Aug 28, 2013 Montreal – IndieCan Entertainment brings to Montreal the acclaimed documentary directed by Liz Marshall: The Ghosts in Our Machine. The film will be presented for five consecutive nights at Cinema du Parc in Montreal. Montrealers will now have the chance to view Liz Marshall’s documentary that follows the vocation and devotion of animal activist – photographer Jo-Anne McArthur.
The Ghosts In Our Machine has been screening in theaters and festivals across Canada garnering much attention. The film had a successful world premiere this past spring at the 20th Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival and it was rated within the top ten-audience favorite. The movie was also awarded the Yorkton Golden Sheaf Award for Best Nature/ Environmental Documentary.
Award-winning director Marshall follows the protagonist for over the course of a year. Jo-Ann McArthur and her camera captured the stories of several animals in different parts of North America and Europe. What society sees as food, fashion, entertainment and research, McArthur captures the sentient beings that are victims of human’s daily routine.
This is all part of the project called We Animals. According to the website, the book is due out in late Fall 2013.
“It is a one-of-a-kind, visually arresting documentary that focuses on our human relationship to non-human animals ” – IndieCan.
The screening of the shows will happen at 7pm. These are the screening dates that will include a period of questions and answers with Liz Marshall:
- Sunday September 29th - Q&A with Director, Producer Liz Marshall and Special Guest Alanna Devine, CSPCA Director of Animal Advocacy.
- Monday September 30th - Q&A with Director, Producer Liz Marshall and Photographer, Protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur.
- Tuesday October 1st - Q&A with Photographer, Protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur and Special Guest Alanna Devine, CSPCA Director of Animal Advocacy.
The Ghosts In Our Machine has been praised from the likes of Woody Harrelson, Bill Maher, and James Cromwell and by international animal and environmental advocates. Radiohead agreed to the use of their song “Give Up The Ghost” for use in the film.
Masterful ... A vital film that needed to be made at this point in history and has been made magnificently.
– James Cromwell, Actor
The truth can be hard to take, but we have an obligation to look and see what’s going on, and, if we don’t like it, a chance to stop going along with it. This important film provides precisely that insight and that opportunity.
- Bill Maher, Host, Comedian