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Snowbirds

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00pm
Takhini Hot Springs

Join us at the Available Light Film Festival’s first Dive-In Screening at the Takhini Hot Springs! Enjoy a film on a frosty evening from the warmth of the hot pools. Doors open half an hour before screening and tickets are $20 at Midnight Sun, Takhini Hot Pools and the Yukon Film Society (cash only please). Ticket price includes the entry fee for the hot springs and is for one film only.

Every year, thousands of Quebecers flock south to escape the harsh winters. Using a quirky Wes Anderson–inspired aesthetic, Snowbirds examines their hibernation destination: the French-speaking community of Hallandale Beach in Florida. There we meet characters like Agathe, affectionately nicknamed “Aunty” by the other seniors, an 88-year-old Quebecoise who eats chocolate bars and drinks Pepsi for lunch. Her secret to a pill-free old age? A fanatical worship of the sun. Many others come for the same reason, and together their days at this campground community are dictated by English conversation classes, jaunts to the beach and afternoon lawn bowling. With lots of tenderness and good humour, the film considers the joys and woes of aging, the importance of community and American-Canadian cultural differences.

  • Directed by Joannie Lafrenière
  • 2018, Quebec
  • 47 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
Snowbirds

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