October 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday October 17 | 9 PM | Jackman Hall AGO
Qu’importe la gravité (Regarding Gravity)
Matthieu Brouillard | 2017 | Canada | 79 Minutes | Toronto Premiere
Screening with Villa Ventura | Roman Hüben | 2017 | Switzerland | 26 Mins |
French, Italian with English Subtitles | ASL, Open Captions
Regarding Gravity is a touching and poignant portrait of a friendship between two completely different people. Christian, 63, lives with a rare genetic condition that impairs his vision. Bruce, 71, is hard of hearing and bipolar. While Christian is usually calm and reserved, Bruce is boisterous and loud. Nevertheless, the two men share a big dream: to defy gravity and fly. Christian has become skilled at paragliding. Now, he wants Bruce to join him in this adventurous sport. Filmmaker Matthieu Brouillard meekly observes the two men as they passionately fight gravity while deconstructing the conventional notions of living with physical and mental disabilities.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthieu Brouillard.
GENRE : Documentary
KEYWORD: Bipolar, Physical disability, Friendship, Sports
SEE ALSO IN THE FESTIVAL: The Worlds of Vincent, The Song and The Sorrow
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair Accessible Venue, ASL, Open Captions