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PRIDE VS. PREJUDICE: The Delwin Vriend Story

May 19 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm MDT

PRIDE VS. PREJUDICE: The Delwin Vriend Story – Special Preview Screening

PRIDE VS. PREJUDICE: The Delwin Vriend Story | 80 min | Canada, France

Directed by Darrin Hagen 

Special Preview Screening – Guests in attendance!


Delwin Vriend never wanted to be a human rights activist. However, in challenging his firing for being gay, he set in motion a chain of events that impacted the lives of LGBTQ+ people —not just in Alberta, not just in Canada, but around the globe.

Pride vs. Prejudice: The Delwin Vriend Story delves into the riveting narrative of the Vriend v. Alberta case, where Delwin Vriend, an unlikely hero, courageously battles against discrimination from a government determined to deny his human rights. Uncover the twists and turns that unfold as Vriend’s pursuit of justice challenges societal biases, culminating in a ground-breaking Canadian Supreme Court ruling in 1998 that confronts prejudice and sets a transformative precedent for LGBTQ+ rights that is cited around the world.

Pride vs. Prejudice was produced by the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Queer History Project, and offers audiences a unique opportunity to engage with this powerful story of resilience, human rights, and social change.

Following the film, there will be a brief panel discussion featuring prominent activists, legal experts, and community leaders, including Sheila Greckol and Douglas Stollery, the lead counsels of Delwin’s legal team.

BONUS OFFER: When you purchase a ticket to see Pride vs Prejudice, you can also claim a FREE ticket to our May 18th Centrepiece Screening of the film RILEY! Offer will appear during Checkout process. *While supplies last*

AFTER THE SHOW

Please join us in the Metro Cinema lobby for the Pride vs. Prejudice post-screening reception, for your chance to mix & mingle with the filmmakers. Refreshments will be available.

Rundown review:

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
○ 3 pm – Doors Open
○ 4 pm – Special Preview Screening: Pride vs. Prejudice
○ 5:30 pm – Panel Discussion
○ 6 pm – Reception

18+ or All Ages
All ages

Venue
Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre

Address
Street Address : 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton
City : Edmonton
State/Province : Alberta
ZIP / Postal Code :

Website Link
https://www.edmontonqueerhistoryproject.ca/

Event Link
https://www.edmontonqueerhistoryproject.ca/news-events

Ticket Link
https://www.showpass.com/pride-vs-prejudice/

Ticket Description #1
General Admission

Ticket Amount #1
$15

Indoor event or outdoor event
Indoors

Type of event
Non-profit

Is this event presented by a College or University for students?
No

Event Contact
Edmonton Queer History Project Event Contact Email Address
edmontonqueerhistoryproject@gmail.com

Event Phone Number
(780) 497-5296

Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonQueerHistoryProject/

Instagram Account
http://instagram.com/edmqueerhistory/

General Admission
$15.00 CAD


Claim FREE ticket to RILEY – May 18th, 7 pm
$0.00 CAD
Starts: Sunday May 19, 2024 @ 7:00 PM (MDT)

Ends: Sunday May 19, 2024 @ 9:00 PM (MDT)

We are excited to be able to offer a FREE ticket to see the film RILEY to the first 100 attendees of Pride vs. Prejudice!

RILEY is screening Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECtc7a53hhk

“One of the best coming-of-age movies in years.” – Calgary International Film Festival


$15.00 General Admission

Edmonton Queer History Project

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Metro Cinema

8712 109 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E9 Canada
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1-780-425-9212
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