THE QUIET REVOLUTION: STATE, SOCIETY & THE CANADIAN HORROR FILM


THE QUIET REVOLUTION: STATE, SOCIETY & THE CANADIAN HORROR FILM
UK Premiere

Screening with REGRET



THE QUIET REVOLUTION: STATE, SOCIETY AND THE CANDIAN HORROR FILM (UK Premiere) 

Dir: Philip Escott, Xavier Mendik: Starring:    UK (2020) 96mins

THE QUIET REVOLUTION is the new feature length documentary which considers how social, political and cultural tensions within differing Canadian territories have shaped national horror film traditions from the 1960s until the present day. The first part of the documentary considers the social transitions in 1960s and 1970s Quebecois culture that influenced a new range of controversial horror productions and sub-genres pioneered by filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and William Fruet.

The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film also considers the territorial shifts in horror cinema production from Quebec to other regions such as Toronto and Vancouver during the 1990s. The documentary concludes by profiling contemporary female directors such as the Soska Sisters, Nyla Innuksuk and Gigi Saul Guerrero, whose work challenges the boundaries of gender, sexuality and national identity in Canadian horror cinema.


Screening with REGRET 

Dir: Santiago Menghini. Starring: Brent Skagford, Mich Todorovic  Canada (2020) 15mins

Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.