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The Empress Theatre: Eighth annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm MST

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One event on November 11, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 12, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

The Empress Theatre is pleased to present the eighth annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival on Nov. 10, 11 and 12 in Fort Macleod, AB. Five military-related
films will be shown alongside an on-stage veterans panel discussion and lectures. Dr. Stéphane Guevremont, a military history instructor from Calgary who holds a PhD in Canadian
Military Aviation, is the festival’s Master of Ceremonies again this year. Before the screening of each of the festival’s films, Guevremont will provide insight and context on topics from the Battle of Dunkirk to the Dieppe Raid.

Weekend and single event passes are available now at or by calling 403-553-4404
(toll-free at 1-800-540-9229).

Ticket prices:
$35 Weekend Pass ($20 Seniors/Under 18)
$12 Single Adult ($6 Seniors/Under 18)
No charge for uniformed service personnel

Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
Lecture: The Battle of Dunkirk
Film: Dunkirk (2017) – Written, directed and co-produced by Christopher Nolan, this film depicts World
War II’s Dunkirk evacuation from three perspectives: land, sea, and air.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.
Lecture: The Dieppe Raid, 75 Years Later; WWII veterans panel
Film: Dieppe: The Final Attack (1993) – Canadian troops were sent to raid the French coast at Dieppe on
Aug. 19, 1942 after nearly three years of waiting in England for a chance to fight. But the Germans were
ready for them, and the attack became a massacre, with nearly 3,000 Canadian soldiers killed. This CBC
produced two-part docudrama mini- series shines a light on what is potentially the most controversial
battle Canadians have ever fought. This film is shown courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting

Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Lecture: The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal
Film: The Thin Red Line (1998) – A fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen, which was part of
the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Lecture: The Great War, 100 years later: Canada
Film: Passchendaele (2008) – Paul Gross’ story of a WWI soldier wounded in France who returns to
Calgary and falls in love with Sarah, a nurse. When Sarah’s younger brother David signs up to fight in
Europe, Michael feels compelled to return to Europe to protect him. Michael and David are sent to fight
in the third battle of Ypres, a battle against impossible odds, known as Passchendaele.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
Lecture: The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein
Film: El Alamein (2002) – This military drama depicts the many hardships endured by Italian soldiers
stationed in Africa during World War II.

All events take place at the Empress Theatre, 235 Main Street, Fort Macleod.

For more information about the festival, please contact the Empress at 403-553-4404 or at


November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
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