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Dec 10
Film screening and discussion | You Are Here: A Come From Away Story

Time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location Trafalgar - SCAET 235, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

You Are Here: A Come From Away Story tells the story of how a small community in Gander, Newfoundland welcomed more than 6,500 ‘Come From Aways’ on September 11, 2001.

Members of the Sheridan community are invited to join director Moze Mossanen for a discussion and special screening of the film.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

  • Time: 1:30 p.m.

  • Location: Trafalgar Campus, SCAET 235

The documentary travels deep within this unique tale to shine a light on the actual Newfoundlanders and passengers whose lives have inspired the musical, Come From Away. This includes the mayors of Gander and Appleton, Newfoundland, community workers, police officers, TV reporters, and more – all real-life people who worked tirelessly alongside countless others to comfort and care for their unexpected guests. It also highlights the real-life passengers who were stranded for five unforgettable days, including a couple who met, fell in love, and ultimately honeymooned in Gander, the pilot of an American Airlines jet whose life was turned upside down, and a U.S. businessman who was so touched by his hosts’ generosity that he went on to create Good Samaritan initiatives in cities such as Austin, Texas.

Michael Rubinoff, Producing Artistic Director for Theatre Sheridan and the Canadian Music Theatre Project, gave the idea to writers, David Hein and Irene Sankoff, who workshopped the musical at Sheridan’s CMTP in 2012. Today, four productions of Come From Away are being staged around the world including on Broadway, Toronto, the North American Tour and in the UK. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical, taking home the award for Best Director for Christopher Ashley.