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Cline House Gallery
204 Second St E, Cornwall, ON, K6H 1Y7

Join Cline House Gallery for a free screening of two NFB films in honour of Seniors Month. Featuring:

The Head Vanishes (Franck Dion | 2016 | 9 min 28 s)

Jacqueline isn’t quite in her right mind anymore, but she’s determined to take the train to the seaside, as she does every summer. Only this year, she’s constantly being followed by some woman who claims to be her daughter, and the trip takes some unexpected, phantasmagorical turns.

Franck Dion’s gentle, poetic film invites us to share the journey of an elderly woman living with degenerative dementia, as her confused mind leaves her open to danger.

screening with:

The Company of Strangers (Cynthia Scott | 1990 | 1 h 40 min )

In this feature film, 7 elderly women find themselves stranded when their bus breaks down in the wilderness. With only their wits, memories and some roasted frogs’ legs to sustain them, this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and turn a potential crisis into a magical time of humour, spirit and camaraderie. Featuring non-professional actors and unscripted dialogue, this film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heart-warming tale of friendship and courage.

For more information visit the organizer’s website here.

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