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Independent Film Week: INERTIA

FRI, NOV 28 / 9 pm
Dir. Sean Garrity | Canada 2001 | 92min.

Restlessness, doubt, desire, and regret are the main characters in writer-director Sean Garrity’s “Inertia” , his challenging and comical debut feature film. “Inertia” examines the complicated romantic inter-relations of four urban 20-somethings as they stumble into awkward infidelity and unrequited love in search of something more.

In INERTIA, the lives of four characters are sidetracked by desire into deception, adultery, and incest.Joseph (Jonas Chernick) cannot accept that Laura (Sarah Constible) doesn’t want him anymore. He believes they are still very much in love and all she needs is a little “space” to realize what they have together.Laura wants to explore other options. She is currently infatuated with Joseph’s married friend, Bruce (Gordon Tanner). Joseph believes, with Bruce’s help, he can get Laura back. He is unaware that Laura and Bruce slept together when Joseph and Laura first started seeing each other.Bruce, who recently married Yumi in an effort to leave his pleasure-seeking lifestyle behind, now finds himself attracted to Joseph’s nineteen-year-old cousin, Alex (Micheline Marchildon).Alex, on the other hand, is obsessed with Joseph. Joseph innocently believes she moved to the city to attend university but it doesn’t take long for him to realize she has other things on her mind.In this anti-romance drama, four people blindly follow their desires, and only realize where it has taken them, once it’s too late.

Sean Garrity / Background:
A native of Winnipeg, filmmaker and musician Sean Garrity studied film production and theory at York University in Toronto and the Instituto de Arte Cinematografico de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires. He has made a number of documentaries and short films, including Middle, which won awards at film festivals in Toronto and Vancouver; How Much for a Half Kilo?, which won the Best Film Award at the Calgary Independent Film Festival; and Buenos Aires Souvenir, which was an Official Selection at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. Inertia won the Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival.

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