Screenshots: Documentaries dominate screens this weekend

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Rainbow Visions Film Festival

In its seventh year, Rainbow Visions Film Festival is dedicated to showing the best short and full-length LGBTQ2S+ films.

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Four films will be screening in person, all day long at Metro Cinema on Saturday, Nov. 6: See You Then, The Novice, Firebird and Raw! Uncut! Video!

Another dozen films and three packages of shorts will be available online for audiences in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba through Nov. 14.

For show passes, schedules and films, go to .

The Magnitude of All Things

The Magnitude of All Things is having a single screening at Metro Cinema this weekend.

Well-timed with the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, Scotland, this documentary examines the grief of climate change.

B.C. filmmaker Jennifer Abbott wove together the threads of grief over the loss of her sister with the grief brought about in people all over the globe contending with the inherent losses of climate change.

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Abbott is a Sundance and Genie-award winning filmmaker best known for The Corporation — it’s often credited as the most successful documentary in Canadian history, and had a sequel released last year — and the accolades are rolling in for her and this most recent work as it makes the festival rounds.

More information and tickets for the 7 p.m. screening on Nov. 7 can be found at .

New screenwriter’s scholarship

The Next Draft is a brand new scholarship for emerging screenwriters in Edmonton.

Made possible by the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA), the deadline for submissions is Dec. 1 and information, including eligibility, prizes and submission details can be found at .

The King Snow movie (Starlite)

As part of its national premiere tour, The King Snow Movie is screening in Edmonton on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. The Starlite Room is better known for its live music, but a documentary about the best snowboarders in Canada isn’t much of a stretch.

Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online at .

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