The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia – Take 6
- The Journey of Natty Gann
- Jeremy Kagan
- 101 DCP
- B.C. Film History
- May 22, 2022 11:00
“An unheralded film that gladdens the heart and replenishes the soul … A well-nigh perfect film.”Bob Thomas, Associated Press
Presented as part of Film Club and “The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia”
This special “Image Before Us” edition of Film Club shines a spotlight on the Super, Natural scenery in Disney’s beloved and rugged Depression-era adventure, partially shot in B.C. In 1930s Chicago, a young girl (Meredith Salenger) embarks on a cross-country search for her father, who’s been hired as a lumberjack in the Pacific Northwest. On her perilous journey, she earns the trust of a mistreated wolfdog, her companion and protector, and befriends a teenage drifter (a fresh-faced John Cusack). Director Jeremy Kagan crafts a compelling, warm-hearted tale that makes handsome use of its picturesque locations, including B.C.’s Sparwood, Pemberton, and Lillooet. Screenwriter Jeanne Rosenberg, a specialist in animal-companion family fare, also penned The Black Stallion (1979) and White Fang (1991).
“Natty Gann was shot in and around Vancouver, in the early days of what would soon become ‘Hollywood North.’ It displays a delightful who’s who cast of Vancouver-based actors of the time, in a variety of supporting roles. Spectacular scenery, costumes, and sets, with lovely period detail.” Harry Killas
Free popcorn, Film Club badge, and discounted ticket price for ages 13 and under.
“[An] endearing film … This is terrific family fare.”People Magazine
Screening sponsored by Vancouver Mom and MAKE Vancouver.