NorthwestFest is THRILLED to announce our 2018 Opening Night Film, WHEN THEY AWAKE
Thursday, May 3rd at Metro Cinema
FILMMAKERS P.J. MARCELLINO & HERMON FARAHI WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
GREAT LINEUP OF MUSICAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE MARCH!
In a year packed with films on Indigenous subjects, WHEN THEY AWAKE starts off where the award-winning documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) ends, chronicling the rising voices of musicians’ whose multifaceted roles in the music scene, in community outreach, and political engagement form a new type of activism today. Bursting through the seams with the unapologetic optimism and poetic vision of a new generation of musicians, who are reflective of the social issues feeding this burgeoning scene, WHEN THEY AWAKE is an inspiring, uplifting kaleidoscope of powerful Indigenous voices from across the country.
NWF OPENING NIGHT – MAY 3, 2018
OPENING REMARKS: 7PM
RECEPTION & LIVE MUSIC: 9PM