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Free Movie Screening: The Cinema Travellers (2016)

Date & Time:
September 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery Hall @ Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL)

MOVIES THAT MATTER are excited to present "The Cinema Travellers" (India, 2006) as part of their opening 2017/2018 Season!

"Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their patrons are lured by slick digital technology. A benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor and a maverick projector mechanic bear a beautiful burden - to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running."

A film by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. 30 minutes Q&A via Skype with Amit to follow the screening.

Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a postscreening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

All seating is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested). All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.