OPENING NIGHT AT THE RAM!

2014 Opening Night Film presented by City Television

ABOVE ALL ELSE | 2014 | Directed by: John Fiege | 95 minutes | USA

Thursday, MAY 8 @ 6:45pm | Royal Alberta Museum | Hosted by Bridget Ryan

In Competition for Best North American Doc Award

One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist, as he rallies neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline.

 

What begins as a stand against corporate bullying becomes a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide. As in his previous film, Mississippi Chicken, director John Fiege puts a human face on a complex case of social injustice, again capturing the South in its beauty and contradiction and revealing the intimate, often unfathomable, experience of creating social change at the grassroots.

 

AWARDS | FESTIVAL HISTORY

World Premiere SXSW 2014

 

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JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PRE-SCREENING ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY Edmonton’s Own JAY SPARROW!

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Tonight’s screening will be followed by the official Opening Night After-Party, featuring Q&A, hors d-oeurves, and cash bar.

 

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Screening presented by:  city_tv_ca