Prairie Coast Films presents a screening of the new short documentary Catch the Westbound Train at The Bottleneck Bar at 7 p.m. on November 9 , 2013. The film will also be available for download/rental starting that same day from their VOD site.
Catch the Westbound Train is a short-form documentary highlighting the unique history of The Great Depression in Vancouver and the influx of transient men that arrived with it. Through archival materials and expert interviews this film offers an entertaining and educational portrait of these desperate times, and a look at what effect they had on today.
This project is the third documentary from award-winning director Sean Patrick Shauland and is particularly noteworthy as it is the first film to explore the effect The Great Depression had on the West Coast of Canada. The motivation for creating this documentary stems from a discernible lack of information regarding this specific history, as well as a desire to provide an accessible, entertaining and educational film for not only history buffs, but for everyone.
See the trailer and access VOD: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/westboundtrain
The screening at The Bottleneck Bar will feature a screening of the film in its entirety followed by cocktails and music.
Screening Date: November 9, 2013.
Screening Time: doors at 6 p.m. / screening at 7 p.m.
Screening Location: The Bottleneck Bar 870 Granville Street, Vancouver.
Admission/suggested donation: pay what you can.