Special Film Screening: The Geographies of DAR

Date: Apr 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Theatre

The Geographies of DAR is a captivating film that explores the life and literary works of renowned Canadian author David Adams Richards.

Through stunning visuals, insightful interviews and excerpts from his writings, the film uncovers the profound connection between Richards’ personal experiences and Eastern Canada’s Miramichi, the region that shaped his storytelling.

The masterful cinematography showcases the harsh yet beautiful landscapes of Richards’ Miramichi, taking viewers on a journey through the complex lives of his characters, marked by destruction, freedom and redemption.

Richards opens up about his childhood, his struggles and demons, and his unwavering belief in God, providing candid and perceptive insights into cruelty, love, faith and the human experience.

This poignant film is an elegy to the joys, suffering, mercies and beauty of life, celebrating the indomitable spirit and courage of this extraordinary Canadian writer.

This is a free event but a ticket is required. Please reserve your free ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.

About the Filmmaker

Director, actress, screenwriter, writer and producer Monique LeBlanc is a prominent figure in Eastern Canada’s film industry, working in both documentary and fiction.

Through a powerful dialogue between image and word, her films explore the worlds of painters, musicians and writers, as well as ordinary people confronted with poverty, racism or exile. From shantytowns to concentration camps, from border crossings to vast wilderness, Monique LeBlanc’s works weave different stories together, delving into the intricate complexities of human relationships and offering a vivid portrayal of contemporary societies.

Her credits include collaborations with the National Film Board, CBC, Bravo, the History Channel and the Movie Network. Notably, her adaptation of Louise Dupré’s acclaimed book of poetry, Higher Than Flames Will Go (2020), stands as a cinematic tour de force.

Geographies of DAR is her fourth feature documentary and fifth collaboration with the NFB.

Presented by The Rooms and the National Film Board of Canada.