First Thursdays: After Hours At The BMA (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The Museum stays open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. The First Thursday of June will focus on the exhibition Arctic Beauty: Inuit Art from Canada. Explore the Museum and our restaurant, Oscar’s and join us for these special, FREE events:
6pm, Gallery Talk: Art of the Inuit, Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas
7pm, Film: Martha of the North (2009), 83 minutes
In the most northerly part of the Arctic, director Marquise Lepage takes us into the life of Martha, grand-daughter of Robert J. Flaherty, the celebrated filmmaker who made the Inuit people known across the world with his film Nanook of the North.
Martha of the North tells the story of the Inuit families who, lured by false promises of a better life, were moved to the Far North by the Canadian government in the mid-1950s and left to their own devices.
The film, acclaimed by the media when first seen at the International Documentary Film Festival in Montreal, has been screened at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, the Human Rights Film Festival and the Créteil International Women's Film Festival and has been shown in Montreal and across the province.