Free Screening of Nova Scotian Short Films
The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) was born at a smoke-filled bar in Halifax, 1973. Before its creation, the art of filmmaking in Canada was mostly limited to major cities like Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. The tide turned when AFCOOP was incorporated in 1974, and soon centres followed in Newfoundland and New Brunswick. In the forty years since AFCOOP’s creation, storytelling styles, politics, and technology have changed, but the Co-op remains member-driven and committed to helping artists make the films they want to make. This showcase of notable films from the past forty years aims to distill the essence of AFCOOP into one sitting short enough that your ass doesn’t get numb. Experimental, animation, documentary, and drama are all on display in a manic program.
This event is co-presented by Lunenburg Doc Fest, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, and Lunenburg School of the Arts. The show starts at 7pm in the main studio at Lunenburg School of the Arts, located at 6 Prince Street. Seating is limited so please try to arrive early to guarantee a free seat.
(dir. Shandi Mitchell, 2004, 4 mins)
Questions go unanswered in this intimate look at the filmmakers’ inexplicit father. CHERRIES (dir. Thom Fitzgerald, 1995, 8 mins) The debut film from one of our region’s most celebrated filmmakers tells the story of a woman who sets out to celebrate her menses.
(dir. Jeff Wheaton, 2013, 15 mins)
A young woman recieves a message in her dreams from a colony of bees. Hive expolores the mythical relationship between humans, honey bees and the natural world around us.
(dir. Alex Busby & David Coole, 1989, 25 mins)
A frenetic travelogue across a troubled and paranoid Cold War era Canada.
FLOWER IN MY PEDAL
(dir. Andrea Dorfman, 2004, 4 mins)
A short film about bicycling and love.
(dir. Bill MacGillivray, 1985, 25 mins)
Linda joy Busby speaks directly to the cmaera as she discusses her battle with breast cancer. Sadly, Linda lost that battle, but the film, Linda Joy remains as a testament to her vitality, optimism, and bravery.
CELLS AND STALKS
(dir. Herb Theriault, 2012, 2 mins)
A series of close-ups allows us intimate access to the delicate structure of leaves, ferns and water reeds.
PUSTULATIONS ON MODERN LIFE
(dir. Lisa Morse, 2002, 8 mins)
This animated exploration of acne will make you laugh and cringe.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening.