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Depth of Field: Graduate Film Productions - Screening - "Flickers of Grief"

Mar 27, 2014, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Our cameras bear witness to families facing tribulations – yet such ‘home movies’ can also be vehicles of agency and grace. This program of shorts explores how technologies of cinema and memory shape the ties that bind. With welcome remarks by York University President Mamdouh Shoukri.
 

STILL LIFE
Zach Finkelstein (3-D experimental, 2013)
A cinematic space where the filmmaker introduces his father, who died in 2000, to his infant daughter, who was born in 2012.


BLIND

Sean Garrity (fiction, 2013)
A man quits his job and buys an RV to drive his daughter, who is losing her sight, across Canada to see the Rocky Mountains.


RETURN AFTER THE FLOOD
(WORK-IN-PROGRESS)
Jennifer Dysart (documentary, 2014)
Archival footage and intimate film diaries recount how the damming of a river system in northern Manitoba devastated a lake and the local Cree community that lived near it.


SOFTENING

Kelly O’Brien (documentary, 2012)
Filming over five years, O’Brien creates an unforgettable portrait poem of her family and her son Teddy, born with severe disabilities.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Professors Ali Kazimi and John McCullough  

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Flickers of Grief is preceded by Checking your Bag (4:30-6:30pm), a panel discussion featuring five recent graduates of York's MFA Program in Film presenting excerpts from their thesis films/installations. Program details
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Admission to both the panel and screening is free.

Map & Directions


Location:TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West (at John St.) Toronto
Sponsor:Graduate Program in Film
Web Sitehttp://film.finearts.yorku.ca/news-events/events
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