Monday, September 14, 2009

Super Duper Dog Movie at the Atlantic Film Festival!!

Local Dog Blogger - Heather Young, who writes the blog "For the Love of the Jowl" - a blog about her very photogenic dogue de bordeaux - it turns out, is also a film-maker!

She has a short film that is going to be at the Atlantic Film Festival next Monday September 21st - this is what is on the Facebook site about the film -

Dog Girl is a short film written and directed by Heather Young. It is playing in Atlantic Shorts IV at AFF with 5 other short films.

Tickets can be purchased at the AFF box office at Parklane and at Video Difference on Quinpool.

Dog Girl recently won the Norman McLaren Award for best overall student film at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Here is what the NFB had to say:
"Dog Girl is a realistically filmed drama, intensely evocative and sensitively acted, a story of adolescence in an underprivileged suburb, where hope can rise from despair."

Brittany is fourteen and lives in a public housing neighbourhood with her single mother. Despite her bleak environment she is outgoing, trusting, and optimistic. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, he starts an odd and embarrassing rumour about her that causes her to make a decision to take control of her identity.

The movie is being screened with 5 other short films at Park Lane 8 September 21st at 7pm - you can find out more or buy tickedts at the Atlantic Film Festivals website or join the Facebook's event page.

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