Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Vancouver Screening with Natar Ungalaaq (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner)

Screening with Natar Ungalaaq

Inuit actor Natar Ungalaaq (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) will be visiting Vancouver for a special screening of BenoƮt Pilon's compelling feature The Necessities of Life (Ce Qu'il Faut Pour Vivre) presented as part of the First Weekend Club's Canada Screens series.

Ungalaaq won best actor at Quebec's Jutra Awards and Vancouver Critics Circle awards for his lead role as an Inuit hunter who faces culture shock and language barriers when he is quarantined and relocated to a Quebec City sanatorium during a tuberculosis outbreak.

The film was also a semi-finalist for a best foreign language Oscar.

At the screening on August 5 at District 319 (319 Main Street), Ungalaaq will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

There'll be a wine reception (7 p.m., with music by Jen Hershman) before the show (8 p.m.) and a post-screening party as well.

Tickets must be purchased by August 4 (2 p.m.) from the FWC Web site or calling 604-734-8339.


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