Last Beer At The Pig’s Ear Documentary To Play Closing Night At ReFrame Film Festival

ReFrame Film Festival has announced its 2019 schedule, and the Closing Night documentary is on the Pig’s Ear and the legacy it has left in Peterborough.

Last Beer at the Pig’ s Ear is a tribute to the people, the fun and games, the music and the pickled eggs—the culture that made the “Piggy” so special for 152 years. Directed by local filmmaker Peter Blow, it screens at Showplace Performance Centre on Sunday, January 27th at 7 p.m.

Pig’s Ear was iconic watering hole on Brock Street

Pig’s Ear was iconic watering hole on Brock Street

The ReFrame Film Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary from January 24th to Sunday, January 27th. Youth Unstoppable, a film by former PCVS student Slater Jewell-Kemker made to amplify youth voices against climate change, headlines the festival.

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Former PCVS Student's Documentary "Youth Unstoppable" To Headline Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival

Youth Unstoppable, a documentary film made by former PCVS student Slater Jewell-Kemker made to amplify youth voices against climate change, will be the opening night film headlining Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival at Showplace on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Jewell-Kemker say that climate change is “actually this incredible opportunity to change everything for the better.” It was while still a student at PCVS that she began her work as a filmmaker-activist chronicling the global youth movement, and most of her early work was made right here in Peterborough.

Slater Jewell-Kemker filming her documentary

Slater Jewell-Kemker filming her documentary

Slater moved to the area from Los Angeles when she was 10 years old. “I love this area,” she says. “One of my very first short films, Peace Begins, screened at the ReFrame Film Festival, around the time I started this documentary. It always kind of stuck in my mind, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to come back here when I’m done with this film, to come back to my home area where I can bring my friends and have them see what I’ve been doing for the past ten years?’”

“Slater’s story shows us a way forward in a global crisis that often seems impenetrable, and I know it will foster critical discussion, action, and change amongst all who see it,” says ReFrame Creative Director Amy Siegel.

Scene from her documentary

Scene from her documentary

ReFrame, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will showcase over 60 documentary films at downtown locations—including ten by local filmmakers. ReFrame runs January 24th-27th, 2019.

For more information on the ReFrame lineup and tickets, click here.

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PTBOCanada & StudioPTBO Launch "We Are PTBO" Docu-Series

PTBOCanada.com in collaboration with our spinoff agency StudioPTBO have launched a brand new Docu-Series called "We Are PTBO". The series will be spotlighting ordinary citizens in the community who help make this city extraordinary.

Amino Yusuf spotlighted

Amino Yusuf spotlighted

The series is produced by Rob "Electric City" James from StudioPTBO and the debut video filmed at Peterborough Public Library highlights Amino Yusuf on what Peterborough and community mean to her.

Watch it below...

Know someone that you think should be spotlighted in the series? Email Rob here.

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Documentary Premiere On Peterborough's Music Scene February 3rd At Market Hall

The long awaited documentary The Radius Project on how Peterborough's music scene has created so many international stars is having its world premiere at the Market Hall in early February.

Outtake: Filming Serena Ryder for the documentary

Outtake: Filming Serena Ryder for the documentary

Produced by Michael Hurcomb and Ryan Lalonde—who first began pre-production on this back in 2014—the documentary debuts Saturday February 3rd, at 8 p.m. at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough.

The Radius Project was born out of a simple question: “So which famous people would I know from your hometown?” The hometown in question was Peterborough and the answer was endless.

The Radius Project looks at the wealth of musicians that came from the radius around town and went on to national and international acclaim. A short list of people that grew up or relocated to the area are Serena Ryder, Royal Wood, Three Days Grace, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Silver Hearts, Ronnie Hawkins, The Leahys, producers Greg and Rob Wells and many more.

Three days grace

Three days grace

Tickets are $17 and are available now at Market Hall! Don't miss this.

Watch this trailer below on The Radius Project...

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PTBOCanada.com Launches New Mini-Documentary Series PTBOCurios

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We're taking a look at some of the intriguing aspects of our fine city in a new mini-documentary series by our Creative Director called PTBOCurios.

Have a look at our first episode below to find out what people are reading at the Peterborough Public Library...

Don't miss an Episode of our documentary series: "Like" our page! Email Evan Holt here for ideas for PTBOCurios docs.

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Peterborough Documentary Pushback Premieres At Market Hall May 23rd

The world premiere of the much-anticipated feature-length documentary Pushback on Peterborough's The Warming Room is May 23rd at Market Hall.

The doc by Matthew Hayes begins as staff and volunteers are closing up shop at the end of the season at the Warming Room—a homeless shelter of last resort in Peterborough that provides respite during the cold winter months.

The documentary follows five people connected to the shelter—four guests and a staff member—throughout the following summer and fall as they try to find steady footing without access to many of the supports the shelter provides.

Pushback is a portrait of people living with persistent homelessness and often inter-generational poverty in Peterborough, providing an intimate look into lives often ignored.

The full cast and crew will be in attendance at the screening May 23rd at Market Hall. The film (90 minutes in duration) will be followed by a Q&A. For tickets, go the Eventbrite page here.

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Watch The Trailer For A New Doc About The Number Of Famous Musicians From Peterborough Area

Watch The Trailer For A New Doc About The Number Of Famous Musicians From Peterborough Area

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Documentary Film Seeking Descendants Of 1916 Quaker Oats Fire In Peterborough

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