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Brian Stockton: The Epic Story of My Life in Ten Short Films (2002-2018)

Sat, Nov 17 / 7 pm
Introduced by Brian Stockton.

In 2002 Saskatchewan filmmaker Brian Stockton embarked on series of (mostly) humourous short films that would attempt to document his life. This ambitious project concludes in 2018 with the final film in the series, All The T-Shirts I Have Owned. The 5 main parts in the series are a chronological telling of Stockton’s life that utilize old home movies, family photographs and dramatic recreations. The first three are known as The Saskatchewan Trilogy and have played to critical acclaim at festivals around the world.
The series is rounded out with My Dinner With Generation X (2010) which covers his adult years.

Four of the films are labelled as ‘appendices’and include The Man Who Built My Childhood (Appendix B) (2008) about renowned Saskatchewan architect Joseph Pettick, designer of many of the key buildings in Stockton’s life.

Saskatchewan (2002) 5 min.
Saskatchewan Part 2 (2003) 12 min.
All The Teachers I Have Known (Appendix A) (2004) 4 min.
Saskatchewan Part 3 (2006) 11 min.
Whitmore Park (The Epic Story of My Life Part 4) (2008) 9 min.
The Man Who Built My Childhood (Appendix B) (2008) 5 min.
Snapshots (Appendix C) (2013) 11 min.
2081 (The Epic Story of My Life Part 5) (2017) 11 min.
All The T-Shirts I have Owned (Appendix D) (2018) 4 min.

Background on Brian Stockton: Brian Stockton is an accomplished filmmaker with a large body of work in various genres including drama, animation and documentary. His work often blurs the lines between genres by invoking numerous styles within a single film. In his ongoing series of humorous personal documentaries he has explored the relationship between personal and shared history by examining Canadian and Saskatchewan identity alongside his own. His work has screened at film festivals around the world, including several world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. There have been numerous broadcasts of his work in Canada, as well as The United States, Europe and the Scandinavian countries.

Reviews

Miss at your peril: Saskatchewan...Stockton’s grounded, deadpan voice-over, combined with the homely seduction of the images, keeps the tether strong between private myth and real life.
-Cameron Bailey, NOW MAGAZINE
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