2019 Events

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 @ 9:15 PM | Drama/Thriller
Join us pre-screening for a Q&A with
novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue
Room

Dir. Lenny Abrahamson

1h 58 min

A People’s Choice Award winner at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and nominated for four Academy Awards, Room tells the extraordinary story of a woman held captive for seven years, whose 5-year-old son, Jack, was born in captivity. As Jack’s curiosity grows and his mother’s resilience reaches a breaking point, they enact a plan to escape, allowing Jack to experience the outside world for the first time.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Details of their One on One with Emma Donoghue event held earlier in the evening at 
writersfestival.org/events/fall-2019/akin.

Saturday, 18 May 2019 @ 6:30 PM | Documentary
Join us post-screening for a talk back with
Padraig O'Malley and General (retired) John de Chastelain
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The Peacemaker 

Dir. James Demo

1h 30 min

An intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley - who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.