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Cornwall Family Trail-Walk Series

Explore your ecologic community with a 1-hour trail walk through Hyde Park identifying plants and wi [ ... ]

Historic photo exhibit

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a hi [ ... ]

The films of Alanis Obomsawin at City Cinema

L’ipéen, The Charlottetown Film Society, The National Film Board, with the help of the City of Charlottetown, are organizing a retrospective of six movies directed by Alanis Obomsawin to be screened at City Cinema in the first two weeks of July.

One of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, Alanis Obomsawin came to cinema from performance and storytelling. Hired by the NFB as a consultant in 1967, she has created 50 films, including documentaries like Incident at Restigouche (1984) and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993). 

The 85-year-old Abenaki director’s work was showcased in a 2008 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Obomsawin was named Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, and a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Born on Abenaki territory in New Hampshire, Obomsawin was raised on Odanak reserve near Montreal and in Trois-Rivières where she attended school.

This retrospective of Ms. Obomsawin’s major work will include: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (July 5), Rocks at Whiskey Trench (July 6), Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (July 7), Trick or Treaty? which will be preceded by a short documentary about the filmmaker (July 12), We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (July 13), and Our People Will Be Healed (July 14). Films screen at 9 pm. City Cinema is on King Street, Charlottetown.

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Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
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One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
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