Doc spotlight: Female representation in media @ Bloorcourt Screen Shot
We are proud to present an evening of documentaries at the February edition of the Bloorcourt Screen Shot. As always, screenings are followed by a Question & Answer period with the filmmakers.
BODY TYPED - A series of 3 short films by Jesse Epstein.
1. WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
Short Subject Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival
When Dee-Dee the barber learns about the art of photo retouching, he may never look at his wall of beauty the same way again.
2. THE GUARANTEE
Best Short Film, Newport International Film Festival
A dancers hilarious story about his prominent nose and the effect if has on his career.
SXSW Premiere, National PBS Broadcast on POV
Mannequins, perfection, and religion.
AGENCY - a documentary film by Meredith Wright that follows young Western women struggling to work as models in Osakas unforgiving fashion market. The film features two protagonists, Marta, a hardened twenty-year-old from Estonia and Holly a wide-eyed thirteen-year-old from Ottawa. Both stories intersect as Holly enters the world that Marta knows all too well.
Q & A with the filmmaker following the screenings.
More on the filmmakers:
JESSE ERICA EPSTEIN is a Sundance Award-Winning documentary filmmaker. She received an MA in Documentary Film from NYU, and was named one of 25 filmmakers to watch by Filmmaker Magazine.
MEREDITH WRIGHT is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and videographer based in Toronto, Ontario.
Wrights experience as a model contributes to the films sensitivity as the young models oscillate between newfound independence and heart-breaking vulnerability.