The SilverShorts Doc Project: Your Neighbours’ Stories on the Big Screen

Canada | 2019 | 120 min | PG

Everyone has a story to tell, and we have some fascinating ones recorded by Toronto residents in Back Lane Studios’ SilverShorts workshops for 55-plus. Join us at the Revue on Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m., for the big-screen debut of our most recent documentary productions.


The selection of videos are both moving and informative. Lynn talks about how her personal experiences and her mother’s wisdom have put her on the rewarding path of engaging with the homeless. Heike explores the process of grieving that followed the loss of her brother and husband. Places — High Park, the Junction and the Mimico motel strip — hold memories and meaning for our video-making participants. And what does a chamber pot mean? A lot for Lisette: The only possession she has from her parents, it represents their journey from an impoverished upbringing in New Brunswick. Other videos explore our workshop participants’ interests — the lives of railway families in Barrie or the ancient fishing weirs near Orillia.



Buy tickets in advance at Eventbrite.

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.


Pay-what-you-can (suggested $10)