2015 Festival Schedule

August 27, 2015




Lunenburg Doc Fest proudly presents our full schedule for the second annual festival. The lineup is sure to educate, entertain and inspire our fellow film enthusiasts.

We open The Festival with the *Canadian Premiere* of the powerful and thought-provoking Requiem for the American Dream, presented by producer/director Kelly Nyks, who has personal ties to the South Shore as a member of the Corkum clan. Following the gala screening, we celebrate opening night and the art of documentary at our gala reception.

Saturday’s lineup offers a mix of experiences: the personal uplifting stories of Lost & Found, the passion of Lutah, the daring and defining movement of How to Change the World, and the emotional yet hope-full and striking story of Omo Child: The River and the Bush.

*NEW* Filmmakers’ Panel — free and open to all. Panel discussion and audience Q&A with John Choi (Lost & Found), Nicolina Lanni (Lost & Found), Kelly Nyks (Requiem for the American Dream) and John Rowe (Omo Child). Curious about the filmmaking process? The inspiration for the documentary? Or something specific about the subject of the film? Learn about the behind-the-scenes stories and be a part of the panel and Q&A.

*NEW* Lunenburg Doc Fest features Atlantic filmmakers in the From the Edge of the Atlantic: Experimental Films program — 8 short films, a filmmakers’ panel, a reception, and an installation at The Peer Gallery. *** Due to limited seating this event is open to Pass holders and Rush Line ticket buyers — no advance individual tickets available *** More details soon!

Sunday, Requiem for the American Dream re-screens followed by the charming I Am Eleven , our Youth Program selection, which also screens the films created during The Festival’s FREE Youth Workshop (Sept 12, 13, 19 & 20).

*NEW* The Filmmaker’s Brunch features John Rowe, Director of Omo Child: The River and the Bush and a delicious brunch at Rime Restaurant. The special event requires separate tickets which may be purchased online starting Sept 1 or at the Box Office, 139 Montague Street.

To wrap up Sunday, we feature Vanishing Sail about the vanishing art of wooden boat building in the Grenadines (with a Nova Scotia mention), and cap the festival with the joy and energy of soulful music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples in Mavis!

There’s something for everyone at Lunenburg Doc Fest!

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Festival Schedule*

*Subject to change at LDF’s discretion


CLICK on a documentary title to learn more about the film…

FRI, Sept 25
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic — Festival Pass holders only

7:00pm *Canadian Premiere* REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM — Opening Night
8:30pm Filmmaker Q&A with Producer/Director Kelly Nyks
9:00pm Gala Reception

SAT, Sept 26
The Pearl Theatre

10:00am Lost & Found
12:00pm Lutah
2:30pm How to Change the World
4:15pm Filmmakers’ Panel — FREE event
Panel discussion and audience Q&A with John Choi (Lost & Found), Nicolina Lanni (Lost & Found), Kelly Nyks (Requiem for the American Dream) and John Rowe (Omo Child)
6:30pm Omo Child: The River and the Bush

Lunenburg School of the Arts

9:00pm From the Edge of the Atlantic: Experimental Shorts — details to come!

SUN, Sept 27
The Pearl Theatre

10:00am Requiem For The American Dream (re-screening)
10:30am Filmmaker’s Brunch at Rime Restaurant* John Rowe, Director of Omo Child
1:00pm I Am Eleven — Youth Program Showcase & Awards
3:30pm Vanishing Sail
7:00pm Mavis!