FIN CAMPUS

 

NORTH OF 49

 

 

Presented by Telefilm Canada, FIN Campus is a series of post-secondary screenings at universities across Atlantic Canada. Each film is tied to one of the Atlantic provinces and seeks to strengthen and expand awareness of regional filmmaking. All screenings are free for students to attend.

 

This year we will be showing two exceptional films that have been selected from our past Atlantic International Film Festival programming.  

 

 

 

 

MAUDIE

 

Exquisitely directed by Aisling Walsh (Song for a Raggy Boy) with career-high performances from Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood), Maudie is a remarkable portrayal of an unlikely but deep abiding love between an itinerant fish peddler and a surprisingly gifted artist from Digby County, Nova Scotia. Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is a high-spirited but physically impaired woman who yearns to be independent. She lives with a disgruntled aunt after her parents pass on, before answering a live-in housekeeper ad for the stern and solitary Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). They marry in due course and Maudie begins to cover their tiny home with colorful paintings. Even with worsening arthritis she steadily produces exuberant compositions for modest sale. Despite, or perhaps because of all this, Everett, a hardened man who grew up an orphan and lives as an outcast, falls in love with the little, bright-eyed woman who sees nothing but color and beauty in the world. Maudie charts a 40 year span of Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her international rise to fame as a folk artist.

 

Director: Aisling Walsh

Writer: Sherry White

Producers: Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan Mullen

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Billy MacLellan, Zachary Bennett

Cinematographer: Guy Godfree

Editor: Stephen O’Connell

Country: Canada / Ireland

Runtime: 115 minutes

 

 

2018 Campus Screenings

 

University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

10/15/2018

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's

10/16/2018

 

University of New Brunswick

Saint John

10/17/2018

 

Dalhousie University

Halifax

10/23/2018

 

Saint Mary's University

Halifax

10/24/2018

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY YOUR GENDER

 

5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. Only 6 women have ever been nominated for the ‘Producer of the Year’ Grammy, and no woman has ever won. In Play Your Gender, Juno award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.

 

Director: Stephanie Clattenburg

Producer: Sahar Yousefi

Cinematographers: Kevin Fraser, Melani Wood

Editor: Sarah Byrne 

Country: Canada

Runtime: 80 minutes

 

 

2018 Campus Screenings

 

University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

1/21/2019

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's

1/22/2019

 

University of New Brunswick

Saint John

1/23/2019

 

Dalhousie University

Halifax

1/29/2019

 

Saint Mary's University

Halifax

1/30/2019

 

 

 

 


 

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Alex Brundige

FIN Program Manager

programmgr@finfestival.ca

902-334-1426