- Monday, August 13, 2012
- 7:30 pm
- Cinémathèque québécoises | 335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
- Bracelet required (available on site)
A showing of 3 short women’s Films, followed by discussions with the filmmakers and members of production.
Christine Chew / Canada / 2011 / 14 min / English
A mysterious girl with a sketchy past wants a fresh start in life and decides to symbolize this by getting her very first tattoo. She meets two tattoo artists who are immediately smitten by her. In the time-honoured tradition of the western, the artists face off in a duel for the right to design that first tattoo. Slow Burn »
Christine Chew graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia with a B.A. in American Literature. Her strong visual background as a photojournalist has landed her credits in magazines worldwide, including Time and People Magazine. Present and past clients include United Press International, MuchMusic, Reuters, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, Samsung and the Canadian Olympic Association. She has photographed events including the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and two Summer Olympic Games.
An emerging filmmaker, Christine’s first short film FALLING FOR CAROLINE has played in over 50 film festivals around the world, winning Audience Awards in Berne, Switzerland, Rochester, New York and Montréal in 2009. SLOW BURN is her second short and she is working on her first feature CLICK, currently in production in Toronto.
Betsy Kalin / USA / 2010 / 14 min / English
Why are lesbians the biggest consumers of wallet chains in the country? Chained! is a fun, humorous romp through the lives of these quirky lesbians who define themselves by their chains. Chained! »
Betsy Kalin formed Itchy Bee Productions in 1997, a full service production and distribution company specializing in high-quality films that entertain, educate and inspire. She received a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Columbia University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Miami. Her feature length documentary, “Hearts Cracked Open”, premiered to great acclaim at Frameline and has gone on to win several awards. Her film, “Roof”, premiered at New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation. Currently, she is producing and directing the documentary, “East L.A. Interchange”, about the multi-ethnic history of the United States. Her latest film, “Chained!”, is screening in festivals around the world.
JE LES AIME ENCORE
Marie-Pierre Grenier /Canada / 2010 / 13 min / Français
Michel’s entire life was organized around one thing: Love. After seventy-nine years of conquests, he is taking his most recent break-up very hard. Enter the world of a fascinating transgender person who, in sharing confidences about his life and loves, raises universal themes such as identity, sex, death, love and old age. Je les aime encore »
Marie-Pierre Grenier is a sound designer but has always been fascinated by documentary film. She studied at the INIS (Institut national de l’image et du son). In the fall of 2010, she received the ONF/INIS prize in recognition of her work as the most promising Canadian documentary filmmaker, following the completion of her first film, “Je les aime encore”.