Picture Day

The Arts Council Presents: “Picture Day”
Written & Directed By Kate Melville.
Massey Theatre April 29th 7:30pm

Kate Melville will be introducing her much acclaimed movie at the Massey and will be on hand for a Q & A session.

Award winner at Whistler, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria, Riverrun, Sudbury and Windsor Film Festival.

A rebellious teenager (Tatiana Maslany, Grown Up Movie Star) forced to repeat her last year of high school is caught between adolescence and adulthood — and between two very different male admirers — in this charming and vibrant debut feature from writer-director Kate Melville.

One of the most charming and vibrant debut features by a Canadian filmmaker in recent memory, Kate Melville’s Picture Day features rising star Tatiana Maslany as Claire Paxton, a teenage girl who has all the freedoms of adulthood but none of the responsibilities. Forced to repeat her last year of high school due to bad grades and absenteeism, Claire still prefers to cut class whenever feasible and spends her nights clubbing, living on the fringes of the adult world she’s almost part of.

Smoothly directed by Melville, Picture Day sketches a scruffier, less upscale version of the world inhabited by Noah Baumbach’s lost adolescents. The film is anchored by an extraordinary performance by Maslany, who more than delivers on the promise evident in Grown Up Movie Star. Together, Maslany and Melville have created a protagonist as unique, infuriating, complex and memorable as the heroines of New Waterford Girl, Emporte-moi or Double Happiness.

All pass holders are entitled to bring one guest for FREE! Meet Kate at Last Monday at the Movies, an event not to be missed!

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