New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

Opens June 19
🇨🇦 June 19 (filmmaker in attendance!), 21 & 26

Wednesday June 19 @ 6pm: filmmaker Lisa Jackson will be in attendance for a live Q&A! Event sponsored by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (Queen’s University). Buy Tickets Online.

Friday June 21 @ 4pm: National Indigenous Peoples Day screening – all seats $10. Buy Tickets Online.

Moving between earth and stars, past and present, this rollicking hybrid documentary follows the extraordinary life of Wilfred Buck, who overcame a harrowing history by reclaiming ancestral star knowledge.

He’s from the “fresh-out-of-the-bush, partly civilized, colonized, displaced people,” and he’s here to take us to the stars. Lisa Jackson’s portrait of Cree Elder Wilfred Buck moves between earth and sky, past and present, bringing to life ancient teachings of Indigenous astronomy and cosmology to tell a story that spans generations. Adapted from Buck’s rollicking memoir I Have Lived Four Lives, the film weaves together stories from his life, including his harrowing young years of displacement and addiction. Seamlessly fusing present-day scenes with cinematic re-enactments and archival footage, this intimate yet expansive documentary takes us on an inspiring journey to the space beyond, and to the spaces between us all.

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Genre
DocumentaryFilmmaker in Attendance
Runtime 97 minutes
Rated N/A
Directed By Lisa Jackson
Starring Wilfred Buck, Matthew Lupu
Language English
Country
Canada

Showtimes

Wed, Jun

19
6:00 pm

Fri, Jun

21
4:00 pm

Wed, Jun

26
6:00 pm

Announcements

Opens June 21: Thelma

Opens June 28: Kinds of Kindness

Opens July 5: MaXXXine

June 19: Wilfred Buck with Filmmaker in Attendance

Double Feature: X & Pearl

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June 18: Show & Tell – A Filmmaker’s Open Mic

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