Upcoming Screenings

Nov. 13, 2019 – OPEN Cinema

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library
Yorkton, SK

Film

Where the Poppies Grow

Description

When World War 1 was declared, young men across Canada rushed to sign up. One of those young men was Alfred Saxberg, a first-generation Finnish Canadian who saw the war as an opportunity to have some adventures. He would soon learn that there is much more involved in going to war. Where The Poppies Grow: The Lakehead at War is a short docu-drama that follows Alfred as he enlisted, trained and headed off to battle in Europe with the renowned 52nd Battalion – one of the greatest fighting units in the Canadian Expeditionary Force When World War 1 was declared, young men across Canada rushed to sign up. One of those young men was Alfred Saxberg, a first-generation Finnish Canadian who saw the war as an opportunity to have some adventures. He would soon learn that there is much more involved in going to war. Where The Poppies Grow: The Lakehead at War is a short docu-drama that follows Alfred as he enlisted, trained and headed off to battle in Europe with the renowned 52nd Battalion – one of the greatest fighting units in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Jan. 21, 2019 – OPEN Cinema in Partnership with Yorkton Arts Council

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library
Yorkton, SK

Film

No Roads In

Description

‘No Roads In’ is a musical journey for singer/songwriter Blake Reid, sound engineer Adam Naugler and the musicians of the Blake Reid Band. Their paths are brought together by the very basis of musical inspiration. They have a common desire to reconsider what is really important in music, and in life.  Together they find the faith to explore a process of making music that does not rely on advanced digital recording technologies, controlled studio environments, or commercial expectations, but rather, more closely resembles the way they feel music was meant to be created and shared. It’s the telling of stories, together, as friends, in a place with soul, in harmony with the elements, live, in-the-pocket, authentic, and captured entirely in the moment.

There is a place that Adam had discovered a few years back, a place that spoke to him, a special place, it had been pulling at him ever since he’d first found it. It was this very place that started Adam on this journey, but this place would come with many challenges. Standing empty for almost 80 years, in the middle of a thousand acres of prairie wheat field, this long-forgotten farmstead is brought back to life, helping to capture the love, laughter and raw energy of 13 songs recorded live-off-the-floor over 5 summer days in Western Canada.  The house, the wheat, and the wind were natures instruments and the journey was filled with challenges and uncertainty. The songs are not played technically perfect, but the acoustic performances captured in the amazing old house, with the people, the wind, the wheat, and all the elements are completely pure, and that makes them all more than perfect. The guys found magic within that old house.

Feb. 11, 2020 – OPEN Cinema

Date & Time

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library
Yorkton, SK

Film

Canada C3 Expedition – 150 Days

Description

Experience the historic Canada C3 Expedition through an inspiring 45 minute short film retracing the historic 150-day icebreaker journey from Toronto to Victoria through the Northwest Passage in 2017.  From coast to coast to coast, the expedition and its diverse teams of Canadians, sailed over 25,000 kilometres, visiting communities, national parks, marine protected areas, and many other remote and extraordinary corners of the country, while discovering and sharing profound stories about the people, places, wildlife, history and cultures that make up this vast, beautiful and diverse country – a community of communities.  The Expedition was divided into 15 Legs with about 20-25 different people on each Leg.  Dennis Garreck, a former Yorkton resident, was on Leg 2 from Montreal to Baie Comeau.  Dennis will be in attendance for the screening.

Mar. 10, 2019 – OPEN Cinema

Date & Time

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library
Yorkton, SK

Film

Maker’s Malt: From Grain to Glass

Description

Maker’s Malt is one of the first small-batch craft barley malting facilities in Saskatchewan. It’s a passion project for co-founder Matt Enns, who wanted to diversify his farming practice while keeping his barley in the province. What better way to do it than to provide custom malts for Saskatchewan craft breweries and distillers?

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