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Affectionately known as “the star guy”, Wilfred Buck is our guide to the ancient astrology of the First Nations, who have their own constellations and associated myths and legends. An irreverent educator who lectures with a mobile planetarium, Buck is ensuring that this sacred wisdom is passed on to the next generation. The film is also an account of his own deeply troubled youth, which included trauma, addiction and poverty, as recounted in his memoir, I Have Lived Four Lives (and staged in re-enactments here). But it’s the force of his generosity, curiosity and community spirit which makes this such an uplifting movie, as well as a fascinating glimpse into a whole new (old) way of understanding the cosmos.

Director

Lisa Jackson

Featuring

Brandon Alexis, Raymond Chartrand, Ed Azure, Ethan Neckoway, Caine Robinson, Moe Mcgillivary

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2024

Language

In English and Cree with English subtitles

19+
96 min

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Saturday May 18

5:15 pm
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Sunday May 19

6:15 pm
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Monday May 20

5:50 pm
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Thursday May 23

5:50 pm
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Saturday May 25

2:15 pm
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Credits

Executive Producer

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, David Christensen

Producer

Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant, Alicia Smith

Screenwriter

Lisa Jackson

Editor

David Schmidt, Eui Yong Zong, Matthew Lyon

Cinematography

aAron Munson, Nicholas de Pencier, John Price, Justin Black

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