VIFF Short Forum: Program 3
The femme experience as told through various disciplines and genres, each a distinctly inimitable perspective.
October 2 & 3: Q&A with the film teams
This short film program includes the following films:
Between You and Me
Cameron Kletke, BC (4 min)
An animated journey through a young woman’s diary entries, notes, and drawings.
Dream Tricks: Over a Six Stair
Adam Seward, ON (16 min)
This documentary follows the daily life of Annie, a trans femme skateboarder and bassist in the band Dilly Dally, as she attempts a Varial Heelflip over a six-step jump.
Sean Stiller, BC (12 min)
Using fashion as medicine for Vancouver’s Indigenous community, founder Joleen Mitton takes us behind-the-scenes at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. Featuring interviews with Musqueam weaver and artist Debra Sparrow and Dene fashion designer D’arcy Moses.
Eva Thomas, ON (14 min)
An evening out takes a dramatic turn for two Indigenous women, Tina and Amber, when Amber is suddenly taken into police custody outside a pub.
Yuezhang Qin, BC (4 min)
A cloud accompanies a young woman through daily life.
Bea Santos, ON (15 min)
In the tradition of great tragedies, Cassandra follows the title character, an eccentric middle-aged artist whose family ignores her claims of clairvoyance.
Keenan MacWilliam, ON (18 min)
In an autobiographical search for the filmmaker’s birth mother, questions surrounding identity, family, and memory are embodied through performance.
Éric K. Boulianne, QC (20 min)
When a couple in a loving and long standing relationship decides to have a baby, their bond is tested.
Julien G. Marcotte, Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, QC (17 min)
Set in the 18th century just before the British conquest of New France, Marie, an Indigenous slave to a local surgeon, encounters a young girl whom she presumes to be her child.
VIFF Short Forum
Various with English subtitles
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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
"Last time, we broke out of a chicken farm. Well, this time, we're breaking in!" announces Ginger, and break in they do, though Fun Land Farms seems like an impreggnable fortress to our plucky cluckers.
Bradley Cooper's second film as director is a symphonic portrait of the composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, with Cooper in the title role and Carey Mulligan as his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre. One of the films of the year.
The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan
D'Artagnan arrives in Paris trying to find his attackers after being left for dead, which leads him to a real war where the future of France is at stake. He aligns himself with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three musketeers of the King.
The Wind Rises
Miyazaki's first "retirement" film is inspired by the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a young man much like the filmmaker, who grew up to be a designer and engineer, and who is best known for the "Zero" fighter plane, a masterpiece of aerodynamics.
Few rock docs are as fondly remembered as The Wrecking Crew, and fans will be thrilled at this follow up, which pays tribute to the crew's 1970s counterparts, the session musicians who worked with Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks et al.
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Within the confines of a smoke sauna deep in an Estonian forest, groups of women gather to cleanse themselves in both body and soul, sharing in traditional sauna-based rituals, while also revealing their hurts and longings, joys and pains.