Don’t let the Sun catch you crying

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The NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
proudly presents

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying

FREE SCREENINGS
Featuring an exhibition of resident artwork and memorabilia from the film.

Friday May 31st
Misericordia Health Centre Auditorium
99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg

10:00 a.m. Media Event and Screening – Filmmakers will facilitate an art activity for visiting students, guests, and Misericordia residents to celebrate intergenerational creativity and collaboration.

Additional public screenings and Q&A with filmmakers
at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying is a short meditation on love, grief, and imagination. The hand-drawn animated documentary was created through a collaboration between mother, elder and narrator Edith Almadi and filmmakers Natalie Baird and Toby Gillies. This poetic piece celebrates life and the transformative ability of art to elevate and transcend us. Through vivid drawings and Edith’s simple yet magical words, the film explores our enduring bond with loved ones who have passed. In honouring her son’s life within the cosmos, Edith’s artworks embody colours, shapes and metaphors that remind us of the timeless power of love, gravity,
and grace until our final breaths.

Director’s Statement

“Since 2014, we have led an art program at Misericordia Place, a personal-care home in our neighbourhood. The program is a way to tell stories and connect with residents while nurturing the development of expressive and personal visual styles. This is where we met Edith Almadi. The film has grown out of many years of conversations with Edith, honing in on the parts of her story that we share. The animations are an expression of our combined imaginations, incorporating imagery from our minds, Edith’s words
and the drawings we’ve made together.”
— Natalie Baird and Toby Gillies

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