The Screening Room
• 120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON
Doors Open: 3:15PM
| Show Starts: 4:00PM
| All Ages
Featuring: Eternal Spring
Tickets may still be available at the event, other ticket outlets, or the box office.
Event type: All Ages
As Canada’s 2023 submission for consideration in the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature category, this film by director Jason Loftus matches the power of a riveting documentary with the visual impact of a graphic novel. It centers on an event that took place in the Chinese city of Changchun in March of 2002, when practitioners of the outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong hijacked a local TV broadcast to protest their persecution by the state. Loftus uses 3D animation based on artwork by renowned illustrator Daxiong (and created by a team that includes Kingston’s Andrew Embury) to visualize the first-hand accounts of many people involved in the action. In so doing, he provides an urgent retelling of this little-known incident, along with a wider history of the Chinese government’s brutal campaign against Falun Gong. The honours for this stirring film include the audience award for best Canadian documentary at Hot Docs and prizes from festivals in Greece, Poland, Iceland and the U.S.
Donation Link: Learn More
March 2, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Cutoff is Friday, March 3, 2023 3:14 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.