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Picton Picturefest’s Inaugural Event: Lineup Opens with Swinton Curated Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Picton Picturefest's Inaugural Event: Lineup Opens with Swinton Curated Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

A film fest and “cinephile retreat,” the inaugural Piction Picturefest in Prince Edward County, Ontario, will run from July 7-10. The event will include films, workshops, youth education and camping.

Picturefest’s diverse programming will kick off with a tribute to Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousin’s 2009 event, “A Pilgrimage,” which brought together 50 people, including Knegt, who aided them in moving a mobile movie theater across the Scottish Highlands. Knegt left inspired by the community-oriented cinematic experience. More information is here and the lineup is below:

-directers Peter Knegt (of indieWIRE) and Jennifer MacFarlane say:

“We wanted to advance and celebrate cinema as a form of community building… The artistic community that has been fostered [Picton] in the past decade is incredible. In the past few months, the response from the community toward the event has been very inspiring. From media artists to animators to puppeteers, Prince Edward County has a cultural currency comparable to a community twenty times its size.”

The Films

Thursday, July 7th 
“Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday” 
Directed by Jacques Tati
France, 1960, 83 min
7:30PM – The Regent Theatre
curated by Tilda Swinton & Mark Cousins; screening will be followed by a reception at the wine bar inside The Regent Theatre
Friday, July 8th  
Directed by Mike Ott 
USA, 2010, 84min
5:45pm – Bloomfield Town Hall
“You Are Here”  
Directed by Daniel Cockburn
Canada, 2010, 98min
7:45pm – Bloomfield Town Hall
co-presented by Quinte Film Alternative; director in attendance
Saturday, July 9th 
“Track 2” 
Directed by Harry Sutherland
Canada, 1986, 90min
12:00pm – St. Andrew’s Church
co-presented by Pink Triangle Press
“Music From The Big House” 
Directed by Bruce McDonald
Canada, 2010, 90min
2:30pm – St. Andrew’s Church
co-presented by the Belleville International Documentary Festival
“The Arbor”
Directed by Clio Barnard
UK, 2010, 94 min
5:00pm – St. Andrew’s Church
“The Canal Street Madam” 
Directed by Cameron Yates
USA, 2010, 90 min
7:00pm – St. Andrew’s Church
co-presented by indieWIRE
“The National Parks Project” 
Directed by Louise Archambault, Keith Behrman, Daniel Cockburn, Hubert Davis, Sturla Gunnarsson, Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Lafleur, Peter Lynch, Catherine Martin, Kevin McMahon, Scott Smith, Jamie Travis, John Walker
Canada, 2011, 120 min
9:00pm – Small Pond Arts
filmmakers in attendance
“The Shrine” 
Directed by Jon Knautz
Canada, 2010, 93 min
11:30pm – Small Pond Arts
Sunday, July 10th 
Youth and Student Shorts Film Program 
Various countries, 2010-11, 90min
12:00pm – Bloomfield Town Hall
co-presented by the Toronto Student Film Festival and the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival. Intermission in between 2 programs.
Award Winning Short Films From Around The World 
Various countries, 2010-11, 71min
2:15pm – St. Andrew’s Church
co-presented by Ouat Media, North America’s largest short film distributor
“Wilby Wonderful” 
Directed by Daniel MacIvor
Canada, 2004, 99min
4:00pm – St. Andrew’s Church
a tribute to Daniel MacIvor curated by Brad Horvath; preceded by a selection of MacIvor’s short films.

Picturefest Youth Retreat Movie

Directed by Picturefest’s Class of 2011

6:00pm – St. Andrew’s Church

facilitated by Stephen Dunn and Pat Mills.
Secret Sing-a-Long Extravaganza 
6:30pm – St. Andrew’s Church
screening will be followed by a brief farewell to Picturefest onstage.
All access badges are available at Books & Company in Picton and online at Communitytix for $50. You can also just show up for all screenings: It’s first come, first serve and a $10 suggested donation. 

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