February 4 reelout programme
Saturday February 4th 7pm, The Screening Room

Richard Bell/Canada/2005/35mm/95min
Ontario Premiere
Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ghost of a long lost world. His grandfather relates the story of the day he turned eighteen, fleeing German forces through the woods of France with a dying comrade hanging on for life. In Pip's own and contemporary way, he begins to live the parallel life of his grandfather, both lost in their environments and generations. Along Pip's path he stumbles into an unlikely alliance with Clark, a gay street hustler on the make, and Jenny, an aspiring social worker who tempts Pip with feelings of love and domesticity. Featuring Thea Gill (Lindsay on QAF), Alan Cumming (X-men 2, The Anniversary Party), Brendan Fletcher (Everyone, The Five Senses), Carly Pope (Everyone, Popular) and Sir Ian McKellen (Gods & Monsters, Richard II)
Followed by a Q & A session with filmmaker Richard Bell

Preceded by:

Lasse Persson/Sweden/2004/35mm/7min
Animated delight featuring a certain itsy bitsy….

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