October 30, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Cineworks Studio at 1131 Howe Street, entry in back alley
Doors: 6.30pm; Screening: 7.00pm; FREE;
**** Access to Cineworks by Back Alley ****
Date & Time: October 30, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WIFTV, DOC BC, Cineworks members only. Free admission.
The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members and guests of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each event is framed by a question and answer session with creators, followed by informal conversation and networking.
(1) Anika Syskakis (Director), Charmaine Johnson and "Yuustway Health, Wellness and Recreation" (Squamish Nation) (Producers), Wanáxws Chet S7ulh Slhenlhánay̓ (We Honour our Women) (2019), 24:04mins
Celebrating the strength and wisdom of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) women through the heartfelt stories of six incredible change-makers.
(2) Annette Reilly (Director), Annette Reilly, Greg Delmage, Keli Moore, Avi Glanzer, Rozlyn Young and Brandon MacKay (Producers), A Typical Fairytale (2019), 10:33mins
Sherry and Larry, a young couple, found each other one night in a bar; a romance fit for a storybook. They seem to be living their happily ever after until their once perfect little girl starts to threaten the fairytale life they've built for themselves. Left reeling from their daughter's confession, will Larry and Sherry be able to find the bravery to leave the classic narrative and write a new story?
**Cover photo: Film still from 'A Typical Fairytale'
(3) Conor Provenzano, Being American: Part 3 (2018), 11:36mins
'Being American' is a three-part film-collage of awkward moments taken from educational films, television broadcasts and advertisements made in the US between the 1940s - 1970s. Using dark humor, the film takes jabs at the origins of present socio-political catastrophes and asks what it means to identify with a shameful legacy. Part 3 focuses on how society has worked to oppress women, especially women of color, while encouraging a sickly version of masculinity that goes hand-in-hand with violence, militarism and domination.
(4) Asia Youngman (Director), Kent Donguines and Mack Stannard (Producer), This Ink Runs Deep (2019), 16:26mins
This Ink Runs Deep features Indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada who are reviving their ancestral traditions that were taken away during colonization. We learn about the practices that were thought to be lost forever, and how this revival reflects a reawakening of pride, culture and identity.
The screening will be followed by a Q+A panel with the filmmakers, hosted by Jason Karman.