Tickets are free, donations welcome at the door.
A screening of the 2004 Steven Spielberg movie The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Both the movie and the opera Flight were inspired by the story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian-born refugee, who lived in Charles de Gaulle airport for 18 years, from 1988 to 2006. The event will also feature a short talk by Jaime Martino, Executive Director of Tapestry Opera, who will speak about contemporary opera stories and diversity on stage and off.
February 13 | 7 pm
Learn about the world of the Romani people in this National Film Board documentary that reveals the vibrant culture and struggle of the Canadian Gypsy.
Who are the Roma, the ones that we call Gypsies? Why have they been persecuted since the 11th century? Can Roma in Canada celebrate their culture without fear? Opre Roma: Gypsies in Canada presents a people with a tragic past but, more importantly, with passion in their hearts. (Albert Ohayon)
This documentary celebrates the vibrant culture and tenacious struggle of the Canadian Gypsy and introduces a new generation of Roma who claim their roots with pride. They call themselves by their rightful name, the Roma. Almost 80,000 call Canada home. Meet Julia Lovell, a passionate defender of Roma human rights, whose father is slowly gaining the confidence to reveal his heritage; and Karen Gray Boothroyd, a flamenco dancer just beginning to reclaim her Gypsy roots.
April 15, 2020 | 7 pm
Opera Goes to the Movies ~ Explore the world that surrounds the stories of your favorite operas through film and documentary. Some films will be followed by a short, curated discussion.