Price: Festival Pass | $10 General, $8 Students & Seniors, $6 Members Location: Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street)
Thursday, November 3 / 7 pm
Directed by John Walker
2016, Canada, 90 min
English and French with English subtitles
Introduction and Q&A with John Walker.
John Walker, one of Canada’s most important documentary filmmakers has created his finest work.Quebec My Country is a personal story of the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 500,000 English-speaking Quebecers. InQuebec My Country Mon Pays, he explores a very personal story through the lens of a cast of characters including three generations of his family, childhood friends and contemporaries –Denys Arcand, Jacques Godbout and Louise Pelletier – as well as Christina Clark, a young person whose experience today mirrors Walker’s own. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film brimming with love and longing. In a quest to make sense of a divisive and transformative time in Quebec’s evolution, they each wrestle with their memories, their decisions and the continuing reverberations.
Wake Up! / Dir. Jessie Short, 2015, Canada, 6 min / A woman transforms into Louis Riel in an exploration of Métis identity.