Sudbury's Cinefest to present Little Yellow Boots

Still from Little Yellow Boots by filmmaker John Webster. Supplied photo

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In March, Water Docs Film Festival, in partnership with Cinéfest Sudbury, will present the Canadian premiere of Little Yellow Boots via Cinema Sit-in.

Cinema Sit-in invites audiences to attend a one-of-a-kind, dual-location screening event in celebration of the planet and to expand environmental and climate literacy.

“Cinéfest Sudbury is thrilled to partner with Water Docs to present this important and engaging film and to encourage an avenue for individuals to share in discussions about how they can make a difference in today’s world,” Tammy Frick, executive director of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, said in a release.

The screenings will kick off in Sudbury on March 25 at 7 p.m. at SilverCity Sudbury, 355 Barrydowne Rd. A screening at the Water Docs Film Festival in Toronto on March 27 follows, as part of the ninth annual Water Docs Film Festival (March 25-29).

Tickets for the Sudbury showing are available online or at the Cinéfest box office, 40 Larch St., suite 103. General adult admission is $7.50.

This feature film by award-winning Helsinki-born documentary filmmaker John Webster is a cinematic letter to a future great-grandchild that weaves together a story of family, loss and the positive difference each of us can make in the world.

Drawing from Webster’s personal experiences, viewers are taken on an emotional and physical journey from Finland across Russia to the coal mines of Siberia, to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, and across the U.S. to New York. The story seamlessly weaves together past, present and future into a beautiful, moving, and hopeful documentary about the power of each of us to make a difference.

“Water Docs’ mission is to stir and inspire people deeply through documentary film, and we’re excited to collaborate with Cinéfest to build on the remarkable work of ‘the young ones’ led by Greta Thunberg, and move the dial on public opinion by hosting unique documentary experiences that inspire individual and collective community engagement and action to reduce carbon emissions and protect water locally,” said Stan Gibson, executive director of the Ecologos Environmental Organization.

 

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