october, 2020

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10oct6:30 pm8:15 pmHAPPY PLACE

Event Details

Director: Helen Shaver | 102-mins. | Canada

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Drama. HAPPY PLACE explores the time a group of women spend together in an in-patient care facility.  The women have only one thing in common: they have all attempted suicide.  Samira’s (Backo) attempt stems from PTSD after a violent sexual assault several years earlier, and her fellow residents — sophisticated Celine (Marie-Ève Perron), ribald Mildred (Mary Walsh), guarded Rosemary (Pamela Mala Sinha), vulnerable Nina (Lisa Repo-Martell), and competitive Joyce (Sheila McCarthy) — have personal stories that intersect with her own.  Trying to lead them all to some form of healing is psychiatrist Louise (Tara Rosling), who holds the centre of this diverse and kinetic group.  Some of the women will leave the safety of the clinic, for better or worse, and others will stay, hopefully learning to find a way to exist alongside their pain.

HAPPY PLACE is a film about community, survival and most of all love.

Director’s Statement.

“How do you find your HAPPY PLACE when you’ve woken up in the ‘wrong life’?  Where do you begin?  While the details and circumstance of this piece are autobiographical to the writer, the question is universal.  When I first read Sinha’s HAPPY PLACE four years ago, I saw the film in my mind’s eye.  I felt it.  I resonated with it.  While my life experience does not mirror Samira’s, I felt a deep recognition of the questions it asks and the truth it tells.  There is no ‘happily ever after’ here.  HAPPY PLACE is a human, honest, and ultimately uplifting piece that gives us the opportunity to open the door, draw back the curtain and experience those things women share only with each other.” – Helen Shaver

CAST (a veritable who’s who of Canadian entertainment):
Genre: Drama
Language:  English 
Print Source: Pacific Northwest Pictures


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