Changing the Script Film Festival
May 3-6, 2017
Changing the Script is a film festival that examines film through the lens of mental health. Thank you to our Community partner McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences for supporitng this important festival.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for AGH Members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, by phone at 905.527.6610, ext. 252, in person at the AGH Visitor Services or the screening venue 30 minutes prior to start time.
For more information about the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Changing the Script 2017 Film Festival, please visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com.
CHANGING THE SCRIPT FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – May 3 to 6, 2017
1) BURDEN - Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm
Dir. Tim Marrinan/Richard Dewey, USA, 2016, Documentary, 86 min., 14A (Screening at the AGH Annex)
This year’s opening film Burden is a probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art. Panel discussion to follow the screening,
2) LAURENCE ANYWAYS - Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm
Dr. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2012, Drama, 168 min., 14A (Screening at the AGH Annex)
Laurence Anyways highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frederique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways. Panel discussion to follow the screening.
3) DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE - Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm -
Dir. John Nguyen/Rick Barnes, USA/Denmark, 2016, Documentary, 90 min. 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch: The Art Lifeinfuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. Panel discussion to follow the screening.
4) TRAINSPOTTING - Friday, May 5 at 9 pm
Dir. Danny Boyle, UK, 1996, Drama, 94 min. 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre)
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends. Panel discussion to follow the screening.
5) LA STRADA - Saturday, May 6 at 4 pm
Dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1954, Drama, 108 minutes, PG (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)
With La Strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. 1957 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Community Partner: Cinema Insieme. Panel discussion to follow the screening.
6) THE STAIRS - Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 pm
Dir. Hugh Gibson, Canada, 2016, Documentary, 95 minutes, 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)
The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, each performs social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs is a non-judgemental character study of life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are by turns surprising, funny, shocking and moving. Winner of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Film of 2016. Panel discussion with Director Hugh Gibson to follow.
7) CLEAN SHAVEN - Saturday, May 6 at 9 pm
Dir. Lodge Kerrigan, UK, 1993, Drama, 79 minutes, 14A (Screening at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton)
Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche. Panel discussion to follow the screening.
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