In The Waves
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 7pm
In The Waves || Jacquelyn Mills
Documentary Feature || Canada || 2017 || 59 minutes
Thursday June 7 || 7 PM || Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre || $10/$12
Shot over several years in a small coastal village on Cape Breton Island, Jacquelyn Mills’ impressionistic documentary depicts the life of her 80 year old grandmother Joan as she struggles to come to terms with the death of her younger sister. Working as a one-woman film crew, Mills intimately captures her grandmother’s deep grief as well as the solace she takes in her connection to the natural world that surrounds her. Time becomes fluid as Joan’s thoughts dance nostalgically between past and present, and a visit from her young niece invites us to contemplate the end of life in contrast with the beginning. At once a sensitive and patient portrait and an ambitious meditation on the meaning of life, In The Waves flows and breathes with a remarkable, delicate beauty.
A Q&A with Jacquelyn Mills will follow the screening.
Jacquelyn Mills is a filmmaker based in Montreal, Quebec. She has won numerous awards for her work, including Best New Canadian Director (Montreal World Festival), Best Cinematography (TIFF, Sichuan), Best Film (enRoute), and was named Montréal’s NoiseMaker in Film. Her short film “Leaves” was accepted into Cannes 2013. Jacquelyn has also shot, directed and edited numerous award-winning short films with National Film Board of Canada, Art & Essai, Metafilms, Wapikoni Mobile, Grassfire Films and GreenGround Productions. In the Waves is Jacquelyn’s first long-form film.