Film Production Professor Shannon Walsh’s feature documentary, Illusions of Control, screens in the next two months in the Lower Mainland, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary!
Who stands up when everything falls apart?
A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, Illusions of Control unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them.
Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and Lauren stands at the crossroads of a serious health diagnosis in Chicago. Each story reveals surprising ways to live on and reimagine life in the ruins.
Vancouver, BC: Wednesday, January 29, 7pm, Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street. There will be a Q and A with Shannon after the screening.
More info and Tickets: https://thecinematheque.ca/films/2019/illusions-of-control
Calgary, AB: Friday, January 31, 7pm, Globe Cinema, 8 Avenue SW.
Tickets & more info: https://globecinema.ca/movie.html#659
Richmond, BC: Wednesday, March 18, 7pm, Richmond Women’s Resource Center, 7000 Minoru Blvd.
Montreal, QC: February 7-19, 8pm, La Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East.
Tickets and more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/472464767027189/
Toronto, ON, Wednesday, February 5, 8pm, The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street.
Tickets and more info: http://theroyal.to/movies/illusions-of-control/