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    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

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    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Directed by Nettie Wild
    Canada | 96 minutes | US Premiere | True Stories

Not a Western but a Northern, this rhapsodic nonfiction film plunges into the wilds east of Juneau, the traditional lands of the Tahltan people. Stunning, visceral imagery of nature, wildlife, miners, hunters, people carving out a life on the thin edge of an implacable world. Best Canadian Documentary, HotDocs.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 1:00 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 7, 2017 4:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 11, 2017 2:15 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Not a Western but a Northern, Nettie Wild's astonishing nonfiction film transports us to the wilderness, not as backdrop but as a vivid elemental force that dominates the experience of both the indigenous peoples and the settlers who carve out their lives there. More than 1000 miles by road from Vancouver, British Columbia, or 130 miles east of Juneau by air, the traditional lands of the Tahltan First Nation encompass the majestic Stikine River, ancient glaciers, tiny communities and magnificent vistas.

Without comment, Wild watches as a helicopter painstakingly lowers a 16,000-pound transmission tower into place, another notch in the grid girding the landscape. Rather than a polemic, this is a poetic film, an immersive, rhapsodic meditation on a place and its people. They include diamond drillers, hunters, and the Tahltan, men and women of different cultures and mindsets, but all in the shadow of a stunning, timeless and implacable beauty ("Koneline" means "Our land beautiful" in the Tahltan tongue).

"Transcendent, breathtaking spectacle....Wild lets the camera hunt for art in every frame, mining veins of abstract beauty." Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's

Winner: Best Canadian Documentary, HotDocs Film Festival

film details

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Running Time: 96 minutes
Premier Status: US Premiere
Language: English
Awards: Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2016; WIFTV Artistic Merit Award, VIFF
Director: Nettie Wild
Producers: Betsy Carson
Cinematographers: Van Royko
Editor: Michael Brockington
Music: Jesse Zubot, Hildegard Westerkamp, Mark Lazeski, Daniel Pellerin
Screenwriter: Nettie Wild
Website: www.canadawildproductions.com/film/koneline/

guests in attendance

Nettie Wild – Director (January 6 & 7 only)

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