Endorsed by Curators:
#WomenInFilmWednesday is monthly film series which showcases the recent work of female directors. We screen the 3rd Wednesday of every month from different venues in downtown Sudbury. A portion of ticket sales is donated to local women's organizations.
THIS IS A NORTHERN ONTARIO PREMIERE: PORCUPINE LAKE
SYNOPSIS: During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall), she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world of girls.
DIRECTOR BIO FOR INGRID VENINGER:
Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a 'nothing is impossible' manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has been writing, directing and producing feature films (Only, Nurse.Fighter.Boy., Modra, i am a good person/i am a bad person, The End of Time, The Animal Project, He Hated Pigeons), all of which have premiered at festivals worldwide including: TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, OUTFest, MoMA and Karlovy Vary, garnering awards and distribution worldwide. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK FILMS FEMMES LAB to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, Ingrid is working on her MFA thesis film at York University. Porcupine Lake is her 6th feature as director.
Ingrid will join us live via Skype after the screening. Some film crew may also be present to field questions.