Writer/Director to visit AFF
On Monday January 28, the Ancaster Film Fest will screen ‘Still Mine’ directed and written by Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week, Score: A Hockey Musical). Screenings will be at Ancaster Silver City at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:15 p.m. with the doors opening at 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15 p.m. Cost for non members is $9 for the matinees and $10 at the evening screening. We are delighted that the director will be on hand to do a Q&A after the 4:00 and 7:15 p.m. screenings and to intro the 7:15 p.m. screening.
Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), a traditional farmer in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick, is used to doing things for himself. Somewhat cantankerous and stubborn, he has managed, with the help of his wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold), to keep his farm going, using methods he learned from his father, despite the domination of industrial agriculture in the marketplace.
When Irene’s health begins to fail, Craig, a skilled carpenter, realizes he has to build a new home for them to live in, to make it easier for her to get around. But when he runs into problems with a government inspector, Craig has to fight for his right to build their final home.
Michael McGowan’s Still is an exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man’s determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife. Veterans James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold are nothing short of magnificent as they mine the subtext in the story of a couple with a deep and complicated past. Steve Gravestock (TIFF)
Based on a true story and filmed in Northern Ontario and New Brunswick.
‘Still Mine’ screened at the Toronto, Atlantic, Sudbury and Palm Springs International Film Festivals and was the opening Gala at the Whistler Film Festival. ‘Still Mine’ was selected as one of Canada’s Best Ten Films of 2012 and has received 7 nominations for the Canada Screen Awards: Best Film, Best Original Screenplay (McGowan), Best Actor (Cromwell), Best Actress (Bujold), Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Editing.
All proceeds from our screenings will go to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.