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The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow is a new documentary produced by the National Film Board and directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. The Song and the Sorrow follows JUNO-award winning musician Catherine MacLellan as she journeys to understand her father, Gene MacLellan, and his legacy of music and mental health struggles.

The film will have its premier at The Atlantic International Film Festival in
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Ice boat song and video

Robert Palmer has written an original song and produced a video that depicts the progression of transportation across Northumberland Strait from the use of ice boats to the modern day Confederation Bridge. The video that illuminates this story was created from pictures given to Rober by ferry crew members who worked for CN Marine and Marine Atlantic. You can hear the song and view the video at youtu.be/IZVtZtMtVIw.

The Song and the Sorrow

The Song and the Sorrow
Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival

The 4th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival has announced it will open with Island director Mile Clarke’s NFB documentary The Song and the Sorrow which takes an intimate look at the path of dealing with mental illness in the lives of musical icon Gene MacLellan and his daughter Catherine. 

The film
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Bluefin on the Plaza

Bluefin on the Plaza
Outdoor projection of film by John Hopkins

The documentary Bluefin written, directed, and shot by Island filmmaker John Hopkins, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), has been selected by Discover Charlottetown, in partnership with the Confederation Centre of the Arts, to headline Projections on the Plaza outdoor series over this summer. 

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Projections on the Plaza

The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screenings taking place in downtown Charlottetown all summer long. Presented by Discover Charlottetown and Confederation Centre of the Arts, Signatures: A Canadian Spectacle Under the Stars and Projections on the Plaza will run nightly, Monday to Saturday, until the end of September and are free to the public. 

Returning after a successful debut
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Rachel Beck video

Rachel Beck will kick off a Canadian tour with a new music video for her single, “Hearts On Fire” premiering on Exclaim.ca. Created in collaboration with ECMA award-winning director, Jenna MacMillan, filmed in PEI, the video features a cast of her friends and loved ones. “Hearts On Fire” comes from Rachel’s first self-titled solo venture. The new track follows the first single, “Reckless Heart,”
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The Lost Gardens deal

Throwback Entertainment has reached a publishing deal with Rabbit Hole Studios to publish The Lost Gardens. The Lost Gardens is Rabbit Hole’s first title which saw its first chapter released in Early-Access on Steam in 2017. Throwback Entertainment will bring The Lost Gardens out of early access, realizing the vision of games creator, Scott Humes. Canadian-based Throwback Entertainment Inc.
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Retrospective

Retrospective
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
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FilmPEI

The Government of Canada, through the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), will provide a non-repayable contribution of $118,250 to support infrastructure upgrades and equipment acquisition for FilmPEI. The Government of PEI is leasing space to the organization and, through Innovation PEI and Regional and Rural Development, is providing $66,920 in non-repayable contributions to support the move into
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Kooperman online

Kooperman online
Feature film for free

Starting on May 5, the Island-made comedy movie Kooperman will be available to view free online. To celebrate the launch, there will be a free screening of the film at Lightning Bolt Comics, 99 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, that evening at 8 pm. Admission to this screening is open to 14A viewers until capacity is reached.

Starring all Island talent, Kooperman tells the story
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