YUKON 48 CHALLENGE
Congratulations to Christopher Griffiths, Tyler Kuhn, Kieran O’Donovan, whose film Enough to Get By won the jury prize at this years Yukon 48 Challenge. Featuring stunning cinematography and thoughtful editing, the film was a visual and aural delight.
The jury also awarded Honorable Mentions to Kit Hepburn’s Self Portrait with Migraine and Sarah Pupo’s Insomnia.
Large audiences in both Whitehorse and Dawson City also had their say, with Mannie Sharma’s Shopping Carts winning the Whitehorse audiences heart while Alyssa Friesen and Dan DeGroot’s Is This Vegan? was the favourite taste of the Dawson City audience!
With films that crossed both the country (Ottawa, Halifax) and oceans (Australia), a big thanks to all the filmmakers who participated in this event. Thanks also to audiences in both Whitehorse and Dawson City for their support and enthusiasm at the screenings!
Thursday, November 28th, 8PM
See the films made in 48 Hours! Simultaneous screening in Dawson City and Whitehorse!
KIAC Ballroom, Admission by donation, Cash Bar.
See films by Chris McNutt, Meg Walker , Ange Bonnici, Christopher Griffiths/Tyler Kuhn/Kieran O’Donovan, Chris Clarke/Cathie Findlay Brook, Lindsey Johnson/Samm Medeiros. Evan Rensch/Elaine Corden. Lulu Keating, Sarah Pupo , Alyssa Friesen/Dan DeGroot, Rebekah Miller, Mike Otto, Kristi Gurski, Janice Cliff/Oliver Flegel, Kathryn Hepburn, Mannie Sharma, Karen MackayKerri and Andrew Sedmihransky, Baptiste Bohelay/Lucie Creiser and Arlin Mcfarlane .
Presented by KIAC and the Yukon Film Society
Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Tourism and Culture, Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Lotteries Yukon and Community Cable 9 and Yukon SOVA.
Don’t miss C.R. Avery and Sarah MacDougall, Saturday, November 23rd at the Odd Fellows Hall. Their show in Whitehorse is already sold out! Advance Tickets are available at KIAC and Maximilian’s.
Outlaw Hip-Hop Harmonica Player
Punk Piano Player
String Quartet Raconteur
Rock & Roll Matador
Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock & roll band The Special Interest Group; a lyrical dynamo & the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University.
From musical beginnings in his late teens, C.R. Avery has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York’s Bowery to L.A.’s South Central. He has toured throughout Canada (including almost every major folk festival) the USA and Europe (headlining or opening for Billy Bragg, Buck 65, and Sage Francis) and garnered the attention of music peers the likes of Tom Waits (“…he’s blowin’ my mind”); blues harp trail blazer Charlie Musselwhite (“…no one plays harmonica like him… no one…”); and folk legend Utah Phillips (“…raw talent”).
His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, the Beastie Boys and Allen Ginsberg. Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator has so much more to come.
Sarah MacDougall is a rising star on the Canadian Folk Music scene with her dynamite songs, blistering guitar chops and astounding voice. She has been earning rave reviews and topping major music writers top ten album of the year lists as a songwriter with her official debut album Across the Atlantic (2009), all the while producing and engineering her own music. Born in Sweden, 24 hrs Vancouver called her ‘one of the most promising exports out of Sweden since Abba’ and Across the Atlantic got four-star reviews in such notable publications as Q magazine, the Irish Times, and No Depression. Sarah has performed in Dawson the first time opening for Gordie Tentrees and then again at the Dawson City Music Festival
This weekend take up the challenge and make a film in 2 days! Start Friday at 5:30 and hand in your film 48 Hours later on Sunday. For details and sign up forms go to http://www.dawsonfilmfest.com/48hour/index.html.
All film will be screened in Whitehorse and Dawson City simultaneously on November 28th.
Brought to you by KIAC and the Yukon Film Society.
Register early to reserve your spot!
The bus has left Whitehorse – in seven hours 40 plus high school students will be arriving in Dawson to participate in KIAC’s annual Youth Art Enrichment program, along with 10 local students. The supplies have arrived, the classrooms are being set up, and the volunteer chefs are busy preparing breakfasts and lunches. A full week of activities have been planned – the students will be busy with their intensive art workshops during the day as well as some fun events in the evenings. This program is a highlight of the KIAC programming year. A huge thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who make it possible.
Don’t miss out on attending KIAC’s annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser, this Friday, November 1st.
Peter Turner, the Yukon’s resident wine expert and Vino Borealis columnist in What’s Up Yukon, will be on hand to introduce new wines from the Rotary Wine Festival held last week in Whitehorse. Sample wines paired with fabulous appetizers prepared by some of Dawson’s finest chefs while listening to jazz from the Bob Hilliard Jazz Ensemble. Test your wine tasting skills and wine trivia knowledge. A $45.00 ticket entitles you to 5 wine/appie pairings. Tickets are being sold in advance at Maximilians and at KIAC. Don’t be disappointed – get yours early.
Date: Nov 3, 2013 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: Bombay Peggy’s & KIAC Ballroom
Dine at Bombay Peggy’s then stroll over to KIAC for a movie!
Highway 61, Dir. Bruce MacDonald, 1991, Canada, 102 minutes
Set along the legendary road that leads from Thunder Bay in northern Ontario to New Orleans (passing through St. Louis, Memphis and many points in between), Highway 61 is a finely tuned, high-octane road movie. Don McKellar stars as a barber and frustrated trumpet player who has been planning to flee his small town for years and journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. When a kid happens to die in his backyard, he gets mixed up with a hard-ass roadie played by Valerie Buhagiar, and before he knows it, he’s speeding down the blacktop with a pine coffin strapped to the roof of his Galaxie 500. To make matters more interesting, they meet somebody named Mr. Skin, an ominous and unnaturally pale figure with a thing for fresh souls.
Dinner 6pm; Movie 8pm
Menu: Breakfast for Dinner! (Popcorn for Dessert!)
$23; Dinner only $18; Movie only $5 (DCAS, students, seniors) $8 general public
Limited tickets available at KIAC and Bombay Peggy’s
Screening in collaboration with the Yukon Film Society.