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Summer in the Forest: a documentary on Jean Vanier and L'Arche

"Summer in the Forest is an extraordinarily tender documentary that asks what it means to be human. Here, even the most gentle scenes raise mighty questions." (New York Times)


This documentary by British filmmaker Randall Wright explores the vision of Jean Vanier and life in L’Arche. The film is set in L’Arche Trosly and L’Arche Bethlehem (in French and Arabic with English subtitles) with reflections by Jean Vanier (in English without subtitles). Summer in the Forest is not a L’Arche film, yet we seek to engage audiences with its positive messages as well as elements that might spark dialogue

New York Times review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/movies/summer-in-the-forest-review-documentary.html
Promotional material may also be found at http://www.summerintheforest.com/

The dates of the first 10 showings are:

  • April 30th at 7:00 (except Calgary at 6:00)
  • Halifax, Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
  • Montreal, Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin
  • Ottawa, Cineplex Odeon South Keys
  • Toronto, Cineplex Yonge-Dundas
  • Oakville, Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill
  • Sudbury, Sudbury Silver City
  • Winnipeg, Cineplex Odeon McGillivray
  • Calgary, Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market
  • Vancouver, The Park Theatre
  • May 17 –Waterloo (near Startford!) Princess Theatre time tbd

Impact Bulletin Fall 2015

Making an Impact on our Society