Event type: All Ages
EMOTION PICTURES (SHORT FILMS + RESTORATIVE YOGA)
Most certainly a memorable moment in Reelout’s 20-year history was a screening of short films followed by a session of restorative yoga led by theatre artist and yoga instructor Michelle Girouard. We are pleased to offer this event five years later with Michelle and our new friends at Janati Yoga. Our programming committee has selected submissions that stimulate feelings of harmony and calm and we’ve also included a short film from our original screening by Kathleen Mullen. Please note that restorative yoga is a very gentle and relaxing exercise for all levels, you may bring a yoga mat or mats will also be provided. Please dress to be comfortable. Read below for more details on the films, about the yoga and about Michelle.
Forget Me Not by Ferran Navarro-Beltrán/7min/2018/Spain
Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.
Carlito Leaves Forever by Quentin Lazzarotto/7:40min/ Peru
A short poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever.
You Wash My Skin With Sunshine by Kathleen Mullen/6min/2005/Canada
With few childhood memories of her mother’s affection, Mullen mines old home movies for evidence. When she doesn’t find exactly what she’s looking for, she sets out to create a new family movie of her own, starring her surprisingly willing mother. A reflection on memory, loss, reconciliation and love.
The Art of the Morning by Nathan Hauch/5:41/2016/Canada
A lyrical look at how one person prepares for the day ahead, savouring each moment.
About Restorative Yoga
Yoga teaches us about cultivating multidimensional intimacy within so we may better be able to live in right relationship with the outer worlds that surround us. Restorative yoga is a very gentle and relaxing practice that welcomes all bodies into the room. It can serve to cool, calm and renew the body’s nervous system. When the body’s nervous system relaxes, all sorts of stressors and inflammation in the body can settle as well. Digestion can improve, heart rate can lower, sleep can deepen, immunity can boost, and anxiety can be eased.
About Michelle Girouard
Michelle is a theatre artist and yoga instructor living in Kingston, Ontario. She’s happily completing her BFA at Queen’s University with a vision of moving forward with her Masters Studies next year. The bridges between theater and storytelling, contemporary spiritual activism and social healing engage her imagination and heart. Beyond the fun of studies, her children, her chosen family and her garden fill up her with tons of love. Michelle is beyond glad to be sharing creative space with the Reelout Festival again this year.
Community Sponsor: Janati Yoga School
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January 31, 2019 - February 14, 2019
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