Review by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com, June 28, 2002.

Atanarjuat voted No. 1 Canadian film of all time. CBC News. April 24, 2015.

A Far-Off Inuit World, in a Dozen Shades of White. Review by A.O. Scott in The New York Times, March 30, 2002.

The Hunter Who Happens to Make Movies: The Art of Zacharias Kunuk. Article by Denis Seguin in The Walrus, September 12, 2012.

Awards

Camera D’or (Zacharias Kunuk), Cannes Film Festival (2001)

More: 26 wins & 17 nominations.

 

Poster for 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'

 

 

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