Muskoka Chautauqua and Hot Docs are proud to announce an outdoor, evening documentary film series in Muskoka, curated by Hot Docs, as part of Muskoka Chautauqua’s ten-day arts and culture festival this August. The series will feature four films from the 2022 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Scrap: Sunday, August 7 – 8:30pm
Explore the vast, haunting spaces where discarded machinery—from airplanes to farm equipment to e-waste—is left to rust, and meet those who collect, restore and recycle civilization’s scrap, revealing beauty, purpose and sadness in the ugliness we leave behind.
Okay! (The ASD Band Film): Tuesday, August 9 – 8:30 pm
Get a backstage pass to hang with The ASD Band, four talented autistic musicians, as they embark on the challenging road of writing their first original album and gearing up to perform in their first live show.
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg: Thursday, August 11 – 8:30pm
A lurid and revelatory look into our oh-so-susceptible selves, The Talented Mr. Rosenberg is an appalling and unfathomable investigation into the mind, motive and method of Albert Rosenberg, aka the Yorkville Swindler, and the people who fell for his cons over and over again.
Beautiful Scars: Saturday, August 13 – 8:30pm
After decades of rebellious, hard-living, Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Wilson uncovers the family secret underlying his mysterious upbringing—he is Mohawk—and embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find his place in his new community.
Muskoka Chautauqua co-founder Gayle Dempsey says, “Each film was selected specifically for our Muskoka audience, and our unique setting. For example, the first film, Scrap, opens on a rusted car collection in the woods, creating an immersive effect for the audience in our open-air theatre. It then includes beautiful vignettes of artists working with different scrap materials, something artists and attendees alike will really appreciate.”
This year’s selections celebrate Canadian filmmakers. Each screening will be proceeded by a short Q&A featuring a speaker associated with the documentary.
Tickets are available now by donation and can be reserved at www.muskokachautauqua.com.
The 2022 Muskoka Chautauqua Arts & Culture Festival runs August 5 to 14. The festival site and ‘Theatre in the Woods’ is located at 1039 Golf Avenue in the historic village of Windermere.
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