DocTalk on National Canadian Film Day
Film: Just Watch Me! Trudeau and the 70s Generation (1999) directed by Catherine Annau
Where: Cineworks, 1131 Howe Street (Back lane Entrance)
Time: Doors & Drinks 7:00 PM, Film starts at 7:30 PM
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This coming Wednesday April 29 is National Canadian Film Day and DOC BC is delighted to present it’s firstDocTalk event! DocTalk is a monthly screening and discussion of a feature documentary, presented in collaboration with Cineworks. Every month, DocTalk will present a range of historic, groundbreaking and recent works that explore, challenge and develop the documentary form. In the spirit of celebrating Canadian films in the context of critical discussion, our first presentation is Just Watch Me! Trudeau and the 70s Generation.
JUST WATCH ME! TRUDEAU AND THE 70s GENERATION (1999)
Directed by Catherine Annau
It wasn’t easy growing up under the elegant and enigmatic Pierre Trudeau. In Just Watch Me, we meet eight people from across the country who did: Anglo and Franco, separatist and federalist, idealist and realist. People whose personal and national dreams are intertwined. They are the Trudeau generation–Canadians who grew up during the ’70s, like director Catherine Annau, who looks at the lasting effects of Trudeau’s audacious attempt to reconfigure the idea of Canada.
This hip documentary travels across the country, its inspired cinematography showing us places we thought we knew–from the snowdrifts of Iqaluit to the towers of Calgary–in a whole new light. Most of all, this is a love story that takes us into the heart of an era and the hearts of the people who will shape Canada’s future–the Trudeau generation.
Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, 2000
Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the ’70s Generation is presented with the generous collaboration of the NFB.