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Pop Up Screening – Dawson City Music: The Future and the Past

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come by for a special after work pop up screening of 2 documentaries featuring the future and past of music in Dawson City. The first film, “Change the Tune” features the Ostara Project, who are appearing live next week at KIAC. This will be followed by a retro screening of the 2004 MITY Winner ‘For The Joy Of It”. A look back at the 2003 Dawson City Music Festival, directed by Evelyn Pollock. See some old faces looking new in this great time capsule of Dawson’s iconic music festival.

Total run time: 50 minutes.
Screening starts at 5:30.
Free entry. Concessions available.
Change the Tune
Lisa Buck
23 mins
Jazz history tells a story of male heroes: Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Thelonius Monk. While a small group of women gained acclaim as vocalists – Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone – the highest status in jazz has always been reserved for instrumentalists. Yet female instrumentalists are almost undocumented in jazz history and remain a small minority—five percent–of the professional community in Canada. Change the Tune brings together seven female jazz musicians and asks the question: “What difference would community make?” Combining the work of contemporary female musicians with footage from the 1960’s, Tune creates an alternate world of what might have been and is a compelling story about the power of community and the joy of music.
For the Joy of It
Evelyn Pollock
24 mins
An intimate look at the Dawson City Music Festival as told by the army of volunteers that make it happen.


February 28
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
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Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.

Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.

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