Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
(2006, 48 minutes)
This documentary explores the force of fiction of the Paris-based short story master, Mavis Gallant, considered by both critics and her literary peers to be one of the most "talented women writing in the English language." Many of her works were published in the New Yorker magazine and are available in collections that include Montreal Stories, Across the Bridge and Paris Stories.
This film offers an intimate glimpse of a fiercely private woman devoted to the compact elegance of the short story. Robert Fulford, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks and others offer insight into her influences and legacy, while selected readings, in-depth interviews and archival footage of a younger Gallant bring the author and her writing into deeper focus.
Director: Lynn Booth
Producers: Lynn Booth, Make Believe Media