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February Number 3

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Feature Animation: Torrey Pines by Clyde Petersen

Feb 3, 1pm, The Isabel Screening Room


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Free Workshop: Stop Motion 101

Animation workshop with Clyde Petersen.

Feb 3,  2:30-4:30pm, Queen's Film and Media Production Studio

(registration required)



February Number 7

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FEBRUARY 7 @ 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM

D. Thom Fitzgerald/94mins/2018/Canada

Two decades after his inspired feature debut The Hanging Garden won best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Thom Fitzgerald (Cloudburst) again explores interconnections of sexual identity, family, and small-town Nova Scotia life, in this intimate drama about a young woman reassessing her relationship with her mother following the death of her father.

Belle has come home to rural Nova Scotia for her father’s funeral. She came out as a teenager but has never reconciled that fact with her conservative mother, Nancy. Amidst the family’s grief, Nancy’s disapproval of Belle hangs in the air like a dark cloud. Belle neglects to mention to her family that she has been dating a man named Rob for the past two years. She is reluctant to rekindle her mother’s traditional expectations of her and backpedal on hard-won battles to assert her identity. But the secret becomes harder to hide when Rob shows up to be the supportive boyfriend.

Based on the stage play by Lee-Anne Poole, Splinters is anchored by the rich and layered performances of Sofia Banzhaf and Shelley Thompson as two strong-willed women whose lives are upended when their routine deadlock is disrupted. The constriction of small-town mores is offset by the spacious, rolling rural landscapes of Nova Scotia in this beautifully realized portrait of a young woman’s complicated relationship with her family, her past, and her home.

Synopsis written by Danis Goulet, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

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Community Sponsor: Queen’s Film and Media

Followed by a Follow-Up Q&A with Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald

February Number 13

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Isabel Bader Centre Fall Line-Up Message


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