Feature A & E Stories
- Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 16:55 29 September 2014
- Written by Ryan Rumbolt Ryan Rumbolt
Free play at Jubilee spreads Islam's message of peace and understanding
Canada's largest association of Muslims and a Calgary Muslim youth group are speaking out against extremism with their performance of Muhammad: The Astonishing Story of the Prophet.
The play — sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (AMJ) and their youth association — is part entertainment and part education, teaching Muslims and non-Muslims about the peaceful lessons of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
"This is the purpose of having this event, to show that Islam has nothing to do with extremism," says Mohsin Kamran, president of Calgary's Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
- Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:42 21 September 2014
- Written by SARAH COMBER SARAH COMBER
YYC's Spencer Foley to attend screening of his first feature-length film
British Columbia sets the scene for When the Ocean Met the Sky, a Canadian film that follows the spiritual and physical journey of three brothers after the passing of their parents.
Spencer Foley, from Calgary, plays the character Tyler Holmes. He began writing the film's script with his friend and co-star Phillip Thomas in 2012.
Foley says that he and Thomas wanted to create a film that explored the complicated dynamics between siblings.
"We all have siblings and it's something everyone can relate to," says Foley. He adds that the brothers losing their parents at the beginning of the film is critical to the plot as it forces the siblings to face issues that had otherwise been internalized.
"I think each of the brothers are coming of age," says Foley, "but they are just at different places in their lives."
- Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:59 16 September 2014
- Written by Amara McLaughlin Amara McLaughlin
Velvet Cinema's monthly queer film night at the Plaza Theatre aims to bring the LGBTQ community closer together
Two young, proud and down-to-earth guys have organized a monthly queer film night at the Plaza Theatre in hopes to bring the Calgary queer community together in a new way.
The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Cutting's idea for the event stemmed from an annual LGBTQ film festival, known as "The Fairy Tale Film Festival," which is held at the Plaza Theatre every year.
- Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:40 16 September 2014
- Written by Quinton Amundson and Paulina Liwski Quinton Amundson and Paulina Liwski
Telus Storyhive competition showcases projects including Sharkasaurus and Tale of the Riff Riders
After an intense journey, five Calgarians are about to premiere their short films as part of a competition sponsored by Telus.
The competitors had just five weeks this past spring to produce a multimedia application which included their film idea, their production plan and details on how they would spend $10,000 if chosen as one of the 10 Alberta winners.
Competitor proposals were uploaded April 28 and then community members chose their favourites.