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Fall 2010
September 13 SPECIAL EVENT

Come early for a Wine and Cheese Reception. Starts at 6:30 pm and memberships will be on sale. Buy your $15 annual membership and save $3 on every film, or become a Friend of the Film Society for $99 and get into all films free until August 2011, plus receive special perks.

still shots from "I killed my mother"I killed my mother
(J’ai tué ma mère)

Canada, 2009, 96 minutes, comedy
Writer/Director: Xavier Dolan
French with English subtitles.

SCFS Fall season opening night with wine and cheese. Doors open at 6:45pm.

One of the most talked about films of 2009, 19-year-old Xavier Dolan writes, directs and stars in J’ai tué ma mère, a French Canadian coming-of-age story about a young gay man and his tumultuous relationship with his mother.

The title refers to Hubert lying to his teacher that his mother has died. She later expresses this lie as "you killed your mother,” inspiring Hubert to write an essay with the film’s title. The film aptly examines both sides of the teenager-parent relationship, at times being both comical and heartening.

Won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2009 along with the Cannes Prix Regards Jeune and a total 20 other international awards.


»  Trailer.
»  I killed my mother. Review by Jay Weissberg in Variety.
»  An archetypal teen takes on his mother’s inner tiger. Review by Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail.
»  Interview with Xavier Dolan (video), by "Out at TIFF" host Matt Thomas.


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