Saturday, June 23, 2007

Muffins For Granny

Sheena's flick pic for this weekend (or next...) for her Toronto readership.

Camera Bar at 1028 Queen W (near Ossington) is showing a real treat for the next couple of Saturdays at 3pm. El Chaperone and I were lucky enough to get a personal invitation to the first full screening of this debut documentary from smart, pretty, funny and passionate film maker Nadia McLaren, who lives in the 'hood.

An eye opener. She treats a difficult subject with warmth and humour and respect and Sheena was almost in tears a couple of times. GO SEE IT. Just be careful of those friggin chairs...

Muffins For Granny (88 mins)

A documentary by Nadia McLaren, 2007

“Muffins For Granny is a remarkably layered, emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival. McLaren tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential schools. McLaren uses animation with a painterly visual approach to move the audience between the darkness of memory and the reality that these charismatic survivors live in today.”

Link to CBC Radio interview on Wednesday with Nadia (Need Real Audio installed)

I think it is a free screening, but suppose you could call ahead to be sure...


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