Join us at our monthly Cinema for Seniors screening taking place the 2nd Friday of the month at 2pm at the AGA. This month we are screening John Ware Reclaimed and the animated short Black Soul by Martine Chartrand prior to the feature film. Both films are from the National Film Board and we are offering this special “by donation” screening in recognition of Black History Month.
The films will be screened in our Ledcor Theatre in English which is in the lower-level of the gallery. This program is around 2 hours in length, including a 30-minute discussion after the films with tea and treats. If you are a senior looking to partake in art experiences and meet fellow life-long learners, this program is for you.
John Ware Reclaimed (2020) | (72 Minutes, Rated G)
John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present.
Black Soul (2001) | 9 Minutes, Rated G)
Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage.
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This program is organized by the Education and Learning department at the AGA with support from the Aging Artfully Advisory Group.