Innis College Town Hall
7 9 p.m.
From tales of horror to introspective shorts, these films are sure to entertain, enlighten and shock.
Indian Having Coffee with Kerouac, Ginsberg and Hemingway
Multi-media experimental artist James Luna has created another film that viewers will find amusing and offbeat. Throughout his work artist James Luna has pushed the borders of convention and stretched the veritable artistic hide while teaching lessons and providing his audience with an alternative perception of age-old issues and subjects. In this film Luna has brought the best minds of his generation together to talk about national politics, reservations and old age intertwined with his characters reciting excerpts from the great beat poets and American literary icon Ernest Hemingway.
2000 27:50 min
An elderly Dene widower kills his abusive grandson in self-defence. Anticipating the worst, and weary of his dismal life, he summons an old friend to help him prepare for a journey to the spirit world. Meanwhile, a young Dene police officer, disillusioned by the current justice system and badgered by dreams of cultural genocide and the role of law, is caught between two worlds when he realizes the widower is guilty of the murder. The characters face off in the finale: one enforcing the law, one defying it and one undecided. Who will make the first move?
Barry D. Johnson
Symbolic of the Europeans coming to America, visitors take over a mans home and make him stay in a room while they wreck the house. Poignant and hilarious, the narrator asks what would have happened if he knew beforehand what his visitors were capable of and what a different world wed be living in now if our ancestors did things differently during their first contact with the visitors.
Creative Spirits Productions
Stories of the Windigo have been passed down for generations by storytellers and now the age-old legend is being told through the lens of a camera in a contemporary, almost horror-like genre. In this film a Windigo enters the world of a reserve police officer who is desperate to prove he saw a the evil spirit to a skeptical community. In the process he wrestles with his own sanity, his family, his career in his quest to shake the evil spirit from his life. But does he go to far?