Film Screening & Supper
September 1, 2021
Join us for an evening of local films!
Supper starts at 6:30 pm
Films to follow at 7:30 pm
(see poster below for more details)
Lift, Spur is directed by Radville filmmaker Kristin Catherwood. We are pleased to show her new film this year! In 2018 we were proud to host her NFB film Ride and we are excited to have her join us again this summer.
Kristin Catherwood was raised on a century family farm in southern Saskatchewan. An experienced folklorist and storyteller, Kristin is dedicated to sharing stories of rural people and places, and of the extraordinary prairie landscape that has shaped her life. She previously wrote and directed the short film, Ride, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
With rodeo in their blood, novice rough stock riders Liam, Orrin, and Chance grew up on neighbouring ranches in southern Saskatchewan. They spend their summer on the competitive circuit, supporting each other through both success and failure. Hours on the road reinforces their childhood bond, but life is about to change. Liam is accepted to Montana State University Northern on a rodeo scholarship, leaving Orrin and Chance on their quest to make Finals. How will they deal with the absence of their leader, and how will Liam make it without them by his side? Shot in cinéma verité style, Lift, Spur explores the meaning of friendship in times of transition.
We are also pleased to show two other iconic National Film Board Wood Mountain films,
Grain Elevator and Wood Mountain Poems.
Grain Elevator, directed by Charles Konowal, was originally released in 1981. It features the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator in Wood Mountain with John Saparlo, narrated by Lee Saparlo.
Wood Mountain Poems, directed by Harvey Spak, centres on local poet Andrew (Andy) Suknaski and was originally released in 1978.