Judy Versus Capitalism

Available until June 6 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Markers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mike Hoolboom
Producer(s):Mike Hoolboom
Editor(s):Mike Hoolboom


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Markers: Films that make their mark by pushing the boundaries of documentary

Judy Rebick has always lent her voice to those who need to be heard. Since the 1970s, she’s been a vocal advocate for a more progressive Canada. A second-wave feminist, writer, journalist and radical activist, Rebick worked closely with Dr. Henry Morgentaler and the pro-choice movement and led the largest women’s organization in Canada through the 1990s. Decades of advocacy and living in the public eye coincided with her personal challenges with mental health, stemming from childhood trauma. Teaming up with filmmaker and friend Mike Hoolboom, they collaboratively revisit the past through six chapters of significant moments of Rebick’s life. Archival footage and Hoolboom’s impressionistic Super 8 film aesthetic punctuate her storytelling, which is both achingly honest and endearing. Her impassioned mission to bring about change and oppose neoliberal and conservative ideologies, along with her journey to come to terms with her own identity, show that the personal is most definitely political. Alexander Rogalski

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

Co-presented with Myseum of Toronto and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto


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