Whistler Film Festival 2019: Katharine O’Brien on LOST TRANSMISSIONS

Lost Transmissions is about mental illness. It’s also about the mental wavelengths we’re on, trying to connect to with one another, and missing. On one hand the film is grounded in realism. It shows someone trying to help their friend with psychiatric care. On the other hand, the film looks at how bizarre the real world is if we take a moment to consider it in depth. Lost Transmissions is the opening film at Whistler Film Festival 2019, where it is among the films nominated for an AWFJ EDA Award. Here’s what directior Katharine O’Briien has to say about making the film.

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THE FIGHT – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

Actor Jessica Hynes makes an astonishing directorial debut with British indie The Fight, in which she also writes and stars. This unpin-down-able little movie is disconcerting on many levels… not least which is the fact that it is that rarest of cinematic beasts: a movie overtly about women’s anger, a subject that movies usually avoid.

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