60 years ago Regent Park was undergoing its first revitalization. When the buildings being replaced today were first built.
Regent Park Film Festival is screening two short films representing our ever changing neighbourhood in two historic moments of its evolution.
Kathleen Smith’s film Roses takes place amid Regent Park’s current transformation. It introduces us to long-time Regent Park resident Rose Edwards as she stays the course by managing a group of young dancers called South Side Swag
Our feature presentation of the short film Farewell Oak Street takes us back to how Regent Park was when first created. What did the community look like? Who lived here? What were the issues? What were the solutions? Take a break, have a coffee, take in the fascinating images of this community in the 50’s and learn a bit about this neighborhood. The screening is followed by a community discussion.
What: Looking back at Regent Park: Screening of two short films
When: Tuesday, Jan 28th, 6pm – 7 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Lounge
Image courtesy of the National Film Board, from the film Farewell Oak Street