Documentary Interviewee Returns Home to La Loche for Very Special Film Screening
[7 November 2016 – La Loche, Saskatchewan] Following two months of high profiled screenings, including one sponsored by The Centre for Addictions Research of BC, and a special screening during the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Conference, US & THEM is set to have a very special screening in La Loche, Saskatchewan.
US & THEM, written and directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott of The Corporation, is set to screen in La Loche, on Friday, November the 18th (details to be announced). US & THEM not only offers a brutally honest look at the realities of chronic homelessness, but opens the eyes and minds of the audience by offering an empathetic view into the lives of the interviewees.
This screening in La Loche is especially poignant, as it is the hometown of one of US & THEM’s interviewees, Karen Montgrand. After falling into a life of living on the streets, Karen has been struggling to return home for over twenty years. Karen is excited to be able to see her elderly father, who she hasn’t seen since she first became homeless.
Karen’s niece, Myrna Laprise, also hopes that this screening will draw attention to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and put some much-needed pressure on the RCMP to act on old cases. Myrna Laprise has been searching for answers to her aunt’s disappearance since 1979, when then-14-year-old Myrna Montgrand disappeared after an evening out with friends. After investigating around La Loche, Myrna [Laprise] is certain that she knows where her aunt’s body is buried. She wants the RCMP to excavate the area, so that the family can finally put Myrna to rest.
The screening location and time will be announced soon. Please visit www.facebook.com/usandthemmovie and usandthemthefilm.ca for details.
Both Krista Loughton and Myrna Laprise are available for interviews prior to the screening. To schedule an interview, please email Krista directly at firstname.lastname@example.org