Guests with THE HEALING and HERE TO STAY will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 22nd and 29th, and BENEATH THE INK will also be in attendance September 29th.
Save your life, because you've only got one: that's the mantra from these films. From debilitating fires, to tattoos with an insidious purpose, the characters in these films will never be the same.
SHORT FILMS IN THIS PACKAGE:
PRINCE'S TALE - directed by Jamie Miller
Artist Prince Amponsah faced a long road of mental recovery after a fire at his Toronto apartment left him disfigured. His passion for performance brings him back to the stage. Learn More
BENEATH THE INK - directed by Cy Dodson
A tattoo artist and his shop are promoting a simple concept: Erase the hate. He challenges people to "bring me your mistakes" - providing free cover-ups of racist or hateful tattoos. Learn More
CAROLINE - directed by Logan George and Celine Held
A mother struggling to makes ends meet leaves her six-year-old daughter in charge of her siblings on a hot Texas day. Learn More
TAKE ME HOME - directed by Oliver Zaciu
A downtrodden Chinese immigrant must navigate through an L.A. night in order to repay a loan. Along the way he needs to figure out what he values and take his own version of country roads to where he belongs. Learn More
THE HEALING - directed by Barb Briggs & Tito Gomez
A woman’s life spirals further out of control after losing her job. The only way to save herself is to surrender to her ancestors in her darkest moment. Learn More
TOOTH AND NAIL - directed by Sarah Shaw
A dysfunctional family gathers for dinner following the son's terminal cancer diagnosis. The daughter agrees to come out to the family in exchange for her brother's sperm for future use. Learn More
HERE TO STAY - directed by Alex Lazarowich
A change to the Indian Act in 1957 leads to more than one hundred people facing eviction. Chief John Samson allies with lawyer Ruth Gorman to defend his people through swaying public opinion. Learn More
Presented by Jerilyn Wright / Partner Distribution Ltd.
Community Partner Canadian Blood Services