FAMILY DAY at the Paradise Theatre

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 12pm

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Wings Over Water

Director: Andrew Young | Country: USA, Canada | Length: 0:44:00

As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these largely unknown water highways remain an oasis for sustaining wildlife. From the herds of bison that still roam the Great Plains to the vital honeybees that pollinate our crops and especially for the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.”  Wings Over Water tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors, as they head home to raise their young.

Watch the Feet

The footprint uses its 5 toes to easily explain the 5 stages of a life cycle that should be considered when making a new purchase and gives additional examples on how viewers can reduce their impact.

Spirit of the Forest

A little girl stumbles into a sacred grove near her village in south India. She disturbs the spirit of the forest, who takes her on an adventure to illuminate the origins of this ancient swampland.

Packing a Wave

A young shipwreck arrives unconscious to an apparently paradisiacal desert island. After waking up she explores the island and discovers that it is a landfill. Only creative recycling and reusing can help her leave safely.

Join us for snacks at 11am, followed by short films at 12pm, a musical interlude with Eva Stone-Barney at 12:20pm and the feature presentation of Wings Over Water at 12:30pm!

Eva Stone-Barney is a mezzo-soprano and portfolio artist from Montreal, Quebec. She is currently completing a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Toronto (studying with Laura Tucker), where her research focuses on issues of voice, identity, and performance format.  Previously, she earned a Bachelor’s of Music in classical voice from McGill University (with Tracy Smith Bessette). Praised for her musicality and proficiency in various styles, Eva performs regularly as both a soloist and ensemble singer across Canada, and works as a music journalist, and arts administrator.


In addition to the live family program films, families can purchase a ticket to the virtual education shorts program with additional festival films specially curated for young students. This program will also include winners from the Planet in Focus Eco-Film Lab and national winners of the EcoSchools Canada Young Reporters for the Environment Competition!



Rockies Repeat

A team of Indigenous and settler artists race to capture a disappearing landscape as climate change threatens the future of glacial environments in the Canadian Rockies. Rockies Repeat is a human-powered journey where culture meets conservation and the past and present intersect. The documentary takes a non-linear, circular approach to storytelling that is informed by connection to place. The narrative weaves interlacing stories over time to transport the viewer to a landscape that has inspired human creativity for thousands of years.

Me, Mahmoud and the Mint Plant

In the war-torn city of Mosul, Iraq, Canadian nurse Trish develops an unlikely friendship with Mahmoud, a local man who takes his beloved mint plant wherever he goes. As Trish discovers the mystery behind Mahmoud’s precious plant, she learns the importance of keeping your promises to the people you love.


Walking Two Worlds

It’s more than just polar bear scenes in the Arctic. With the threat of oil drilling in the Refuge and Yukon Flats along the Yukon River, Indigenous communities face grave threats to their way of life, food security and identity. Fueled by an unwavering love and responsibility for the land, Han Gwich’in 19-year old, Quannah Chasinghorse, and her mother, Jody Potts, are taking a stand to defend their sacred homelands.

Where the Butterflies Go

Fraser is a non-fiction filmmaker and commercial director from Atlanta who tries to make people feel less alone. In a pathetic attempt to host his own children’s nature show, this failing filmmaker travels 3,000 miles asking North Americans how to save the endangered monarch butterfly, and ourselves, from extinction.