Film Screening: The Road Forward
The Road Forward Marie Clements | 2017 | 1 h 41 min The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
The Civic Theatre
The Civic Theatre is a cultural media arts centre in Nelson BC dedicated to the presentation of film and a wide variety of cultural and educational experiences to the community we serve. As a registered Canadian charity, our mandate is to provide a public amenity by operating and maintaining a theatre as a multi-use facility for film screenings and for other artistic, educational and community-building programs and events for the benefit of the general public; be a home and presenter of lectures, workshops, courses and seminars on topics related to film or utilizing digital media for a diverse range of audiences; and protect, preserve and improve Nelson’s historic Civic Theatre. Our theatre currently features a 306-seat auditorium with a top-notch digital projector and 7.1 Surround Sound. We present a wide variety of films, ranging from current blockbusters to local independent films, and all sorts of offerings in between. We are a proud supporter of our local community. Throughout the year we offer special events and donated nights to our community for everything from meetings to screenings, making our overall activity much more diverse than at your average cinema.
719 Vernon Street
This event is wheelchair accessible.