Made in Canada

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 | 1:45 PM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS & RECREATION CENTRE

In English and French with English subtitles.

Many of R2R’s programs feature Canadian talent, but this program is made entirely by Canadians! Some of these films have premiered at the world’s most prestigious festivals, while others highlight emerging talent worthy of keeping an eye on. The voices of girls and women are often relegated to the sidelines. Celebrating a range of experiences, from pre-pubescence to maturity, these are our diverse female stories.

Themes: artistic expression, memory, female experience, individualism, family

Recommended for ages 10+

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Creamers

Ester and Joy share a desk in a huge studio. Their daily task is painting patterns on porcelain cream jugs - all day, every day. One day Ester's creative experience is dampened when she is told that her day’s work needs to be redone. Plunged into the mind-bending stages of exhaustion from working all night, something unexpected emerges.

Ingrid And The Black Hole

Ingrid experiences a lifetime of memories with Conrad as they imagine what it would be like to travel through a black hole. Recalling some of her happiest and darkest moments, Ingrid’s memories morph into a fond and impressionistic portrait of her past. Ingrid & the Black Hole is an exploration of Alzheimer’s from the perspective of a woman living with the disease.

Mamie

Mamie lives in Gaspésie, Québec, in a house that faces away from the sea. Her granddaughter wonders why it’s so difficult for her Mamie to show her affection. In this wondrous animation, filmmaker Janice Nadeau draws from her own childhood memories to share a personal and touching story about the break in ‘passing things on’ between her and her grandmother.

Mia'

A young Indigenous street artist paints scenes rooted in the supernatural history of her people. Lacking cultural resources, she paints these images from intuition and blood memory. She has not heard the stories from her Elders lips, but has found her own methods to rediscover them. Following a personal transformation via the vessel of a salmon, Mia struggles through polluted waters, witnessing the industrial impact on her home and nature.

Steps

Enjambées

In French with English subtitles.

Ten-year-old Josephine has one foot in childhood and the other in adolescence. Astonishingly brilliant, and charming, she puts into words the changes happening inside her as well as around her: her body and her relationships. She reminds us of the joy of childhood freedom and imagination.