When: Saturday, May 13 / 1 pm
Where: Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St
East coast independent filmmaker Bill MacGillivray will compare his film Life Classes with Don Shebib’s Goin’ Down The Road in terms of appropriation, cultural representation and notions of regionalism versus the centre as well as gender politics. Bill MacGillivray is a pioneering independent filmmaker based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was one of the founders of the Atlantic Filmmaker’s Co-operative, one of the oldest artist run centres in Canada next to the Winnipeg Film Group. He has made five fiction features, numerous documentaries and shorter films as well as a television series. The Cinematheque is honored to feature a four day retrospective of his works.