The Georgia Straight - Why stop at one day? The Vancity Theatre wants to celebrate NCFD 150 with an entire week of screenings and a pile of special guests.
The Biz - With over 30 directorial credits to his name, John Barnard has established himself as a durable director in television projects, short films, and documentary features. Menorca – top-lined by Tammy Gillis – represents his first foray into dramatic feature films. It will be celebrated in different cities as part of National Canadian Film Day.
The Herald/Winnipeg Free Press - Everyone’s gotta do what they’ve gotta do to get through the day. That’s the idea, in a nutshell, behind Menorca, a new dramatic feature film from East Kildonan’s John Barnard.
Westender - Mothers have mostly broken free from 1950s-era stereotypes. We’re no longer expected to stay barefoot and pregnant ad infininitum, or aim for unattainable June Cleaver levels of domesticity. These days, motherhood is framed as a choice, the first of many related to childrearing: breastfeed or not; co-sleep or not; daycare or not.
True|Self - This is a story about a rock named George. Or, it's a story about a bad soccer mom turned hitchhiker turned stripper. Or, it's a story about the consequences of displacement, the power of female friendships, and the complexities of independence. While slowly getting tipsy at her 7-year old son's soccer game, Claire can't take it anymore. She makes a run for it.