Thursday, August 6, 2015

August Activity: Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movies!!!


August Activity: Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movies!!!
As we are approaching the end of…(bites tongue)…summer, things have definitely slowed down a little in the city. Away from the July madness which for some of you may include: bull riding, grinding at the Cowboys tent or drunk parade on 17th Ave, perhaps it’s time to wind down and find some activities that allow you to ‘chillax’. Kensington YYC partners with Calgary Parking Authority, Truck Gallery and the Calgary International Film Festival to present Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movies for the month of August! Starting August 8th until August 29th, every Saturday evening in Kensington, favorite local and regional films are played. All you need to bring is a chair~~ Movie snacks will be complementary thanks to ATB Financial, but no one is going to stop you if you want to bring you own popcorn or maybe a roast chicken of course.

“We are thrilled to have such an amazing lineup of local and regional talent! These films present a variety of content and each provokes thought – they are interesting, humorous, engaging and representational depictions of the communities we live in”, says Annie MacInnis, Executive Director of the Kensington BRZ.

It’s a great idea to spend a chill Saturday evening with your date. Come say hi if you catch me on one of those weekends! Here are more details to the films and schedule:

When: 9pm: August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th – Come sit back and enjoy amazing and thought provoking visual content amongst neighbours and friends.

Where: Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movies will be held at the Calgary Parking Authority Lot 57 – located at 1210 Kensington Rd. NW.

Film Schedule:

Saturday August 8: Radiant City by Gary Burns and Jim Brown – SPONSORED BY ATB FINANCIAL • Gary Burns, Canada’s king of surreal comedy, joins Jim Brown on an outing to craft a vivid account of life in the late suburban age. The film has been awarded a Genie Award for Best Documentary.

Saturday August 15: Lloyd the Conquer by Mike Peterson – SPONSORED BY SOCIAL SESAME • A tyrannical professor coerces three slacker students into joining his live action role playing league in exchange for a passing grade.

Saturday August 22: Waking Life by Richard Linklater – SPONSORED BY SWIZZLESTICKS SALSONSPA • A man tries to figure out whether he’s living in reality as he shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. Waking Life premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Saturday August 29: My Prairie Life by Chelsea McMullan and Rae Spoon • Transgender musical artist Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey as they visits stretches of Rural Alberta to confront memories of an abusive household. The film was an official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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