Filmblanc, and Indiecan Entertainment
A film by Noemi Weis
Movies for Mommies screenings
JUNE 25 – 11:00 AM – Rainbow Cinema, 3510 8th Street East
June 8 – 11:00 AM- Humber Cinema, 2442 Bloor St W
June 11 – 11:00 AM – Market Square, 80 Front St E
June 15 – 11:00 AM – Promenade Mall, 1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill
June 18 – 1:00 PM – Rainbow Elgin Mills, 10909 Yonge St, Richmond Hill
June 18 – 11:00 AM – Rainbow Cinema, 1200 St. Laurent Boulevard
Screens in TORONTO
The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
June 15 – 1:00 PM
June 17 – 6:30 PM
June 18 – 9:00 PM
June 20 – 11:00 AM
“Milk rocks” – NOW
“a celebration of birth and motherhood” – Toronto Film Scene
Filmmaker Noemi Weis is available for interviews
After stirring an audience into a standing ovation at its Hot Docs World Premiere, Milk, will continue to foster passionate debates on the politics of motherhood when it returns to Toronto, and travels to Ottawa and Saskatoon, for a series of screenings in June.
It is said that the goal of advertising is to convince you that you have a problem and then sell you the solution. This takes on a perverse, global twist when the “problems” are birth and mother’s milk. Noemi Weis’ intimate and artistic globe-trotting documentary Milk offers insightful comparisons to the choices that face mothers in the First and Third World – markets where, in both cases, the natural is quickly becoming no longer the norm.
From poverty-stricken women convinced they are “unable” to breast-feed, and turn to a coffee whitener that is the “bottled milk” of choice for poor mothers, to the worldwide phenomenon of c-sections, where a rise in the number of surgical interventions in birth has contributed to the growth of bottle-feeding, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe.
“As we are still savoring the overwhelming response from our Hot Docs premiere with hundreds of requests for community screenings from around the world and an array of wonderful comments from the audience,” says Director Noemi Weis. “I am delighted to bring Milk to Movies for Mommies and share with them this important message. I am certain that their voices will help eco those of the women in the film.”
Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment is releasing Milk theatrically in Canada
About Noemi Weis:
Director/producer Noemi Weis’s award-winning socially-conscious documentaries have been sold to more than 30 countries worldwide. Her directorial debut, Abuelas – about the political activism of grandmothers whose loved ones disappeared during Argentina’s “dirty war” – won the Jury Award at the International Festival of Cinema Politico in Buenos Aires. Other award winning credits as Writer and Producer include The Forgotten Woman, Let’s Talk About It, Gloriously Free, Desert Riders, Teaching the Life of Music.
About Indiecan Entertainment
INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing Canadians films they want to watch. Aside from the traditional distribution route, INDIECAN leans heavily on digital delivery. INDIECAN helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. INDIECAN’s vision is to not only support indie production but to encourage the viewing of quality indie films by North American audiences. Indiecanent.com