Domestic Arrivals Film Festival 2013

Written by Emily McWilliams March 01, 2013

large.daThe Domestic Arrivals film festival is returning to Museum London for a four-day celebration (February 28-March 3) of Canadian films and filmmakers. This year, the festival will be showcasing established Canadian auteurs such as David Cronenberg (“Cosmopolis”) and Michael McGowan ( “Still”), as well as some up and coming filmmakers who have received international attention like Kim Nguyen and a selection of student-made films.

The films showcased at this year’s Domestic Arrivals screenings are situated within Canada and around the world while featuring actors such as James Cromwell, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, and Demian Bechair.  The wide variety of genres and narratives showcased at this year’s festival serve to examine Canada’s role in the film industry at the national and international level through these films that explore topics related to identities, relationships, and world crises.

Some of the highlights are:

“Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes” (Dennis Jackson)

This clay-mation film is a feature accompaniment to the Gemini award-winning children’s show, “Wapos Bay”.  Through a distinct animation style and characterization, Jackson presents a story about family set in a Saskatchewan Native community.   “Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes” explores the bonds that keep a family together and the importance of place in creating relationships.

“War Witch (Rebelle)” (Kim Nguyen)

The internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film “War Witch” captures the experiences of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The film focuses on the harrowing experiences of Komona (Rachel Mwanza) as she is abducted by the army and forced to kill her own parents.  Komona’s life depends on her ability to see premonitions as the camp’s war witch; an incorrect prediction could mean her death.

“Still” (Michael McGowan)

Michael McGowan’s latest feature shows the evolution of love and society through the marriage of Craig (James Cromwell) and his wife Irene (Genevieve Bujold) who is battling Alzheimer’s.  In addition to his wife’s deteriorating health, Craig must confront the government who are trying to stop his attempts to build a better home for Irene.  “Still” shows the progress and sacrifices that accompany love as we age, while the world becomes unrecognizable.

“Foreverland” (Maxwell McGuire)

“Foreverland” features Oscar-nominated actors Juliette Lewis and Demian Bichir.  A young man takes a journey to deliver his friend’s ashes to Mexico City, not knowing that embarking on this trip will introduce him to new friends and perspectives on life.  The film evokes the traditional road-film with unique touches through its unique cast of characters and ability to capture life’s surprises.

The Domestic Arrivals Film Festival will take place at Museum London from February 28-March 3.  Please go to the Museum London website for additional screening and ticket information.

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