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EVENT: yowLAB Film Festival in partnership with Ottawa Architecture Week


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WHAT: yowLAB fall Film Festival launch, in partnership with Bytowne Cinema and Ottawa Architecture Week (Sep 28 – Oct 5)
FILM: Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel, documentary screening + moderated panel discussion on ‘Inhabiting Gentrification’
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th, 8:30-10:30pm
WHEREBytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
COST: $15 in advance or at the door, $10 for Bytowne Members

yowLAB is proud to announce that it has partnered with Ottawa Architecture Week and ByTowne Cinema to launch the fall season of the yowLAB Film Festival with a special screening of Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel, followed by a panel discussion.

Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel, directed by Neil Graham and Derreck Roemer, follows the revitalization of Toronto’s century-old Gladstone Hotel from flophouse to arts and music hotspot. “Shot over five years in a cinema direct style, Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel is an intimate, compelling portrait of the effects of urban renewal upon the poor, exposing a pattern of displacement repeated in urban centers worldwide, and revealing the unintentional roles we often play in the process of gentrification.”

The screening will be followed by “Inhabiting gentrification” – a panel discussion on urban revitalization, community, social housing, and the arts scene in Ottawa and their impact on the existing character and characters of neglected neighbourhoods.

  • Mitchell Kutney (Co-founder, JustChange Ottawa / Citizens Academy leadership team)
  • Ray Sullivan (Executive Director, Centretown Citizen Ottawa Corporation)
  • Rhiannon Vogl (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada)

The panel discussion will be moderated by Laurence Wall (News Producer, CBC Radio Ottawa).

Image: Chris Barker