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The Company of Strangers, Cynthia Scott

Seven elderly women find themselves stranded when their bus breaks down in the wilderness. With only their wits, memories and some roasted frogs’ legs to sustain them, this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and turn a potential crisis into a magical time of humour, spirit and camaraderie. Featuring non-professional actors and unscripted dialogue, this film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heart-warming tale of friendship and courage.

The Company of Strangers
Directed by Cynthia Scott
1990, Canada, 101 minutes, PG

This film screens on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

Event Series Event Series (See All)

November 23, 2023 at 7:00PM

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

This November, Cinema at the Museum presents a series a films that explore and honour matriarchal and grandmother figures. Inspired by the themes from the exhibitions Laure Prouvost: Oma-je and Meryl McMaster: bloodline, these films highlight the resilience, strength, care, personality, and importance of matriarchs and grandmothers not only as complex individuals but also as trailblazers.

Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.