TIFF at York screening Jeffrey St. Jules 3D doc 'Let the Daylight Into the Swamp'
Nov 6, 2012, 2:30-5:30PM
The Toronto International Film Festival in partnership with York University's Department of Film keeps film fest fever alive with an afternoon screening and director Q&A for Jeffrey St. Jules 3D documentary Let the Daylight Into the Swamp which premiered at TIFF earlier this year. After the screening TIFF programmer Alex Rogalski will be available with St. Jules for the Q&A.
With a mix of animation, re-enactments and archival evidence, St. Jules assembles a three-part 3-D collage that explores his family history connected to the lumber camps of northern Ontario and the consequences of parents who make the difficult decision to give up their children.
St. Jules grew up in Fall River, Nova Scotia. In 2005 he was the first and only Canadian ever selected for the Cannes Résidence du Festival in Paris. His surrealistic short The Sadness of Johnson Joe Jangles won him Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2005 Worldwide Short Film Festival. The innovative Genie-nominated short The Tragic Story of Nling was deemed a future cult classic by indieWIRE and the best short film of 2007 by Film Threat. It screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and has garnered much acclaim for its dark yet whimsical humour. His feature film Bang Bang Baby, an expressionistic 1950s-style musical, was developed with the support of the National Screen Institute and Telefilm Canada.
York alumnus Rogalski is a Short Cuts Canada Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and also programmes for the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. Rogalski regularly travels across North America as the Co-ordinator of the One Take Super 8 Event which have been featured at the National Arts Centre, Images Festival, Pop Montreal and the WNDX Festival of Avant Garde Film.
TIFF AT YORK is presented as part of the Department of Film's Norman Jewison Series, named for the Canadian film director and producer whose generous support has made this program possible, the series brings distinguished Canadian and international filmmakers, screenwriters, film historians and theorists to York meet with students and to present and discuss their work in a public forum open to the wider community.
IMAGE: from Let the Daylight Into the Swamp