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Celebrate ‘National Canadian Film Day’!  +  More ‘Docs on Music’ 

COMING SOON!

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NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY!

APRIL 21

Join us for a FREE screening of “Our People Will Be Healed” in celebration of National Canadian Film Day. 

Presented in partnership with Reel Canada.

Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride. In addition to teaching academic subjects, the school reconnects students with their ancestral culture. The fifth film in a cycle that began with The People of the Kattawapiskak River, Our People Will Be Healed adopts an optimistic tone without denying a dark past. It bears witness to the tragedies that have befallen the Plains Cree, such as being confined to reserves, forbidden to practise any cultural ceremonies, including the Sun Dance, and sent off to residential schools. But first and foremost, the film conveys a message of hope: that in an appropriate school environment, one that incorporates their people’s history, language and culture, Indigenous youth can realize their dreams.
Stay tuned for “How to Watch” details, coming soon… 

‘DOCS ON MUSIC’ FILM SERIES

Check out the latest selections for LDF’s ‘Docs on Music’ series and join us every Thursday 7pm Atlantic for a screening and a livestream Q&A with filmmakers and/or special guests whenever possible!  Each film is viewable Thursday through Saturday and across Canada.

Scroll on to learn how watch on your TV, computer, smartphone or iPad!

A limited number of tickets are available for each film at a suggested price of $5.

APRIL 1
Pipe Dreams follows five young organists as they compete in Canada’s prestigious International Organ Competition (CIOC). Who will master the ‘king of instruments’ and come out victorious in Montreal?

Pipe Dreams gives you an inside look into the wonderful world of competitive organ playing. From the quietest tinkling of a bell to the rumble of a locomotive… this is organ playing like you have never heard it before!

Join a livestream Q&A with director Stacey Tenenbaum after the screening

APRIL 1  •  7pm Atlantic 
Viewing Region:  Canada

Pipe Dreams
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APRIL 8
Winner of the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice guides us through Ronstadt’s growing up in Tucson singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “queen of country rock” in the ‘70s and early ’80s. Ronstadt was a pioneer and champion for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into early retirement but her music and influence remain timeless. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved, made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.

APRIL 8  •  7pm Atlantic 
Viewing Region:  Canada

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
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APRIL 15
Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.  It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.APRIL 15  •  7pm Atlantic 
Viewing Region:  Canada
Echo In The Canyon
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APRIL 22
Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story​ sees the protagonist commit his life and music to screen for the first time – an intimate coming of age story spinning pain and the suffering of prejudice into rhythm, hope and joy. Half aural-visual history, half DIY tour-video, the film provides a vehicle for our newly appointed queer elder to connect with youth across the globe. A timely lullaby to soothe those souls struggling to make sense of the world.

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A to be confirmed.

APRIL 22  •  7pm Atlantic 
Viewing Region:  Canada

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
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VIRTUAL VIEWING

‘DOCS ON MUSIC’

If you joined us online for the 2020 festival, you may already have an Eventive account and can proceed with ‘Purchasing Your Ticket’.  If you are new to Eventive, please follow the simple steps below.  

GETTING STARTED:

•  Pre-order any virtual screening listed under Schedule at LDFdocsonmusic.eventive.org
•  Click on a film in the Film Guide to see the synopsis and the viewing region.
•  All screening and livestream events you pre-order will be automatically linked to your Eventive account. (If you do not have an Eventive account, you will be asked to create one when you pre-order a specific film).
•  After you pre-order, please note the remaining time to complete viewing the screening. Films are available for a limited time and with limited capacity.

PURCHASING YOUR TICKET:

• Head to our virtual screening page: https://ldfdocsonmusic.eventive.org/welcome
• Click Schedule
• Select your preferred film. Click Pre-order now. NOTE: You will need to create an Eventive account if you have not already done so. You will receive an email confirmation from Eventive once you have placed your order.

HOW TO WATCH:

Click here to learn how to watch on your TV, computer, smartphone or iPad. Test device compatibility here.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

WE WANT YOUR DOCS!Submissions are now open for the 8th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest!

Sail on over to Filmfreeway.com for details and to submit your documentary.

* Lunenburg Doc Fest is a Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying Festival *

THANK YOU

DIAMOND SPONSORS
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Chippie Kennedy & John McLennan
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Town of Lunenburg
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Lunenburg Doc Fest is grateful for the support of our Sponsorship Community! If you share a passion for film or wish to connect with our film enthusiast audiences, a Lunenburg Doc Fest sponsorship package will ensure distinguished exposure for you or your brand. The Festival offers a variety of sponsorship levels and packages and you will directly benefit by reaching a culturally savvy audience through festival program guide advertising, social media, logos on printed materials, a sponsor highlight at each screening, and more.

Please consider donating to Lunenburg Doc Fest to support our mission and help the festival continue to present evocative documentaries for all ages, special community events, and free educational opportunities for youth and seniors. An official charitable tax receipt will be issued for all eligible gift amounts per CRA guidelines.

U.S. FRIENDS

Lunenburg Doc Fest is an approved beneficiary of the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR), a 501(c)(3) public charity in the U.S. that is a “qualified donee” under the Income Tax Act (Canada). For information about CCAR please visit ccar-nyc.org or contact info@ccar-nyc.org.

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