Collaborations: The Films of Anna Maguire, Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli + Q&A

Saturday, 15 January 2022

15-01-22 Collaborations: The Films of Anna Maguire, Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli

Image: Constellations, Anna Maguire, 2018

The line between being in front of the camera and behind the camera is blurred in this retrospective of short films. Both Anna Maguire and Madeleine Sims-Fewer are working actors based between Toronto and London. Maguire's career began as a child in Saving Private Ryan and playing a young Drew Barrymore in Ever After, both in 1998, before writing and directing her own projects from her early twenties. 


Sims-Fewer had been acting in short films since 2007 before her and directing partner Dusty Mancinelli began collaborating on short films in which Sims-Fewer largely starred in, which lead to their first feature, Violation in 2020, also co-starring Maguire. This is a chance to see a selection of their short films and to delve into the creative process of actors who direct and directors who act.


The filmmakers will be in conversation with Séan McGovern following the screening. 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

3:45 pm

Don't Forget Your Mittens

Don't Forget Your Mittens

Anna Maguire

2014

United Kingdom

A bittersweet stop-motion animation, a technicolor to do list about the trials and tribulations of growing up, not to mention trying to be a good person. Sometimes these things can get on top of you - quite literally!

Your Mother And I

Your Mother And I

Anna Maguire

2016

Canada

Johnna's Dad changed the world. Or so he says. Whilst Johnna and her dad are talking, they can't seem to connect, each growing more and more frustrated with one another, revolving around one another in their own orbits. Based on the short story by Dave Eggers, and starring Don McKellar.

Constellations

Constellations

Anna Maguire

18'

2018

USA

As a young woman realises her sexual needs have grown beyond her relationship with her boyfriend, a chance encounter allows her to take control of her fantasies.

Woman In Stall

Woman In Stall

Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli

2018

Canada

A woman finds herself trapped in a bathroom stall by a man whose intentions are not entirely clear.

Chubby

Chubby

Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli

2019

Canada

A ten-year-old girl struggles with the residual trauma of her sexual abuse.