[Trailer] 'The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film' Explores how Canadian Horror has Shaped the Genre
Canada has always and continues to have a huge impact on the genre we all love...
...441 Films and Cine-excess have released a trailer for their upcoming documentary touching on that exact subject, The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film, which explores how various tensions in Canada have shaped horror since the 1960s.
In The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film:
A new feature length documentary which considers how social, political and cultural tensions within differing Canadian territories have shaped national horror film traditions from the 1960s until the present day.
The first part of the documentary considers the social transitions in 1960s and 1970s Quebecois culture that influenced a new range of controversial horror productions and sub-genres pioneered by filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and William Fruet.
'The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film' also considers the territorial shifts in horror cinema production from Quebec to other regions such as Toronto and Vancouver during the 1990s. The documentary concludes by profiling contemporary female directors such as the Soska Sisters, Nyla Innuksuk and Gigi Saul Guerrero, whose work challenge the boundaries of gender, sexuality and national identity in Canadian horror cinema.
We love this, because Canadian film truly has helped shaped the horror genre in so many different ways, but hardly ever gets the credit for it. Hell, many of the genre's best filmmakers have come from Canada, including the great David Cronenberg!
The film will begin making its festival run soon.
By Matt Konopka