Romance of the Far Fur Country Making News

Footage from The Romance of the Far Fur Country, a long lost film originally shot in Canada in 1919, premiered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Metro Cinema (January 21, 2012). Following the film, documentary film maker Kevin Nikkel and I had an opportunity to talk about the making of the film and how it is now seeing the light of day over 90 years after it was first show in Edmonton – that was May of 1920, at the Allen Theatre.

The screening generated considerable interest, including an article in the BBC News Magazine by Chris Nikkel. CBC Edmonton was at the screening, and produced a web report.

The film will be shown in three communities in northern Alberta – Fort McMurray (January 22), Fort MacKay (January 23), and Fort Chipewyan (January 26). I am looking forward to be joining this Nitrate Treasures: Alberta Tour for the screening in Fort Chipewyan. So if you are at the Wood Buffalo Municipal Building at 7 pm I will see you there.

There is also the chance to view the footage at its Winnipeg premiere on February 15. 2012.

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