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

Canada | 2019 | 120 min | PG

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.


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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.


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

  1. I was not able to attend the screening of Silver Shorts.
    I am very interested in connecting with Lois Broad or Bill Jermyn (heard them interviewed on CBC radio).
    Please pass along my email to them and ask if they would be so kind as to contact me

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