Movies with Meaning
March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 p.m., in Steacy Hall
Movie: 7:00 pm, in the Chapel
This evening is in the middle of Lent so we will, as has been our recent practice, have a simple dinner of soup, bread and dessert and make a donation to PWRDF on behalf of our group. ThePrimate’s World Relief and Development Fund is the AnglicanChurch of Canada’s agency for promoting sustainabledevelopment, providing emergency relief, assisting refugees and working for global justice.
Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 p.m. in Steacy Hall, followed by the movie at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This timeline is particularly important this evening as the movie is longer than some. If you plan to come for dinner, please register by contacting the office at 613-725-9487 or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, March 22nd. If you are not able to attend at the last minute, please also inform the church office. There is no requirement to pre-register if you are just coming for the movie (cost of the movie only is $3.00).
The movie is Passage, a 2008 NFB documentary “story of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men, who perished in the Arctic ice during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage, and John Rae, the Scottish doctor who in 1851, discovered their dismal fate. Rae’s dark report, whichdescribed the crew’s madness and cannibalism, did not sit wellwith Sir John’s widow, Lady Franklin, nor with many others in British society, including Charles Dickens. They waged a bitter public campaign to discredit Rae’s version of events and mark an entire nation of northern Inuit with the label of murderous cannibals. A stunning face-to-face meeting between the great- great grandson of Charles Dickens and Tagak Curley, an honoured Inuit statesman who challenges the fraudulent history, vaults the story from the past into the present and we are witnessto history in the making.” (The synopsis is taken from the NFB website.)