World Community brings Lowdown Tracks back for encore screening

Tuesday, March 29 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, admission by donation

Back by popular demand, World Community is screening the award-winning film, Lowdown Tracks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.

Music is an expression of the spirit for everyone. But for some who survive on the periphery of society, it can also be a life-saving coping mechanism and the last stand of their dignity.

Emmy Award-winning director Shelley Saywell’s moving and inspiring documentary was created with singer/activist Lorraine Segato.

It captures the music and stories of five musicians who are homeless or on society’s margins.

The stories of what led these talented people to the margins, from abuse to mental health to simple bad luck, are all touched on in the film. But at its heart, Lowdown Tracks is about bringing into focus the heartache and the beautiful potential we should see when we walk by someone on the street. In the end, it is a celebration of the power of music and survival.

Don’t miss this uplifting film which was voted Second Place Audience Favourite Film at Hot Docs 2015. A representative from the CV Coalition to End Homelessness will give an update on the efforts to address homelessness in the Comox Valley.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. For more info, call 250-337-5412.