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Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta,

Join the Art Gallery of Alberta for this free screening as part of their ‘Cinema for Seniors’ programming.

LAY DOWN YOUR HEART – directed by Marie Clements (2022, 70 minutes)

A heartfelt documentary that follows Niall McNeil, a Vancouver-based artist, a lifelong performer and a person with Down syndrome. Niall has built a unique family tree of blood and chosen relations made up of his closest friends and collaborators. Bonded together by shared creative passion and their relationships with Niall, his family includes some of Canada’s most outstanding theatrical and artistic talent. By exploring his unconventional family histories—sometimes factual, sometimes infused with fantasy, but always deeply felt—Niall’s limitless imagination drives him toward the heart of human connection.

The film will be screened in the Gallery’s Ledcor Theatre, located in the lower level. Following the film, participants are invited to partake in a lively discussion with light refreshments.

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