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RPL Film Theatre presents: Music Films during Very Prairie

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In conjunction with the Saskatchewan Music Awards, RPL Film Theatre (Regina Public Library - Central Branch) is pleased to present a series of free screenings celebrating the rich musical traditions from this and surrounding territories! Presented in partnership with SaskMusic and the Regina Folk Festival.

Hank Williams First Nation

Saturday, December 03 - 3:00 PM CST
| Canada | 2005 | 92min | PG | Directed by Aaron James

Shot in the beautiful Peace Country of Northern Alberta, Hank Williams First Nation is a critically-acclaimed dramatic-comedy in which a sleepy and remote Cree community is given a wake-up call as one of its elders begins to question the death of his hero Hank Williams. Starring Gordon Tootoosis, Jimmy Herman and Stacy Da Silva.

 

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Saturday, December 03 – 7:00 PM CST
| USA | 2021 | 105min | PG | Directed by Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine

A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song's dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

 

The Last Waltz

Wednesday, December 07 - 7:00 PM CST
| USA | 1978 | 117min | PG | Directed by Martin Scorcese

Among one of, if not the best rock movie ever made, The Last Waltz is a revealing, electrifying view of The Band at their height, featuring a concert held on November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Advertised as The Band's "farewell concert', they're joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan, Paul ButterfieldBobby CharlesEric ClaptonNeil DiamondDr. JohnJoni MitchellVan MorrisonRingo StarrMuddy WatersRonnie Wood, and Neil Young

 

Guitar Lessons
Thursday, December 08 - 7:00 PM CST
| Canada | 2022 | 100min | STC | Directed by Aaron James

A 15-yr-old Metis boy (Kaden Noskiye) inherits an old guitar from a dad he never knew. Intent on learning to play, he reaches out to a cantankerous oilfield contractor (Corb Lund) who is reputed to have been something of a rock star back in the day. After several put-offs and failed attempts, lessons finally commence, and a 15-yr-old and a 50-year-old learn to grow up over guitar lessons.

 

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Friday, December 09 - 7:00 PM CST
| Canada | 2022 | 90min | STC | Directed by Madison Thomas

An intimate look at Buffy Sainte-Marie’s personal journey as a groundbreaking singer, songwriter, artist, activist and teacher.

 

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Saturday, December 10 - 3:00 PM CST
| Canada | 2006 | 103min | PG | Directed by Jonathan Demme

Proving that it's neither better to burn out nor fade away, Neil Young: Heart of Gold works both as a concert film and a meditation on mortality.

 

Ever Deadly
Saturday, December 10 - 7:00 PM
CST | Canada | 2022 | 90min | STC | Directed by Chelsea McMullan & Tanya Tagaq

Ever Deadly weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph - all through the expressions of Tanya Tagaq, one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.

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