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Art For Lunch Film Screening: “Tying your own Shoes” and “Walking”

June 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Join us at the Douglas Family Art Centre over your lunch hour to screen the films Tying Your own Shoes and Walking. The screening will take place in the studio.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Admission is free. Donations appreciated.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Tying Your Own Shoes

A film directed by Shira Avni. 2009. 16 minutes.

This short animated documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, film explores how it feels to be a little bit unusual.

In her follow-up to her award-winning film, John and Michael, filmmaker Shira Avni pursues a deeper understanding of esteem and disability by inviting Petra, Matthew, Daninah, and Katherine to consider their pasts, relationships and ambitions.


A film directed by Ryan Larkin. 1968. 5 minutes.

Animator Ryan Larkin uses an artist’s sensibility to illustrate the way people walk. He employs a variety of techniques–line drawing, colour wash, etc.–to catch and reproduce the motion of people afoot. The springing gait of youth, the mincing step of the high-heeled female, the doddering amble of the elderly–all are registered with humour and individuality, to the accompaniment of special sound. Without words.

Films provided courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. To watch other engaging NFB content, go to nfb.ca

Registration is required and you can register by contacting the Douglas Family Art Centre at (807) 467-2201 or emailing [email protected].

Register early to avoid disappointment.



June 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Douglas Family Art Centre
224 Main Street South
Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2 Canada
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(807) 467-2201