Two films by Millefiore Clarkes at Atlantic Film Festival
The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is a celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. This year’s event celebrates 36 years of the Festival and takes place from September 15 to 22.
Several Prince Edward Island films will be screened during this year’s Festival. The Sunday Night Gala: Reel East Coast Shorts, presented by CBC, on September 18 at Cineplex Cinemas Oxford Theatre, will include a film by PEI’s Millefiore Clarkes, September in Toronto. Clarkes says that the film is “A journey back to the city of my birth—Toronto. How memory mixes with fresh experience. How experience comes in flashes, and fragments, impressions, and fleeting sensations.”
Also by Mille Clarkes is Across America. Of the film Clarkes says, “Not long ago my partner and I traversed the vast country of America (US). This dreamy lyrical documentary muses on the subtle shifts in landscape and how land shapes culture, and how tied together these elements create a national identity.
“i ran my hand over the spine of america / how coast lines become forests / turn foothills and mountains / how mountains level / to plateaus / grasslands crack wide to canyons / species shift / obeying the land / culture catches the light of the land / and beast / reflects and refines / all one land / one body / one animal family / breathe in and out / america.”