Under This Unbroken Sky
Under This Unbroken Sky

“…Mitchell’s prose strikes like a prairie thunder storm, every page building to an intensity that’s simply awing to behold.”
Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize Winner, Through Black Spruce.

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The Disappeared OPENS Empire Theatres APRIL 19

The film opens¬†April 19-25, 2013 at Empire Theatres Park Lane HALIFAX, Empire BRIDGEWATER, and Avalon Mall, ST. JOHN’S! Q&As will be happening opening night in Halifax and St. John’s and on April 20th in Bridgewater. If you are in town please come join the cast, key creatives and myself as we watch the film set sail.

It has been three years in the making and I am again poised at that place of letting go of my work. It is an odd moment for an artist–stressful, mournful, exhilarating, necessary–that dichotomy of wanting to cling tight and push it away. You have given it all that you can and other stories are calling. You are exhausted and want it to be over. You are proud and in love with it and hold all the unexpected joy and sorrow that it gave you. How do you cleave it?

It is such a fragile thing to give to the world. Will it disappear? Will it be found? As an artist, none of that can matter.  The act of creating was my sole responsibility. Now that it is done. So both the film and I are setting sail. Perhaps we will encounter each other again somewhere in that vast ocean and greet each other with tears and gratitude for the beauty we saw.

Safe journey, little film.

 


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