ReelHeART Monthly Film Series Celebrates International Women’s Day!

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Join us in the Month Long Celebration of International Women’s Day!

Image from the striking documentary “Twenty-Five Hundred and One” by Patricia Van Ryker

ReelHeART International Film Festival returns to the Big Picture Cinema with the ReelHeART Monthly Film Series.

Join us for evening of Films curated especially for the evening, where Creative Female Filmmakers have made a strong impact with their Award Winning Films.

  • Tickets just $10 *Please Support Independent Film
  • Friday March, 29, 2013
  • Big Picture Cinema
    1035 Gerrard Street East

Impoverished Places” (05:00)
Director, Francois Driessen, Canada
A dance born from the real life of Judy Hazlett – a woman who has had Parkinson Disease for more than 30 years. Crushed by the frustration of her physical limitations, the dance expresses her journey from despair to hope

Keeping Them Safe” (28:00) Documentary
Directors: Lauren Sandler, Marrisa Sandler, Australia
Sopheak, a single mother works in one of Cambodia’s many ‘Karaoke Bars’, doing whatever she can to earn a few dollars to support her 7 year-old daughter in a country still reeling from the devastation caused to its people by the barbaric Khmer Rouge regime that ruled only one generation ago. Sopheak must make tough choices to avoid falling into the hands of child traffickers, who prey on the desperation of women like her.

Never Turning Back” (32:00) Documentary
Director, Jerri Zbiral, USA/Czech Republic
Celebrating the life and work of 90 year old Peggy Lipschutz. Peggy as an artist, political activist, labor unionist, feminist,
pacifist. She pioneered the “chalk-talk”- a performance that combines drawing and music before a live audience. Over the years, Peggy performed with personalities such as Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins, Studs Terkel, Win Stracke to name a few.

Twenty Five Hundred & One” (47:00) Documentary
Director, Patricia van Ryker, USA
Teococuilco, is a Pueblo of grandparents and children. There are no jobs. Working age people have left. For 6 years, artist Alejandro Santiago sculpted 2,501 life-size ceramic Migrantes to commemorate this problem. His “lost souls” see issues we must confront.

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