Thursday, February 28, 2013

Toronto Premiere: Carlton Cinema March 1-7!

Future Weather will have its Canadian premiere:

March 1-7

March 3, 7pm: Post-Show Q&A with Planet in Focus Film Festival

Kathleen Mullen, Artistic Director of Planet in Focus Film Festival, will be available after the show to discuss the environmental themes of Future Weather, why it was selected for the 2012 Planet in Focus Film Fest, and the importance of environmental films today.

For three years Kathleen has overseen the artistic direction and programming department year-round at Planet in Focus. Beginning her career in 1994 in Vancouver as a programmer Kathleen Mullen has curated and programmed for festivals internationally including the Toronto International Film Festival where she programmed Short Cuts Canada for two years, Vancouver International Film Festival, gay and lesbian shorts programmer and programming consultant for three years and Provincetown International Film Festival, shorts programmer for six years.

Kathleen has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from the University of Alberta, Masters of Arts in Anthropology/ Sociology from Carleton University and most recently a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University. She has directed several short films including you wash my skin with sunshine, Sleep Lines and Still Life with Butterfly. Her latest documentary film is Breathtaking, a personal investigation into the present-day use of asbestos. Breathtaking was awarded the Best of the Festival at CLIFF, Canadian Labour International Film Festival in 2011.

For five years Kathleen was on the board of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and for the past six years has been on the board of Images Festival of Independent Film & Video. Kathleen is a keen advocate of independent film and video-making and diverse discourses of local, national and international cinema.

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