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Left Opened Screening + TalkBack

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HCMA Architecture + Design

675 West Hastings Street, #400

Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

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Left Opened is a poetry (Christine Bissonnette), improvised piano (Craig Addy) and dance (Drew Temple and Vitantonio Spinelli) collaboration about the experience of anxiety. Directed by Rick Etkin, we filmed Left Opened on February 19th at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver.

There are two very different versions of the film with different thematic focuses, edited by Trevor Jacobsen and Maddi Dewalt.


We're very excited to be sharing a private screening of Left Opened at HCMA. Address: 675 W Hastings Street, 4th floor (#400)

Buzz 0400 upon arrival.

I would like to acknowledge that this screening will be hosted on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The film is just 14 minutes long, and will be proceeded by a talk back with the creative team.

We're specifically curious about:

1. Which sections of the film stood out to you?

2. At any point, did the film feel prescriptive?

3. If you live with anxiety, do you feel that we've shared a relevant exploration of the topic? If you had an opportunity to share an aspect of your story with teens and/or adults living with anxiety, what would you share?

For some context, I have plans to develop curriculum around discussing anxiety in schools, with this film as a conversation starter.

SCHEDULE FOR THE SCREENING:

6:30-7:00 -- Arrival

7:00-7:20 -- Screening (plus introductions)

7:20-8:00 -- Talk back

8:00-8:30 -- Connecting with other guests (we will additionally have some short feedback forms we'd love for you to fill out).

We have a limited number of tickets available. Please only RSVP if you can definitely attend.

Learn more about the project, and view the trailer.

If you have any questions, please send me an email: christine@9creativelives.com

Thank you.

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