Monday, February 4th, 2013
This weekend, the Canadian Sport Film Festival returns to Winnipeg for two days celebrating sport and film, both indoors and in the great outdoors.
Friday, February 8
2:30 p.m. | University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
Children, sport and film – Cristiano’s Shirt (2011), 41 Days (2012), The Game Must Go On (2010). FREE screening with a panel discussion.
7 p.m. | The Forks
Five short films about hockey – Champion City: The 1896 Winnipeg Victorias (2012), The Contest (2007), Guy and Me (2012), Hockeyheart (2011), Night Work: A Sawchuk Poem (2008). FREE outdoor screening.
Saturday, February 9
7 p.m. | Park Theatre
Awaken the Dragon, screening with Two Laps – In Charleston, South Carolina, a group of cancer survivors form a dragon boat racing team. But more than a team of paddlers, they find themselves part of a community, one that lives through poignant and moving episodes captured in a film full of both positive messages and heartbreaking moments.
9:30 p.m. | Park Theatre
Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, screening with The Freedom Chair – Meet a predominantly Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith and the American Dream while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9/11 America.
For more information and to find tickets, visit Canadian Sport Film Festival.