OIFF 2014 presents “In the Turn”

In The Turn follows a 10 year­ old transgender girl in rural Canada as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations. The pain she endures at school takes a toll on not only her self­esteem, but also on the emotional stability of her family. Our film documents Crystal’s journey as she and her family struggle against the challenges of prejudice, hatred and ignorance. Her world opens up when her mother discovers the Vagine Regime, a queer collective of roller derby players. Crystal is introduced to a community that is comprised of people of all shapes, sizes,backgrounds and identities. The Vagine Regime is not only accepting of Crystal, but they actively support her journey. Crystal improves from being excluded from athletic teams to being welcomed into one with open arms: she steps out of the shadows and onto the track. IN THE TURN weaves Crystal’s story into the broader narrative of the evolution of roller derby from a niche sport into a social movement with strong roots in the LGBTQ community. Crystal adds her profile to the mosaic of other transgender, lesbian, and queer roller derby skaters who have found acceptance and empowerment in The Vagine Regime.

The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with a showcase of Canadian and international films at the historic Mayfair Theatre.Over the course of four days, OIFF will showcase 25 films, including narrative features, shorts and documentaries.

 

All tickets $10

Feature film highlights include:

Girlhouse
Canadian premiere
Director and producers in attendance | Q&A
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American Descent
Canadian premiere
Director and producers in attendance | Q&A
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My Father and the Man in Black
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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life
Oscar-winner, Best Documentary Short
Producer in attendance | Q&A
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In the Turn
Special LGBQT film presentation
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Chess Game
Canadian premiere
Director in attendance | Q&A
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The Lost Key
Canadian premiere
Director in attendance | Q&A

PLUS

Short films from across Canada and around the world

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • The Director’s Guild of Canada
  • Lieutenant’s Pump
  • Wall Sound
  • Beam Inc.
  • Barefoot Wine
  • Menzies Lawyers
  • Precision Transfer
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