Gathering Place by the Grand (GPG), at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, hosts a monthly series of thoughtful and eclectic films, some which feature poignant themes, all of which are relevant to Indigenous culture, worldview and issues?. On the last Monday of each month, beginning with the film entitled “Boy” at 7 p.m. on January 27, 2020, the Movie Monday series explores moving subject matter across all genres. Either by historic or pop culture standards, the relevancy of this entertainment to the community is first and foremost – and admission is by donation!
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From stunning cinematic imagery which has transfixed audiences at various film festivals to groundbreaking documentaries, heartfelt comedies, and inspiring dramas, the Movie Monday experience at GPG is five-star community entertainment. “Proudly servicing Ohsweken, Brantford, Brant, Hamilton, Toronto…” and surrounding area, Gathering Place by the Grand developed the Movie Monday event series to promote Indigenous filmmakers and performers, encouraging film-goers who are interested in culturally-based and motivated entertainment. Bringing together the community for this purpose is a bonus, since each event is held on-site in the elegant GPG event centre, on the Six Nations Territory.
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2020 Movie Monday titles and event dates and details are available at the link provided here. You can also follow Gathering Place by the Grand on their Facebook page for individual Movie Monday event posts and updates. Social media updates are available on Twitter and Instagram as well, so bringing your friends and family is made that much easier! There are also prizes to be one through the Movie Monday stamp program. Come to 6 showings and receive a stamp for each to be entered into a draw through GPG! Subsequent showings will take place on February 24th and March 30th, with the respective films “Black Cloud” and “Our People Will be Healed.” See the often-unsung heroes of Indigenous cinematography, whose talent and vision has always been right before our eyes, but is now showcased, bigger and better than ever at Gathering Place by the Grand on Movie Mondays!
Written by Spring Sault