Margaret Atwood film screening

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The Wake of the Flood, a feature documentary on Canadian author, poet, critic, feminist and environmental campaigner Margaret Atwood, will have its world premiere at Possible Worlds, Sydney’s 5th Canadian Film Festival.

The film will screen Wednesday 4th August at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe followed by a live video conversation with Margaret Atwood in Toronto.

The evening will kick off with a welcome drink at 6:30pm, followed by the screening at 7pm.
Tickets are $14 and available from Gleebooks from July 1st
Ph: 02 9660 2333 or visit http://www.gleebooks.com.au/

Directed by acclaimed director Ron Mann, the film follows the author’s unique carbon-neutral world tour which accompanied the release of her recent bestseller The Year of the Flood. Each event along the tour was designed with environmental sustainability in mind, each a fundraiser for a local green charity. The documentary follows the author as she travelled around the world, taking part in locally hosted theatre and choir performances inspired by the novel.

“I’m so pleased that In The Wake of the Flood will be screening at Possible Worlds, Sydney’s 5th Canadian Film Festival in Australia”, says Atwood. “This festival is bringing together relevant films from Canada engaging work on an international stage. Ron Mann and I are thrilled that In The Wake of the Flood will be a part of it.”

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada’s most eminent novelist and poet is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize with the latter winning in 2000. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

Her latest novel, The Year of the Flood will be published in Australia in paperback on July 29 by Virago and will available for purchase on the night.

Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival showcases the best new films made in Canada. The Festival unfolds August 2nd – 8th 2010, running a week of film premieres, filmmaker Q&A’s, industry talks and of course, parties. Welcoming prestigious filmmakers to Sydney, the Festival is a meeting point for the Canadian and Australian film industries, while providing a rare chance for locals to watch the best new Canadian films and meet the artists. The full program will be revealed on Canada Day, July 1st 2010.

For more details about the festival visit the website: http://www.possibleworlds.net.au/

I”ll be reading this book later in the year with my other book group.

Heidi

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