Thursday, April 19, 2018

    12:00 - 00:00

    This event is Free/PWYC/By Donation

    Gallery 101 presents The Sun at Midnight 
    Director: Kirsten Carthew, 2016, 93mins, English, Action/Adventure Drama, PG
    Producers: Kirsten Carthew, Amos Scott 

    Where: G101, 280 Catherine Street 
    (across from the Ottawa Bus Station) 

    Gallery 101 is committed to accessibility. 
    Please contact us by email: or phone 613-230-2799 to let us know about your access needs. 

    Paid parking is available in the back and front of our facility.

    When: Thursday April 19, Doors open 11:45am, screening at 12:00PM 

    This event is Free/PWYC/By Donation
    (light snacks provided, suggested bring your lunch BYOL)

    Gallery 101 is pleased to invite you to a pop-up daytime screening of #CANFILMDAY spotlight film The Sun at Midnight .

    The first public event in our new facility! ALL ARE WELCOME. 

    Set and shot at the Arctic Circle, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run.

    After her mother dies, 16-year-old "urban princess" Lia (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs – who won an award at the Whistler Film Festival for her performance) is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small community in the far north. Desperate to get back to city life, she steals a boat and heads south.

    As might be expected, she quickly gets lost, and is soon discovered by Alfred (Howard), a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly helps her navigate the unfamiliar wilderness. Set in the stunning landscape of the Arctic Circle, this charming coming of age drama tells the story of the unlikely friendship that arises between them.

    "A truly inspirational masterpiece that I hope everyone has a chance to see." – Blake Priddle, CKLB Radio

    This event takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation. 

    For the second year in a row, Gallery 101 is participating in National Canadian Film Day (NCFD), a celebration of Canadian cinema (although for us it's more a celebration of Indigenous Cinema). The fifth annual NCFD takes place on April 18, 2018 with events also happening on April 17th and 19th (like ours). The spotlight this year is on the accomplishments of women in Canadian/Indigenous film. 

    We are one of more than 700 screenings of Canadian films taking place in every corner of the country, with even more happening internationally. NCFD is an initiative of REEL CANADA, a non-profit organization that brings festivals of Canadian films to high school students, new Canadians and Indigenous communities across the country all year long. 

    Thanks to REEL CANADA for organizing this national film day and for making Film accessible to wider audiences. 

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    Or contact: or leave a message at 613-230-2799.

    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the government of Ontario), and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.