World Premiere: Lost Nation Road – Film Screening + Live Performance – Salt Spring Island

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World Premiere: Lost Nation Road – Film Screening + Live Performance – Salt Spring Island

July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lost Nation Road – A film by Ian MacKenzie, July 11, Salt Spring Island, ArtSpring, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. You’re invited to the premiere of LOST NATION ROAD, a short film based on the Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour that rolled through town with Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins back in October 2018.

This short film (25 mins) directed by local filmmaker Ian MacKenzie will be shown for the first time to a public audience and followed by a Q&A. Then, you’ll be treated to a LIVE SOLO SET by Gregory Hoskins.

Grief and mystery are best served with friends. Tickets on sale now!


Stephen Jenkinson once headed the counselling team of Canada’s largest home-based palliative care program. Working with hundreds of deaths, he witnessed a wretched anxiety that gathered around dying people and their families. He recognized this phobia as not just a personal issue, but has its parallel in our modern cultures’ climate-killing way of life.

After leaving palliative care, Stephen published the book Die Wise about his time in the death trade. He began teaching across North America, then around the world. A synchronistic encounter with Canadian musician Gregory Hoskins gave rise to an unlikely collaboration, and the ‘Nights of Grief and Mystery’ tour was born.

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Often described with epithets like “best-kept secret”, “unsung”, and “an artist that has flown under the radar”, Gregory Hoskins’ career spans 11 recordings over 27 years and record deals on 3 continents. Hoskin’s lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time, and his songs are steeped in the drama of living awake, with one foot in the sorrow of it all and the other in the beauty of it all. He does it over propulsive grooves, brooding electric guitar work and rich sonics. Material from his most recent release, Vain + Alone, is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery. Learn more:


Ian MacKenzie is a writer and filmmaker who has been tracking the global emergence of new culture for over 10 years. From the desert of Burning Man, to the heart of Occupy Wall St, he’s sought and amplified the voices of visionaries, artists and activists who have been working toward planetary system change. Editor of Dispatches from the Future and Re/Culture Journal, his work has appeared in major media outlets and film festivals around the world, reaching over a million people. Learn more:

Lost Nation Road is made possible with funding from TELUS STORYHIVE.

Film Trailer



July 11, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orphan Wisdom
Ian MacKenzie


100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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