YFS Past Screenings & Events
The Grub-Stake Revisited at TIFF Bell Lightbox!
This event took place on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON
COMEDY, ROMANCE & ADVENTURE IN THE KLONDIKE!
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.
Adapted from Shakespeare by Eric Epstein, Celia McBride and Daniel Janke
Voices: Dave Haddock, Aaron Janke, Celia McBride, Sarah Moore, Roy Ness
Music: Daniel Janke, Peggy Lee, Andrea McColeman, Jordy Walker, Jesse Zubot
Pre-dating Chaplin’s classic film The Gold Rush by two years, The Grub-Stake is a riveting silent film, created in 1923 by Canadian pioneer filmmaker Nell Shipman. It tells the tale of a spirited gal who journeys to the Klondike during the 1898 Gold rush to find love and prosperity, only to discover that greed and villainy rule the day in Dawson City.
The Yukon Film Society’s “revisited” version, a huge hit at the Vancouver International Film Festival, features six actors and five musicians who perform with the film for 75 hilarious minutes. Using a script compiled entirely from the works of Shakespeare and a new musical score to accompany the on-screen melodrama, this is a film experience like no other — a brilliant collision of culture and art from across three centuries.
“A unique amalgam of film, theatre and music…one of the highlights of the festival.”
Event sponsor: Arts Fund Yukon, Culture Quest, Telefilm Canada