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AWAY FROM HER (2006) Canadian Cinema Film Talk Series

Tickets: Free

Join Fred Fuchs, Jeffrey Bender, and special guest Karen Robins from the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton to discuss Sarah Polley’s AWAY FROM HER (2006)

Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Michael Murphy, Sarah Polley, Kristen Thomson, and Olympia Dukakis

  • Genie Awards: Seven, including Best Motion Picture
  • Academy Award nominations: Best Actress (Julie Christie), Best Adapted Screenplay (Sarah Polley)

Based on Alice Munro’s short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”, the feature directorial debut of Polley, from the 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

Married for almost 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona’s (Julie Christie) serenity is interrupted by Fiona’s increasingly frequent memory lapses. When it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that she is being consumed by Alzheimer’s, the limits of love and loyalty are wrenchingly redefined.


Watch AWAY FROM HER on CBC Gem Rent, Stream, or Buy AWAY FROM HER Register for the Zoom Film Talk June 7 at 8:00 pm