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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.

Venue

Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

Directions

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 5:30 PM MST

× Following the current Yukon Government COVID-19 restrictions that have been lifted, the YAC Mainstage will operate at 100% capacity for this event. Social distancing ‘bubbles’ are not in place and other members of the public may be seated next to you. Mask use is recommended.

Ticket Pricing: (Select from price list after clicking "Buy Tickets")

Adult: $16.00

Senior / Elder (65 and Over): $13.00

Student: $10.00

Youth (19 and Under): $10.00



YFS Member: $13.00 Only available in-person or by calling the Box Office 667-8574 Hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday


ALFF Live: Jeremy Parkin performs at 5:30pm Bones of Crows screens at 6pm

Marie Clements’ Bones of Crows is a powerful indictment of the abuse of Indigenous peoples and a stirring story of extraordinary resilience and resistance.

Born in the 1920s into a happy, large family, Aline Spears and her siblings are forcibly removed — through threat and essentially extortion by church and local authorities — from their home and sent to residential schools. There, they are victims of the cruelty of the priests and nuns who run the school. As the film clearly and dramatically points out, this psychological, physical, and cultural abuse was basically official government policy.

During World War II, Aline enlists in the military, where, in a great but not widely known historical irony, her contribution is highly valued precisely because she is still fluent in Cree — one of the languages the residential schools strove to eradicate. After the war, Aline returns to Canada to raise her children. Still haunted by the crimes committed against her, she endures years of anguish before she finally has the chance to confront her abusers.

Fearless in its denunciation of centuries of oppressive policies by Canadian governments and institutions, Bones of Crows is also a memorable paean to the resilience and determination of those who survived the residential schools — and especially those, like Aline, who sought to bring their oppressors’ crimes to light.

English, Cree, ʔayʔajuθəm, and Italian, with English subtitles.

Dir. Marie Clements, 2022, Canada, 127 min.

Content advisory: content relating to residential schools; child abuse, sexual and psychological abuse, racism

This event includes a 30- minute performance by Indigenous multidisciplinary artist Jeremy Parkin performing a live music set before the film, and will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers in attendance.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill. Please contact the Box Office at (867) 667-8574 or emailing boxoffice@yac.ca if you are unable to attend due to illness.

Performance Notes

This Event is General Admission - Seating is first-come, first served. Please contact the YAC Box Office at 667-8574 or boxoffice@yac.ca if you require accessible seating.

Proof of vaccination is not required for this event.

Masks are highly recommended but are not mandatory for this event.