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HER-Story: My Millennial Life

  • Carlton Cinema 20 Carlton Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2H5 Canada (map)

Theatre Opens | 6:00PM
Opening Remarks | 6:30PM
Screening | 6:35PM
Q&A (w/ director + special guests) | 8:30PM

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HER-STORY is celebrating its first full year of women-powered documentary cinema. The focus of this screening is on our millennial generation. 

“Rather than looking at millennials as a statistic, the way they’re treated in so many articles and posts, we chose to delve deeper and capture our subjects, and their challenges and dreams over the period of a year or more. We tried to step into their shoes and show their perceptions of the world.…” - Maureen Judge (director).

We are pleased to announce our feature presentation My Millennial Life (2016), a cross-platform documentary and winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary. Maureen is an award-winning Toronto filmmaker whose work has played at festivals and been broadcast across Canada and around the world. 

We are really excited to screen this film because it is both a feature length film and an interactive website that showcases further media. 

The other powerhouse women who teamed up with Judge for the film are: CATHY GULKIN, award winning editor; CHARLOTTE ENGEL, producer; and MAYA BANKOVIC, Director Of Photography.

And for the interactive: CHARLOTTE ENGEL, producer & story editor; MAYA BANKOVIC, Director Of Photography; LINDA FONG, Independent Production Officer; ANGELA MORITSUGU, SABREENA PETERS, and NICOLE ROGERS, researchers; ANGELA MORITSUGU, Assistant Editor; SOPHIE YALKAZIEN, Transcription; and LORRAINE GRANT, Colorist, Urban Post.

My Millennial Life is a heart-stopping portrayal of the adventures of five dynamic 20-somethings as they launch themselves, and the obstacles and opportunities they face along the way.

“In my mind growing up, it was like, after public school you go to high school, after high school you go to university, you get your degree and then you’re somebody. And I thought that that entitled me to some type of career but really that’s just simply not the case.” - Emily, 24.

A film about millennials told in a way that millennials are familiar with. And we millennials were all 20 something once, right? For some of us, those memories are as strong as ever. We all know the struggle we faced entering a changing workforce that focused on short-term contracts without benefits or pensions that our parents received. This film is a delicate portrayal of something we can all cling to as familiar, without the added negativity that usually accompanies portrayals of our generation. 

We are pleased to announce that both Director Maureen Judge and Editor Cathy Gulkin will be attending the screening and post Q&A with Meron (one of the five Millennials). We hope you’ll stick around.

We are going to be screening the feature film and showcasing the digital project during the Q&A!

HER-STORY is a unique documentary series from The MUFF Society. Drawing from our female-led/centric film team criteria, we screen documentaries directed, produced, filmed, and/or edited by female talent. While the subject matter itself does not have to explore women's issues or themes, we aim to program films covering topical issues from passionate filmmakers who are willing to share their behind-the-lens experience with our community. 

The MUFF Society (Monthly Underground Female Film Society) is a feminist screening series based in Toronto, (with prior pop-ups in New York City and San Francisco). We aim to champion women in film both on and off screen and we do this by programming films that have awesome female characters and/or have powerhouse female players behind the scenes: directors, writers, editors, producers etc. We are also an online community that aims to keeps the conversations about women in film flowing and supports and promotes other film events and initiatives which are focused on women in film.

Our awesome venue and home base, Imagine Cinemas Carlton, has a fully accessible entrance, snack area (very important), theatres, and toilets. If you have any additional accessibility concerns, please reach out to us in advance of a screening. MUFF is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for all of our patrons and will do our best to accommodate. You can read more about Imagine Cinema’s Accessibility Plan here:

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