L.A. Tea Time

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Toronto Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Markers
Film Subjects:America
Personal Histories
Film & Filmmaking
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sophie Bédard-Marcotte
Producer(s):Caroline Galipeau
Editor(s):Joël Morin-Ben Abdallah
Writer(s):Sophie Bédard-Marcotte
Cinematography:Isabelle Stachtchenko
Sound:Juliette Guérin


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

Restless and trapped in a demoralizing Montreal winter, filmmaker Sophie Bédard-Marcotte finds herself consumed with the desire to meet her idol, director and writer Miranda July. Dreaming of an escape and some much-needed inspiration, she decides to hit the road with Isabelle Stachtchenko, her director of photography. On their cross-country trek, they wander through the heart of the USA, recording their exploits and embracing the cinematic scope of the landscape. When crossing paths with a wide range of colourful characters, Sophie’s openness allows for an honest vulnerability that exposes a modern America through the eyes of a Canadian millennial outsider. At times showing glimmers of Agnes Varda, L.A. Tea Time is a whimsical travelogue that’s seeking big answers, but never takes itself too seriously, as it jumps from a redneck roadhouse to a New Age meditation session. Like the best joyrides, it’s more about the journey than the destination. Alexander Rogalski

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.


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