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Apr. 17

The Grub-Stake Revisited Spring tour 2013: Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto

The Grub-Stake Revisited Spring 2013 Tour
Presented by Yukon Film Society, Calgary Cinematheque, Toronto International Film Festival and the National Arts Centre.
The Plaza Theatre, Calgary | Wed, May 1
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa | Fri, May 3
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto | Mon, May 6
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto | Tue, May 7

For details on tickets and such check out our screening events page.
Check out the facebook page for the production - featuring links to events and information about the eleven artists who perform in the show.

The Yukon Film Society is proud to present a second tour of its entertaining and innovative silent film, theatre and music production, The Grub-Stake Revisited. The tour kicks off in Calgary at the historic Plaza Theatre before heading to Ottawa for a performance at Northern Scene, a National Arts Centre festival that will feature the largest gathering of artists from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut ever presented outside the region.

After Northern Scene, the show plays two nights at Canada’s Holy Grail of cinema, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox Theatre. These performances fall on the heels of a 2012 fall tour that featured knockout performances at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Garneau Theatre (Metro Cinema) in Edmonton.

This multidisciplinary production features 11 artists performing live with Nell Shipman’s 1923 silent film The Grub-Stake, a feminist-adventure melodrama set in the Klondike. Pre-dating Chaplin’s classic film, Goldrush, by two years, Canadian silent screen iconoclast, Nell Shipman created an extraordinary film about a gal who journeys to the Klondike during the 1898 Gold Rush for love and prosperity only to find that greed and villainy rule the day in Dawson City. The original new music score is performed live by the Longest Night Ensemble - including guest violinist Jesse Zubot and guest cellist Peggy Lee. The film is simultaneously accompanied by six voice-actors who breathe life into the on-screen characters by performing dialogue from re-imagined Shakespearean text.

The Artistic Director of The Grub-Stake Revisited and composer of the score is Whitehorse-based filmmaker and composer, Daniel Janke. The creation of The Grub-Stake Revisited was commissioned by the Yukon Film Society to celebrate the 10th anniversary Available Light Film Festival in February 2012.

Nell Shipman’s 1923 silent film re-imagined in a live performance
with voice actors and a new music score. Music by the Longest Night Ensemble. Directed by Daniel Janke.

“A unique amalgam of film, theatre and music…one of the highlights of the festival.”
VIFF 2012

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