This weekend, the Canadian Sport Film Festival
returns to Winnipeg for two days celebrating sport and film, both indoors and in the great outdoors.
Friday, February 8
| University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
Children, sport and film
– Cristiano’s Shirt
(2011), 41 Days
(2012), The Game Must Go On
(2010). FREE screening with a panel discussion.
| The Forks
Five short films about hockey
– Champion City: The 1896 Winnipeg Victorias
(2012), The Contest
(2007), Guy and Me
(2011), Night Work: A Sawchuk Poem
(2008). FREE outdoor screening.
Saturday, February 9
| Park Theatre
Awaken the Dragon, screening with Two Laps
– In Charleston, South Carolina, a group of cancer survivors form a dragon boat racing team. But more than a team of paddlers, they find themselves part of a community, one that lives through poignant and moving episodes captured in a film full of both positive messages and heartbreaking moments.
| Park Theatre
Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, screening with The Freedom Chair
– Meet a predominantly Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith and the American Dream while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9/11 America.
For more information and to find tickets, visit Canadian Sport Film Festival
Photo from Two Laps – Two friends, one race, two laps, no prisoners. Screens with Awaken the Dragon.