|22.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2|
|23.02. / Tuesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1|
|24.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2|
Mom and Me is an intimate documentary about a young filmmaker coming of age in extraordinary circumstances. It follows the complicated relationship between director Lena Macdonald and her mother, who was once a filmmaker herself, but ended up homeless, crack-addicted and on the streets. For ten years Lena filmed in the cold, hard streets of Toronto’s inner city and her story is raw, honest and unforgettable. Mom and Me is about addiction, prostitution and despair but it is also a story about family, the power of hope and the tenacity of love.
Lena Macdonald is a writer, director and producer. She produced The Greatest Team That Never Won, part of TSN’s Engraved on a Nation, which won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Series, and Hugh Garner's Cabbagetown which she co-directed with Michael Ondaatje and Paul Thompson. Lena works as a producer/director at 90th Parallel Productions and Ferocious Films. She volunteers as the Managing Director of Writing Women, a female focused screenplay development series. She has a postgraduate degree in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College.
Mom and Me
Joseph Finkleman, Max Armstrong, Luke McCutcheon
Gordon Henderson, Lena Macdonald
90th Parallel Productions Ltd
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