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"I was desperate to copy life, to make some record, to give it some form." —Sharon Olds

A filmmaker trained in the genre of the experimental personal narrative, Toronto-based Kelly O'Brien presents a new work that extends a family slide show into the format of a live performance. At once intimate and candid, the performance is a retelling of moments from her daily life, culled through years of Facebook posts. Reconfiguring these daily images into a performance, O'Brien transforms the way we share and see our most intimate moments, and brings them into a sharp and playful perspective of our neglected daily pains and pleasures.

Reluctantly joining Facebook in 2009 because her family was having a benefit for her son, teddy, who was born with many special needs, O'Brien initially used social media to get the word out about the event. O'Brien didn't have much to do with Facebook again until a few years later, when she started posting iPhone pictures, quotes by writers she liked, and little stories—mostly about her kids, but also about trees in her neighbourhood, news of the world, the kindness of strangers, and chance encounters that caused her to ponder the meaning of life.

Paired with Incident Reports by filmmaker Mike Hoolboom, both works are situated within the intimacy of the theatre space to speak to manifesting our daily realities with ourselves and with each other through contemplative observations and astute resolution.

Bio: Kelly O'Brien makes diary films that have screened internationally. She lives with her husband, three kids, a dog and a gecko in Toronto. She received her MFA in film production at York University.


Co-presented in partnership with the 8fest.
With the generous support of TD Bank Group.

Please Note:
Limited capacity. First come first seating.
Tickets only available at the door.
$15 general admission, $8 students, seniors, underemployed.


Following Postings from Home:
Ticket sales for Incident Reports by Mike Hoolboom will start at 8 PM, with the show beginning at 9 PM in the same space.

Tickets only available at the door.
$12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, underemployed.

Full more information on Incident Reports: http://imagesfestival.com/calendar.php?event_id=1424&month=n
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