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Virtual Event

National Canadian Film Day

Apr 20 - 7:00 pm | Apr 21 - 7:00 pm

We are thrilled to be presenting a FREE online screening of “Yuxweluptun: Man of Masks” for National Canadian Film Day — a massive one-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema presented by Reel Canada. This year Reel Canada is Celebrating Indigenous Voices by teaming up with imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, (which is the world’s largest showcase for Indigenous-made screen content). Their 2022 Spotlight films focus on Indigenous-made cinema by filmmakers from many diverse nations across Canada. These films reflect a broad spectrum of stories and voices and span genres including: dramas, comedies, documentaries, coming-of-age stories, horror, and science fiction.

Join us in celebrating #CanFilmDay by reserving your FREE ticket to the AGGV’s online presentation of Yuxweluptun: Man of Masks. The film will be available for 48 hours, beginning at 7:00am EDT on Wed, April 20. This short documentary is directed by Dana Claxton, a Hunkpapa Lakota filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist who will be showing work in the AGGV’s Adorned exhibition later this summer. Claxton’s film serves as a portrait of the painter Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and a protest of the ongoing effects of the Indian Act’s legislation on Indigenous peoples. Don’t forget to visit the gallery to see how the film relates to some of Sonny Assu’s cedar masks, currently on view in the Reverberations exhibition.

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