Shoulder The Lion
Directed by: Erinnisse Rebisz and Patryk Rebisz
Length: 74 minutes
International premiere (US)
Scotiabank Theatre 3 – April 29 – 9:45 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre – April 30 – 4:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 – May 2 – 3:00 pm
Filmmakers Erinnisse and Patryk Rebisz will be attending all three screenings.
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What exactly does it take to keep going during times of uncertainty and struggle?
Shoulder The Lion explores uncertain futures as experienced by three characters. Three artists, three tragedies, the usual story told in a very unusual way. A photographer who is blind questions the power of images in today’s image saturated culture. Forced to give up his dream of playing music due to his hearing loss, a musician must reinvent his future. Former boxer and painter who was the inspiration for Academy Award winning film Million Dollar Baby searches for her place in life unsure of what she should be to the world.
Viewers experience these challenges through haunting images in a documentary that eschews excessive speaking in favour of meaningful shots, putting a picture to the struggles of these artists.