Gift (2018)

The imagination creates the future.

Ottawa Premiere the Week of December 6th!

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and the beauty and challenges of fearlessly giving and receiving.

“Robin McKenna’s elliptical, poetic, and visually arresting “Gift” examines the radical concept that creativity is not a commodity to be sold but a blessing to be shared.” -Peter Keogh, The Boston Globe

Thank you for this magisterial film, subtle as it is on the revolutionary nature of art and the power forged when we honor our gifts and give them away. A dream, a meditation, a call to action. -Terry Tempest Williams, author & environmentalist

“At a time when art is relentlessly commercialized and commodified, Robin McKenna’s “Gift” provides a gentle and welcome reminder of other values.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on the creative process and the things that make us human.” -Jonathan Lethem, novelist

Sat Dec 7 3:30 pm

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Mon Dec 9 4:00 pm

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