yowLAB Film Fest + OAW + ByTowne

yowLAB is proud to announce that it has partnered with Ottawa Architecture Week and ByTowne Cinema to launch our fall season with a screening of Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel, followed by a panel discussion.

OAW Film Night Website ImageLast Call at the Gladstone Hotel, directed by Neil Graham and Derreck Roemer, follows the revitalization of Toronto’s century-old Gladstone Hotel from flophouse to arts and music hotspot.

“Shot over five years in a cinema direct style, Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel is an intimate, compelling portrait of the effects of urban renewal upon the poor, exposing a pattern of displacement repeated in urban centers worldwide, and revealing the unintentional roles we often play in the process of gentrification.”

The film screening will be followed by “Inhabiting gentrification” – a panel discussion on urban revitalization, social housing, and the arts scene in Ottawa and their impact on the existing character and characters of neglected heritage neighbourhoods.

Mitchell Kutney Co-founder, JustChange Ottawa / member of Citizens Academy leadership team

Ray Sullivan Executive Director, Centretown Citizen Ottawa Corporation

Rhiannon Vogl Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada

Sarah Gelbard co-director yowLAB / PhD student McGill School of Urban Planning

Laurence Wall (moderator) News Producer, CBC Radio Ottawa

Tuesday, September 30 8:30-10:30pm
$15 Admission
$10 ByTowne members
Advance tickets at ByTowne.ca and Eventbrite

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