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Dreamspeaker

This screening took place on
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:00pm
Yukon Film Society

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day at YFS!

REEL CANADA has organized National Canadian Film Day, including a list of more than thirty communities where a great Canadian movie will be screened on April 29 – the largest such list ever assembled on a single day.

Join us in celebrating National Canadian Film Day with a very special screening of a film from the YFS 16mm collection. This will be an outdoor screening on our rooftop deck that starts at 8pm with a reception. Space is limited to 20 audience members. Admission is free but you must rsvp to hold your seat. yfs@yukonfilmsociety.com

Location: 212 Lambert St. Above Uniglobe Travel on 3rd Ave
Check out NCFD on the web: http://canadianfilmday.ca/

About Dreamspeaker
After setting fire to a school, Peter (Ian Tracey from Davinci’s Inquest), an emotionally disturbed eleven-year-old boy who never speaks and exhibits self-destructive rages, is placed in a juvenile detention centre. He brawls with the other boys and eventually escapes to the forests of Vancouver Island, where he meets an Aboriginal shaman (George Clutesi), or dream speaker, and his happy-go-lucky mute friend (Jacques Hubert). The dreamspeaker helps Peter control the terrors that drive him to acts of violence, but his recovery is interrupted when the authorities track him down. Tragedy befalls the dream speaker and his friend, and Peter.

One of the earliest and best dramas made for the CBC-TV anthology series For the Record, this beautifully crafted film is also a key addition to the Claude Jutra canon. Jutra’s characteristic themes of lost innocence and romantic anarchism are here given a particularly poetic resonance through the setting, the native characters and the contrast between the alienating world of reason and order and a world where love is the norm in human relationships.
- Canadian Film Encyclopedia (tiff)

  • Directed by Claude Jutra
  • 1976, British Columbia
  • 77 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised
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