“32 Short Films About Walking in Sudbury”

This Saturday I’m teaming up with the Coalition of a Liveable Sudbury and the Junction North Documentary Film Festival to premiere “32 Short Films About Walking in Sudbury”. It’s a 20 minutes documentary that highlight some of the challenges faced by pedestrians in Sudbury, and a series of profiles of ordinary Sudburians who get around without a car.

Here’s a preview:

The doc takes the form of a series of vignettes including versions of videos I’ve previously released on the Sudbury Moves youtube channel, as well as some unreleased material and the four profiles I mentioned.

The title is a reference to the film “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”, directed by François Girard and co-written by Girard and Don McKellar, which uses the format of vignettes to provide an impressionistic biography of Glenn Gould, rather than attempting a straight-ahead narrative biopic.

“Thirty-two Short Films About Walking In Sudbury” isn’t made up of 32 vignettes though, so it’s more of an homage to the Simpsons episode “22 Short Films About Springfield”, which only includes 22 vignettes. My film only includes 8 or 9 vignettes, depending on how you count them.

You can come see it this Saturday, November 11 at 11:15am at the Open Studio in Downtown Sudbury. Tickets are free and the screening will be followed by a discussion about what it’s like to try to be a pedestrian in Sudbury, the challenges and the ways that experience can be improved.

I’ll post the complete doc after this weekend.

The Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury is also collecting people’s experiences with walking in Sudbury. Find out more about this project, and let us know you’ll be attending the screening on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/289540814897039/

For more information about the festival visit: http://www.sudburyindiecinema.com/junctionnorth2017.html

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