7PM Back to God’s Country
Canada 1919, 73 min, Dir: David Hartford)
Celebrating its centennial this year, Back to God’s Country was the first Canadian feature film and was shot right here in Alberta. Written by and starring Nell Shipman, this silent melodrama features adventure in the Canadian wilderness and Arctic, as well as the very first nude scene committed to film! The Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to present this high-definition scan of a fully restored 35mm print of Back to God’s Country, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. Free admission.
9PM The Lone Eagle
USA 1927, 60 min, Dir: Emory Johnson
The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) is pleased to present this First World War aviation melodrama about an American pilot who joins the Royal Flying Corps. Officially considered a lost film by the Library of Congress, the PAA has the first four reels out of five. As a special event, the ending of the film will be provided by three independent, Albertan filmmakers, each presenting their own take on how the lost ending might have played out. Free admission.