Venus (Canadian Film Showcase)

Wednesday September 05, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Ottawa, CA

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Event Details

95 minutes
Dir. Eisha Marjara (will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening)

At once hilarious and serious, smart and sassy, Eisha Marjara’s articulate, absorbing, and lively gender shifting comedy, Venus, is the witty tale of Sid (featuring New York-based actor Debargo Sanyal in a brilliant performance), a transitioning woman whose life takes a surprising turn when a 14-year-old boy named Ralph arrives at her door with the surprising announcement that he is her son. It seems that back in his youth, before Sid’s gender identity was clear to him, he and his girlfriend did what young people do; and now the result of that earlier life has sought out his biological father. While Sid is stunned by this news, Ralph meanwhile is as surprised to discover he has a trans ‘father’ as he is intrigued at the sheer coolness of it. Suddenly, Sid must ponder the consequences of this profound news and share it with her Indo-Canadian parents and with, Daniel, the love of her life. Just when she thought transitioning was complicated, Sid quickly learns that she ain’t seen nothing yet!


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Canadian Film Institute

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The Canadian Film Institute, incorporated over 82 years ago in 1935, organizes a number of popular and exciting film festivals and events in the Ottawa area, including the European Union Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the Latin American Film Festival.
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, non-governmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world.


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Where and When
Alma Duncan Salon - Ottawa Art Gallery
10 Daly Ave
Ottawa, ON
Start Date: 2018-09-05 19:00:00
End Date: 2018-09-05 21:00:00