On Beat, Off Beat
Fri, Sep 28 from 9:00am to Sun, Sep 30 at 5:00pm
Montrose Cultural Centre Foyer
On Beat, Off Beat – a video art installation presented by PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association) and the Reel Shorts Film Society in partnership with the Centre for Creative Arts and AGGP (Art Gallery of Grande Prairie). Four artists (Dan Brisbin, Roberta Linfield, Celeste Walsh, and Jordy Wiens) from diverse artistic disciplines present a visual kaleidoscope of images set to a common soundscape by Parker Thiessen composed exclusively for the installation.
Demonetized / Wall
Sun, Sep 30 @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm – general seating, non-ticketed event, rated PG
GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre)
Presented by the Reel Shorts Film Society and PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association), Demonetized / Wall are two insightful documentaries that together encompass local, Albertan, and global perspectives in a span of two hours!
Demonetized (rated G) is a 10-minute Grande Prairie documentary directed by Patrick O’Connor of Jimber Jam Studios and produced by Rew Jones of Checkered Owl Media & Arts about Internet content creators in Grande Prairie and Edmonton who were, and still are in some cases, making money with their YouTube channels. After a Q&A with these filmmaker(s), the second film will screen.
Wall (rated PG) is a 79-minute animated documentary produced by the Edmonton office of the NFB (National Film Board of Canada), directed by Calgary animator Cam Christiansen, and written by UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare about the wall separating Israel and Palestine. With powerful images, it portrays life in the shadow of the wall, the reasons it came into being, and what it means to build a wall physically and philosophically.