Most certainly a memorable moment in Reelout’s 20-year history was a screening of short films followed by a session of restorative yoga led by theatre artist and yoga instructor Michelle Girouard. We are pleased to offer a variation on this event five years later with Michelle only this time she will act as a visualization guide for our audiences to support relaxation right in your theatre chair. This event is perfect for audiences who are feeling stressed/bummed out. Our programming committee has selected submissions that stimulate feelings of harmony and calm and we’ve also included a short film from our original screening by Kathleen Mullen. Read below for more details on the films and about Michelle.
Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.
A short poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever.
With few childhood memories of her mother’s affection, Mullen mines old home movies for evidence. When she doesn’t find exactly what she’s looking for, she sets out to create a new family movie of her own, starring her surprisingly willing mother. A reflection on memory, loss, reconciliation and love.
About Michelle Girouard
Michelle is a theatre artist and yoga instructor living in Kingston, Ontario. She’s happily completing her BFA at Queen’s University with a vision of moving forward with her Masters Studies next year. The bridges between theater and storytelling, contemporary spiritual activism and social healing engage her imagination and heart. Beyond the fun of studies, her children, her chosen family and her garden fill up her with tons of love. Michelle is beyond glad to be sharing creative space with the Reelout Festival again this year.