Canada, 2021. Directed by Joannie Lafrenière. 101 min. NR
Presented in French and English with English subtitles.
This intimate and offbeat documentary depicts the career and personal life of Gabor Szilasi, a 94- year old photographer who began his career in Canada after emigrating from Hungary in 1956.
Gabor shows a singular look at photography as much as at life and old age, which he approaches with curiosity, resilience and optimism. The film is a tender and colorful portrait of an artist who has spent the last 60 years documenting the creative process and a fascinating life story.
“Gabor’s photographs are filled with kindness and humor, and the same can be said for this winsome documentary that commemorates the artist and his life. “ – Full Frame Fest
“Joannie Lafreniere captures the life of Hungarian-Canadian photographer Gabor Szilasi with humour, grace, and an appropriately curious eye.” – POV magazine
All Along the Waterfront
Canada, 2021. Directed by Barbara Worthy, Joe Lapinski. 8 min. NR
All Along the Waterfront – A History of the Waterfront Industries in Niagara-on-the Lake looks at the waterfront today with its kayaks, sailboats, and luxury condominiums – a far different scenario from the noisy and crowded industrial hub that changed the town forever.
About the Filmmakers:
Barbara Worthy is a producer, writer, director, actor, Shaw ‘alumna’, well known for creating original multi media productions, musicals, podcasts, and short documentaries, focusing on history and working with many local arts organizations and artists. Barbara also teaches at both Niagara College and Brock University.”
Joe Lapinski is an interdisciplinary artist who has been performing, writing, and producing music in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada for the past 20 years. Joe has worked on historical storytelling projects through film, theatre, music and podcasts for the past 6 years, focusing on local figures and occurrences important to not only Niagara, but to the history of this land as a whole.
The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the support of Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum on this project.