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DRIFF: DAY 2A - true North! & 2B - Book Week
October 4th, 2019 @ 6:00pm EST - 10:00pm EST
DRIFF: DAY 2A - true North! & 2B - Book Week

Station Gallery – Whitby

1450 Henry Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0A8
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DRIFF: DAY 2A - true North! & 2B - Book Week

Station Gallery – Whitby

1450 Henry Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0A8
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DAY 2A: true North! Screening - Friday October 4th 6:00pm

TITLE: true North! Screening

VENUE:

Station Gallery – Whitby
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, ON

DETAILS: SHORTS PROGRAMME: (capacity 50)

A collection of short films selected from across Canada.

1. Girl in the Hallway – director Valerie Barnhart (Canada) In Competition Durham Première Why does Little Red Riding hood give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all children make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn’t hear. 2. Giltrude’s Dwelling – director Jeremy Lutter (Canada) In Competition Ontario Première Orphaned at the age of eleven, Giltrude, an interdimensional shut-in, has waited fifteen years for her parents to come home. When a life or death dilemma comes knocking, Giltrude must look beyond her front door and learn to face the outside universe. The film stars Kacey Rohl (Hannibal, The Magicians) and Liam Hughes (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Flash) 3. Affannato – director Alexa Tremblay-Francoeur (Canada) Ontario Première Living in surreal universe, Mathilde, a young girl who is studying the violin in a peculiar school, finds her everyday life changed when her hands fuse with her instrument. Panicking, she will attempt by all means to flee her classroom, get rid of her instrument and find an exit. 4. Oracle – director Aaron Poole (Canada) In Competition Durham Première As home renovations surround a child, the chaos of construction and his parents’ preoccupation are internalized, precipitating a fever dream that catapults his consciousness into adult realms of obsession and dread. 5. I Am In The World As Free And Slender As A Deer On A Plain – director Sofia Banzhaf (Canada) In Competition Durham Première A young woman explores her autonomy, identity, and power through a series of dates in the age of social media. 6. Ice Breaker – director Sandi Rankaduwa (Canada) Ontario Première Josh Crooks is a promising teen hockey star in a sport where Black players like him are chronically underrepresented. Ice Breakers reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as Crooks discovers that his unshakable passion is tied to a rich and remarkable heritage. 7. Gun Killers – director Jason Young (Canada) Ontario Première Written and directed by Jason Young (Animals, Inside Time), Gun Killers takes us into the rural, secluded paradise that retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little call home. As the tranquil light of a typical day of harvesting vegetables descends into night, we experience the secret work that John and Nancy are sometimes called upon to undertake for the RCMP. 8. Foyer (Hearth) – director Sophie B Jacques (Canada) In Competition Ontario Première When Emillie returns home after renting her house to strangers, we witness what actually happened during her absence.

DAY 2B: Book Week Screening - Friday October 4th 8:00pm

TITLE: Book Week Screening

VENUE:

Station Gallery
in the Coppa Gallery Space
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, ON

DETAILS: SHORT FILM + FEATURE FILM (capacity 50)

FEATURE FILM
Book Week – director Heath Davis (Australia) Comedy In Competition

Starring: Alan Dukes, Airlie Dodds, Susan Prior, Rhys Muldoon and Rose Riley

SHORT FILM - This short precedes the feature film
Tough Love – director Nicholas Dragas (Canada) World Première

When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous novelist–Nicholas Cutler-thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally spirals into seven days of hell personally. A pregnant girlfriend, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother in law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr. Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life. A solid comedy from Australian indie filmmaker Heath Davis. (Trailer is available for the DRIFF site and social media) This short precedes the feature film Tough Love – director Nicholas Dragas (Canada) World Première An aspiring writer attempts to create his romantic masterpiece, while struggling to accept a lack of passion in his own life.

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