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Resilience: Documentary Film- Wednesday, October 4, 7 pm at Alpine Playhouse

Wednesday, October 4, 7 pm


The McCall Film Society presents the October Documentary Film Festival. Our first film in the festival will be “ Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope”, Wednesday, October 4th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. “Resilience” chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The documentary is directed by James Redford and was screened to sold out crowds at 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The showing is supported by a grant from St. Luke’s McCall.

RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of every- thing from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

“Crime, drugs, poverty, mental illness…all these societal challenges — they’re not going to go anyway anytime soon, let’s get real,” said James Redford, Director, “But that doesn’t mean we can’t do things to protect children from those exposures so that they can break the cycle.” Researchers and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. They’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday, September 28 until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Additional tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.

Our Second Film in the Festival will be “Dolores”, Wednesday Oct. 25 a documentary on the life of the co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union and a life long activist.

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Trouble in the Peace- Thursday, August 10- 7 pm at Alpine Playhouse


Steve Goodall from McCall will be presenting, “The Trouble in Peace”, Thursday, August 10 at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall Idaho. The Director will be present after the film to answer your questions.

Trouble in the Peace is a documentary by Julian T. Pinder  (Synopsis)  

“In the Peace River region trouble is brewing. As gas companies move heavily into northern BC, family farms suffer lethal gas leaks, stunned that such injustice could happen in Canada.
From this mayhem emerges Karl Mattson: cowboy, artist, father. Small gas leaks are affecting the health of his herd and family. When a big leak comes, it will be deadly.
But the media cares little for the plight of farmers like Karl. And while the government eagerly commits $4M to catching a mysterious ‘pipeline bomber’, it fails to regulate safety standards for its own citizens. The message is clear: industry trumps individuals.
But Karl isn’t ready to roll over and die just yet.”

Julian T. Pinder
Director (Bio)

Julian T. Pinder has been making documentaries ever since he was a young teenager. He hitch-hiked from Paris to the former Yugoslavia during and just after the wars, shooting two experimental documentaries following stories of loss and tragedy in wartime Bosnia, then Kosovo. After studying film and politics at Queen’s University and U of Toronto, Julian worked under Nick de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) for a number of years to learn the craft of documentary filmmaking.
In his mid-twenties, Julian traveled to Nicaragua to start shooting what would become LAND, his first feature documentary. After shooting on his own for 2 years, Julian eventually teamed up with veteran producer Paul Scherzer who financed and shepherded the film to completion with the strong support of TVOntario.

Five long years after Julian first started the project, in 2010 LAND premiered to sold-out audiences at the Hot Docs film festival. The film went on to a theatrical release in Canada and play in competition at international festivals including  Bratislava and Santa Barbara where the film was nominated for the Award for Social Justice in Documentary Film.
TROUBLE IN THE PEACE is Julian’s second feature documentary.


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