7PM, Friday, March 6, 2020

FILMMAKER RETROSPECTIVE

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

HONORARY DIRECTOR

DEBORAH KAMPMEIER

jOIN US FOR A FILMMAKER 

RETROSPECTIVE, AND 

BEST IN THE BIZ TRIBUTE

Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier is beloved and much-celebrated by the Female Eye. Her first feature, Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004: the John Cassavetes Award and Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. It won Best Feature Film at FeFF in 2006, and Elisabeth received an inaugural Honorary Best Actress Award for her performance.

 

Deborah’s second feature, Hounddog, starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Her third feature, Split, won Best of Show at FeFF in 2016. Kampmeier made her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar in 2019 and followed immediately with two episodes of DuVernay’s new series Cherish the Day. Two new projects are currently in development: a feature called Dirt Rhapsody and a limited series called Pilgrim’s Wilderness.

 

On Friday, March 6 at 8:45PM we proudly present Split (2016), followed by an audience Q&A with the filmmaker and special guests.

Join us for a Best In the Biz Tribute with Deborah Kampmeier on Saturday, March 7 at 12:15PM, followed by a screening of Hounddog (2007) at 2:00PM and an audience Q&A with Deborah and special guests.

 

Also on Saturday, at 7PM we are delighted to showcase Virgin (2003), starring Elisabeth Moss in her debut feature film role. Following this special presentation, we will welcome Elisabeth and Deborah to the stage for an intimate conversation. 

Our Closing Gala Feature is the Canadian premiere of Deborah’s film Tape (2019), on Sunday, March 8 at 8PM. Joining Deborah for the audience Q&A are actors Isabelle Fuhrman, Annarosa Mudd, and Tarek Bishara. 

FILM SCHEDULE

Split

Friday, March 6

8:45PM

Split (2016) follows the surreal and epic journey of a young woman to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting them in the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna (Amy Ferguson), a young actress, becomes obsessed with a mask maker (Morgan Spector), she sacrifices parts of her life to win his love. At the same time, she embarks on a mythic journey in the theatre that blurs her performance, her dreams, and her real life and results in a provocative and powerful confrontation that frees them both. 
A moderated Q&A with the director and special guests follows the screening.

Hounddog

Saturday,

March 7

12:15 PM

Join us for a Best in the Biz Tribute and a special screening of Hounddog.
FeFF BEST IN THE BIZ TRIBUTE
2020 Honorary Director, Deborah Kampmeier
Deborah’s Best in the Biz Tribute, part of a signature series at FeFF that features an intimate conversation with Deborah Kampmeier will be followed by a special presentation of Hounddog (2007).

2:00 PM

Hounddog (2007) is a drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley and, ultimately, in the healing power of her own voice. Starring Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, David Morse, and Piper Laurie.
A moderated Q&A with the director and special guests follows the screening.

Virgin

Saturday,

March 7

7:00 PM

Deborah’s first feature, Virgin (2003), starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004: the John Cassavetes Award and Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. It also won Best Feature Film at FeFF in 2006, where Elisabeth received an inaugural Honorary Best Actress Award for her performance.

 

Elisabeth Moss is an American actor. She is best known for the AMC series Mad Men (2007–2015), the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017–present), the film The One I Love (2014), and most recently The Invisible Man (2020).

Join us for an intimate conversation with filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier and Elisabeth Moss following the screening.

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