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2015 Festival Program

We had 21 premieres in our inaugural 2015 lineup screened over the weekend of 24-25 Jan 2015 from 12PM-6PM. Thanks to filmmakers and audiences for participating.

 


Saturday, 24 Jan 2015

(Please refer to schedule for film & screening details)

 


 

Demons kick off the first half of the program with Satanic misconceptions threatening to overwhelm a woman’s journey of self-discovery (BLACK), and a documentary which explores Stewart’s connection with a demonic alien, his diagnosis and his art (MARS PROJECT). Art as mirror is made manifest via a body extension (ALL TOGETHER NOW) and five female doppelgangers (LOUP-GAROU). Yet a shared experience can splinter; whether teenagers preparing for a dance (TEENAGE DANCE) or two friends witnessing a hit and run (THE GOOD SAMARITAN BLUES).

 

The second half of the program deals with journeys in harsh surroundings, beginning with the everyday journeys of the homeless, visualized through stop-motion (HOMELESS) and 50s Neo-Realism (PATRIOT). Their loneliness is paralleled by a man who wakes up in a harsh wilderness with vague memories of his surroundings (NESTOR), until the character and viewer traverse a cinematic landscape as if in a dream (MEDIUM RARE and ANCESTORS respectively). Rounding it off is a documentary about Emmy Award-winning stylist, Patricia Field, who spent several decades giving hope to lost outsiders – transsexuals, drag queens, butch-dykes, who had to flee from their hometowns (THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD)

 


Sunday, 25 Jan 2015

(Please refer to schedule for film & screening details)

 


 

Struggles and obstacles kick off the first half of the program, that experienced by young love (ALIGNING WITH YOU), to a documentary about Ouagadougou, one of the world’s poorest places, seen through a bar’s inseparable regulars (YA WOOTO), and a man trying to gain custody of his son (AGAPE). We then shift to the Maritimes as four individuals tell of the dread felt living in the shadow of the Halifax grain elevator (ARGUS) and a documentary exploring social responsibility of suicide refracted through the social issues on Prince Edward Island (THE ISLAND).

 

In the second half of the program, things are not as they appear when a director’s commentary descends into conflict when the writer feels her film on violent relationships is being belittled (LINDA); and when a woman recalls an abbreviated romance – with public transit (ON A DAY LIKE TODAY). Things take a darker turn when documentary filmmakers get too close to a dealer of a strange new drug (PIGBOY), and when an intolerant world and primal nature threatens the friendship between a teenage girl and a disfigured man-child (I FALL DOWN).