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International Award winning film, Love, Scott premiering at Al Whittle Theatre!


International Award winning film, Love, Scott premiering at Al Whittle Theatre!

Love, Scott, an internationally award winning documentary about Nova Scotia musician Scott Jones, who was paralyzed in a homophobic attack, will have its community screening premiere on Thursday April 4th , at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. There will be two showings, at 6:30pm, and at 9:00pm. Proceeds from the event will go to the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir (AVHC).

After each screening of the film, there will be a Q&A session with the audience and Scott Jones live over Skype from Toronto where he is currently pursuing doctoral studies in choral music and social justice.

While walking on the street one night in a small town in New Glasgow, Scott Jones, a gay musician, is attacked and paralyzed from the waist down; what follows is a brave and fragile journey of healing and the transformation of a young man’s life. From the first raw moments in the hospital to a disquieting trip back to the place he was attacked, Scott is constantly faced with the choice of losing himself in waves of grief or embracing love over fear. Filmed over three years by Scott’s close friend, Love, Scott is an intimate and visually evocative window into queer experience, set against a stunning score by Sigur Rós.

The film has toured the international film circuit and has won numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2018) and Official Selection at Hot Docs, BFI Flare and the Atlantic International Film Festival (2018).

Jones has strong ties to the choral community of Nova Scotia. In 2015, Jones’ choir VOX and the AVHC partnered in a day of workshops and concert that raised $8000 for Scott’s organization Don’t BE Afraid, and the Valley Youth Project. In 2016, Scott was the interim director of the AVHC.

This screening is a fundraiser for the AVHC Senior Choir as they embark on a cultural and performance tour to Portugal and Spain this July, where they will be sharing their voices and messages of youth empowerment, acceptance and peace at festivals and in exchanges with other youth choirs.

Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased online at any Ticketpro location in the valley. Tickets are $20 at the door. Homemade popcorn, water and Just Us drinks will also be available for purchase.

Earlier Event: March 30
AVHC, KCCC and Rachel MacLean