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Adam Scorgie’s New Docs at The Culture Collective

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Award-winning documentary Filmmaker and Producer Adam Scorgie (The Good Son, The Culture High) will be featured as part of Edmonton’s Culture Collective 5th Variety Showcase at the Garneau Theatre on Thursday, September 24. Attendees will get a sneak peek at two of Scorgie’s upcoming documentaries:

On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself. Featuring  Jay BaruchelChris Chelios and Dave Semenko.


Adam Scorgie (right) with Gretzky Bodyguard and hockey legend Dave “Cement” Semenko.

CHASING EVEL: The Life Of Robbie Knievel

Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, uncovers his life through his personal pursuit of sobriety and the need of continuing his father’s legacy by jumping once again.

Chasing Evel
The Culture Collective is Thursday, September 24 at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre – 8712 – 109 St NW). Doors at 7 p.m.

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Anne Wheeler Returns with Bye Bye Blues

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AMPIA  is co-presenting a special 25th anniversary screening of the award-winning film BYE BYE BLUES, along with our partners FAVA and Metro Cinema on Friday, April 17.

Multiple Rosie Award winning director Anne Wheeler will be in attendance for the screening and there will be a special musical performance by the film’s star, Rebecca Jenkins and her husband Joel Bakan.

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Christian Zyp interviewed Anne Wheeler and Rebecca Jenkins about the upcoming screening on Moving Radio -CJSR 88.5 FM.
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This screening is part of FAVA FEST, April 13-18, 2015.  Click here for festival info.

Calgary Underground Film Festival

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The 12th Annual Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) runs from Monday April 13-18 at Globe Cinema. Tickets & Festival Passes are on sale now.  

 Special Guests in Attendance:

  • Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Director Steve Yu from the documentary THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE on Saturday April 18
  • Canadian rock legend Thor from I AM THOR on Saturday April 18 (Don’t miss Thor’s show at The Palomino later that night!)
  • World-class cinematographer Mark Irwin for a retrospective on the films he and David Cronenberg made together (Q&A to follow THE FLY) on Saturday April 18
  • Producers Brandon Evans and Patrick Rizzotti from BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS in attendance for the Thursday April 16 Midnight screening
  • Director Charles Hood at the Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 screenings of NIGHT OWLS
  • Pat Mills, Canadian Director and Lead Actor of GUIDANCE on Wednesday April 15
  • Director Sarah Smith from THE MIDNIGHT SWIM on Tuesday April 14

Join Us for WOLF COP!

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Friday, October 24 @ 9pm
Shaw Theatre, NAIT Campus
11762 106 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Half man, half wolf and all cop! The Canadian feature film taking the world by storm is coming to Edmonton as part of the StoryWorld Quest conference being held at NAIT. We welcome everyone to come and see what the “FUZZ” is all about!

Join us at The Nest Pub between 6pm-8:30pm and then head over to the Shaw Theatre to see the film and meet Writer/Director Lowell Dean and Producer J. Joly for a Q & A. 

We’ve included this handy little map to help you on your way:

Online registration for the conference is closed on October 22, 2014. Walk-in registrations are welcome at the door. For more information visit: 

Global Visions Presents: The Culture High

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The Global Visions Film Festival premieres the highly anticipated documentary, The Culture High, on Wednesday, October 8th in Edmonton. Director Brett Harvey and Edmonton Producer Adam Scorgie reunite on this follow up of their hit documentary, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, to delve deeper into the controversial ‘War on Drugs’.

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Alberta’s First Feature

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FIL FRASER is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, writer and human rights activist with an impressive career spanning more than half a century. He is a leading pioneer in Alberta’s film industry, responsible for founding the Alberta Film & Television Awards in 1974 and producing Alberta’s first feature Why Shoot The Teacher? (1977), which became the highest grossing film in Canada that year. Why Shoot The Teacher? will be screened during this week’s Alberta Culture Days so we checked in with Fil Fraser on the 37th Anniversary of the film and where he feels our industry is headed.

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“Why Shoot The Teacher”

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Sunday, September 28th, 7pm at the Garneau Theatre (8712 – 109 St, Edmonton, AB)

As part of Alberta Culture Days, AMPIA and Metro Cinema will be presenting a FREE screening of Why Shoot The Teacher? 

Producer Fil Fraser and Screenwriter James DeFelice will be in attendance. There will be a reception afterwards and all are invited to help celebrate the 37th Anniversary of the film!



AMPIA 40th Anniversary Screening ‘Road to Saddle River’ a Success!

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AMPIA’s 40th Anniversary Screening of Francis Damberger’s ‘Road to Saddle River’ was a resounding success! More than 250 people packed Metro Cinema on September 29 to see the Cult Classic Cowboy Comedy on the big screen in glorious 35mm Cinemascope. Director Francis Damberger was joined on stage afterwards by Actors Paul Jarrett, Sam Bob and Michael Hogan for a spirited Q & A with the audience. Many of the crew were also on hand, including Cinematograher Peter Wunstorf, CSC, and Sound Recordist Garrell Clark, who traded war stories afterwards at the High Level Diner with Producers Dale Phillips and Graydon McCrae.

Thanks to the Edmonton Film Road to Saddle River 004Festival, Metro Cinema and the Edmonton Film Commission for their support of the screening, which was presented as part of the EIFF and Alberta Culture Days. Thanks also to Alberta Beef for the 500 packages of beef jerky, all of which were consumed by the audience! Here’s to the next 40 Years of AMPIA!

For anyone who missed the screening, Francis is selling DVD’s. Please contact him at:

(From left: Sam Bob, Paul Jarrett, Francis Damberger, Michael Hogan and AMPIA Executive Director  Bill Evans)

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