Nov. 5, 2018, Cambridge, ON – “The pilot came on the PA system and said ‘due to a terrorist attack, we’ll be landing in Gander, Newfoundland’… I had never heard of Newfoundland,” recalled one of 7,000 airline passengers who landed in the small, 9,000 member community of Gander, Newfoundland during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY , the documentary based on the celebrated theatrical play Come From Away , will screen as part of The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) CineSeries program on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinemas in the Cambridge Centre. The film’s writer and director Moze Mossanen will be in attendance for a question and answer period after the screening.
The heart-warming documentary shines a light on the actual Newfoundlanders and passengers whose lives have inspired the musical production. This includes the mayors of Gander and Appleton, Newfoundland, and all real-life people who worked tirelessly alongside countless others to comfort and care for their unexpected guests. It also follows the real-life passengers, including a couple who fell in love and honeymooned in Gander, the pilot of an American Airlines jet whose life was turned upside down, and a U.S. businessman who was so touched by his hosts’ generosity that he went on to create Good Samaritan initiatives in other cities. Tickets cost $12.00 + hst and can be purchased in advance at grff.ca . For full details on each film and screening events, visit grff.ca and on the Facebook Page .
Founded in 2007, the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is committed to celebrate and inspire community through the shared experience of film. Screening compelling documentaries, engaging shorts and premiere features, GRFF presents an integrated cultural experience. The festival encourages community involvement through a shared love for cinema by offering unique and diverse programming with creative community partnerships.
Cambridge audiences have had the opportunity to experience the very best in Canadian and International film for 20 years, thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Film Circuit and the vision of Cambridge Art Galleries. In 1998, past gallery director Mary Misner met with TIFF Film Circuit staff, realizing the importance of bringing quality films to this community. As part of the circuit, which provides access to films to over 190 groups in 150 communities across Canada, CineSeries has presented a wide variety of genres including documentary, international and homegrown films. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .