February - May 2024 on the First Friday of the Month
March (Women’s Month, 2 selections, co-host RiverBrink Art Museum)
1: No More Tears Sister - Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal (2004)
Produced by the NFB, this is a story of love, revolution, and betrayal. Klodawsky explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka for decades, the documentary recreates the courageous life of renowned human rights activist, Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, and symbol of hope, Rajani was assassinated at the age of thirty-five. Stunningly photographed, using rare archival footage, intimate correspondence and recreations, the story of Rajani and her family is one of a revolutionary women and a dangerous pursuit of justice.
2. Portrait of the Artist – As Old Lady
Director: Gail Singer
Runs: 27 mins
Paraskeva Clark, artist, socialist, feminist, is her own woman at her own cost. This film is a cameo of an irascible and sometimes touching artist whose work has won her a place in exhibitions and private collections. Born in Russia in 1898, she eventually married a Canadian and moved to Toronto. Because her canvases reflect a strong social conscience, she had to struggle hard to earn a place in the nation's ultra-conservative galleries.