University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Free public screening of Gary Burns' film waydowntown

Date & Time:
May 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
The Plaza Theatre

The Department of Communication, Media and Film has launched its Filmmaker in Residence Program this Spring session with acclaimed Calgary filmmaker Gary Burns at the helm for the class’s inaugural run.

Burns is known for such independent films as waydowntown (Best Canadian Feature winner at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival) and Radiant City (Genie winner for Best Documentary and Special Jury Prize at 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival). Other notable Burns' features include The Suburbanators (1995), Kitchen Party (1997) and The Future Is Now! (2010).

He is a University of Calgary alumnus, having studied fine arts and drama here from 1988 to 1990 before transferring to Concordia University’s film program, where he graduated in 1992.

The class will also be hosting a public event with a free screening of waydowntown followed by a Q&A with Burns at The Plaza Theatre on May 23 at 7 p.m.