The Event

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 22:00 Cinematheque 2
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The Event
Dir: Thom Fitzgerald
Production: Thom Fitzgerald, Bryan Hofbauer
Cast: Parker Posey, Don McKellar, Olympia Dukakis
Canada, 2003, 110min, English with Hebrew subtitles

2003 Berlin International Film Festival – Reader Jury
2003 Atlantic Film Festival – WINNER Best Director, Screenplay and Actress awards
2003 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival – Audience Choice Award winner
LA Outfest Film Festival – WINNER Best Actress award

In association with The Embassy of Canada

A drama that won’t leave a single dry eye in the house by the time the lights are on.
Set against the backdrop of Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood, Nick is an ADA who has lost her father after a lengthy illness. She is investigating the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Matt who had AIDS, and suspects his immediate circle, i.e. family and friends, had assisted him with his suicide. Through interviews with his mother, partner, sisters and friends, Nick starts to form the bigger picture about Matt’s life as it plays out before us in flashbacks. It turns out that just before his death, Matt threw a big farewell to life party organized together with all his loved ones.