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at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC

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Embracing the Darkness

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm | Friday, March 9th, 2012
Short Film Screenings with Talkback

Provider-Brianne THE PROVIDER | 8:15 mins
2011, Canada, directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart
In a small town in 1940's America, the local doctor's home would be the safest place to seek refuge. Or is it? In this alternate history short film, Mr. Connors discovers not only that the doctor is 'out', but that his wife is taking desperate measures to feed her family.  

redhood125_small.jpg THE RED HOOD | 9:00 mins
2010, Canada, directed by Danishka Esterhazy
Set in the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression, The Red Hood is a dark re-telling of the traditional fable Little Red Riding Hood. Celebrated for her visually stunning and character-driven films, writer/director Danishka Esterhazy has delighted audiences across Canada and around the world with her haunting stories. Danishka is a graduate of the National Screen Institute and the Canadian Film Centre. Her debut feature, Black Field, won the Best Feature Drama award at Vancouver’s Women in Film Festival and the Best Canadian Feature award at Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival.

Ms_Thing MS. THING | 7:00 mins
2010, Canada, directed by Karen X. Tulchinsky
An emotionally volatile urban lesbian is looking for love in all the wrong places until she unexpectedly finds it in an unusual package. 

Biatch BIATCH! | 12:00 mins
2011, United Kingdom, directed by Deborah Haywood
Beth and Chantel are best friends until Aroon comes on the scene.                                        

Doll_Parts2.jpg DOLL PARTS | 10:00 mins
2011, Canada, directed by Karen Lam
A serial killing driver's bad day becomes much worse when he picks up the wrong girl.

Face_It_Main_PR_Still.jpg FACE IT | 10:00 mins
2011, USA, directed by Sharyn Paul Brusie 
Face It
is a quirky dramedy about a woman who faces herself and who she has become. She takes us on an emotional journey, while moving through her fear and acceptance of growing older. This is a humorous story of reflection, discovery and revelation.

Anna-May2.jpg ANNA-MAY GOT LOST | 10:58 mins
2011, Canada, directed by Katie Yu
In this metaphorical tale of forgotten childhoods, a little girl named Anna-May encounters a strange woman claiming to be searching for her. Unsure of the woman's motives but unable to recollect her past, Anna-May tries to escape but to no avail. Exhausted and defeated, Anna-May finally listens to the woman who reveals the girl's redundant purpose in life  and that her fate now rests in the hands of her creator.

 Crossing_Living_Room THE CROSSING OF THE LIVING ROOM | 18:34 mins
2011, Canada, directed by Geneviève Albert

After a stay in an alcohol treatment center, Celine tries to reinvent her life.                  

Provider_Yukon THE PROVIDER | 6:00 mins
2011, Canada, directed by Moira Sauer
Struggling through a long, dark Yukon winter with only her sled dogs for company, a lonely heroine hungry for companionship finds a unique way to fulfill her needs.

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Established in 1989, Women In Film + Television Vancouver Society (WIFTV) is an internationally-affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media. We are the Vancouver chapter of Women in Film + Television International (WIFTI), which counts more than 10,000 members world-wide.