Back Lane Studios presents the big-screen debut of personal documentaries made by Torontonians of a certain age. Everyone has a story to tell, and we have some fascinating ones from our SilverShorts Doc Project workshops.
A young woman selling ads in Mad-Men-era New York, a unilinqual anglophone Montrealer who enrolled in a francophone university during Quebec’s tumultuous ’70s, a man whose life has been defined by his love of the Beatles, a former Junction-area resident whose free-spirited artist-sister would cause tongues to wag even today; a seeker of enlightenment who found herself caught up in a cult — all have explored their experiences on video and preserved a personal slice of history. One extraordinary story is that of John Senders, whose wide-ranging career included working on the design of the Mercury space capsule cockpit, pioneering a new field of study in the science of human error, and taking home an IgNobel Prize for a mind-boggling driving experiment on a Boston freeway. John passed away Feb.12, just shy of his 99th birthday.
Buy tickets in advance at silvershorts.eventbrite.com.
This screening is a pay-what-you-can event (suggested: $10).
Join us afterwards for a reception at our studio, steps from the Revue at 9 Neepawa Ave. Our SilverShorts initiative has been supported in part by an Ontario Seniors Community Grant and the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
By Donation (suggested $10)