The Stone Angel

Taking a Peek at the Female Eye Film Festival


As Tim mentioned yesterday, festival season is almost in full swing. Of the few that are occurring this week and next, there is one in particular that we at blogTO are quite fond of. This Thursday marks the beginning of 6th annual Female Eye Film Festival, a festival which specifically showcases feature and short films directed by women from all across the globe. blogTO is a sponsor of the festival and I will be bringing coverage of some of the panels and events this week.

The mission of the Female Eye Film Festival is to offer a perspective of the world through the female eye and the ways in which the festival addresses this perspective include script workshops and panel discussions in addition to film screenings. There will be a particularly interesting panel discussion held this Friday called Books to Film: The Art of Adaptation featuring director and screenwriter of Mansfield Park, Patricia Rozema, Brad Smith who is the author and screenwriter of All Hat and Kari Skogland, director and screenwriter of the The Stone Angel.

This years opening night film will be the aforementioned film by Kari Skogland, The Stone Angel. A Canadian production based on the Canadian novel by author Margaret Laurence, Skogland directed and adapted the screenplay for the film which features the fantastic Ellen Burstyn, and many up and coming Canadian actors such as Ellen Page, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Kirby. The Stone Angel will be screened Thursday at 7pm at the Cumberland Cinema.

Advance tickets can be purchased through the website until tomorrow, The Stone Angel and all other screenings are $10 at the door or $8 for students, seniors and WIFT members.

Image: The Stone Angel from Alliance Atlantis


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