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  • DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: BRIDGE NO. 29 (2014)

    DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:
    BRIDGE NO. 29 (2014)

    My short film stands as a cautionary tale for those unwilling to take personal responsibility for their mistakes until they are thoroughly helpless. The helping hand that Glenn is reaching for this time is Sandra, an old friend he hasn’t seen in a long time. Their reunion couldn’t be more awful. Both of them become engaged in a fierce and highly calculated battle of wills.

  • A Few Bits on A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS (1985)

    A Few Bits on A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS (1985)

    Peter Greenaway’s sumptuously decadent film "A Zed and Two Noughts" (1985) is one that sates both the visceral and cerebral palettes. While the viewers watch these images, they can contemplate how the subtle offsets to otherwise level and harmonious compositions are really broken illusions that reflect their chaotic reality.

  • Movie Review: BERNIE (2012)

    Movie Review: BERNIE (2012)

    Too often, people cannot believe that he – of all people! – could commit murder. That is the buzz coming from the good people of Carthage, Texas over their beloved Bernie Tiede – the real life subject of Richard Linklater’s bizarre crime story.

  • Movie Review: INCENDIES (2011)

    Movie Review: INCENDIES (2011)

    Nawal Marwan is dead. The room is still and unbearably quiet. As the notary Jean Lebel (Rémy Girard) reads Nawal's final will and testament aloud, Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette) are disturbed by their mother's final request.

  • Movie Posters: LIFE DURING WARTIME (2010) and Other Films by Todd Solondz

    Movie Posters: LIFE DURING WARTIME (2010) and Other Films by Todd Solondz

    Over Todd Solondz's career from "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (1996) to "Palindromes" (2004), the posters of his films have been consistently inspired. Their designs and illustrations(!) convey the sweet and sour qualities of his controversial themes, which engage and then subvert our expectations.

One More Week…

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 16, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

It’s official!

The NSI Online Short Film Festival will screen Socket (2016) on January 22nd.

Click HERE where my short film will be made available.

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Two Weeks From Now…

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 08, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

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2017: 52 Films by Women Challenge

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 03, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

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I just came across the 52 Films by Women challenge today. Since I keep close track of my movie viewing, let’s see how I did in 2017 having no initiative that these were going to be counted.

The Edge of Seventeen (dir. Kelly Fremon Craig)
Sleepwalk (dir. Sara Driver)
Standing Tall (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)
Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt) (Watched it twice)
Always Shine (dir. Sophia Takal)
Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović)
Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren and Alexandr Hackenschmied)
All This Panic (dir. Jenny Gage)
Viktoria (dir. Maya Vitkova)
Karl Marx City (dir. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker)
Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
Mansfield Park (dir. Jane Austen)
Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade) (2nd time)
David Lynch: The Art Life (dir. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Rick Barnes)
Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau) (Watched it twice)
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SOCKET (2016) Is Going to Cinema New York City!

Written by Christopher Beaubien • August 04, 2017 • Start the Discussion!

The film festival Cinema New York City has officially selected my new short film Socket (2016)!

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My producer Matt Seeley (Hamster Wheel) and I are thrilled to be included in the film festival’s lineup.

So what’s Socket about?

A doctor punishes a photographer for ridiculing her amateurish attempts at his profession.

You can read more about it HERE.

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SOCKET (2016) Goes to the Rio Grind Film Festival!

Written by Christopher Beaubien • October 28, 2016 • Start the Discussion!

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The good people at the Rio Theatre have selected my new short film Socket (2016) to screen at The Rio Grind Film Festival. All twenty-three minutes of it! This marks its world premiere in theatres, and a Vancouver one at that.

What they said:

Join us at the Rio Theatre for what may be the absolute best Short Film Screening event in the history of Vancouver, ever. It’s the Rio Grind Film Festival’s 2016 lineup, and it is good.

In fact, it’s so good that we’re presenting it over the course of two days! This year, we were fortunate to receive submissions from 12 countries, and were overwhelmed with the quality and variety of stories told by emerging filmmakers from around the world.

Bloody good shorts… From around the world!

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