Free Screening and Intimate and Interactive with Sandy Wilson

November 19, 2017


Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Free Screening of My American Cousin

Fairmont Empress


Saturday November 25, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Intimate and Interactive Artist Talk with Director Sandy Wilson
Fairmont Empress
Rattenbury Room
Free Admission
(seating is first-come first-served)


CineVic’s Intimate & Interactive artist talk series returns on Saturday November 25 with director Sandy Wilson! Following up on our inaugural artist talk with Atom Egoyan earlier this year, we are pleased to once again partner with the Fairmont Empress to present this inspiring series of prominent Canadian film directors in discussion with both a live audience and online viewers. Catch a free screening of the 1985 Genie Award winning film My American Cousin on Friday night, then join us on Saturday morning for a casual chat and coffee with the film’s director, or tune in online at

Sandy Wilson was born and grew up near Penticton, and in the late 1960s she began directing, writing, and editing films including the NFB award winning documentary He’s Not The Walking Kind. She has directed an episode of the iconic Canadian TV series Ready or Not, and in 1985 directed the feature film My American Cousin which swept the Genie Awards including Best Motion Picture. 

TIFF and the Fairmont Empress will also present a free screening of My American Cousin the night before our artist talk, on Friday November 24th at 7pm


We are very excited to continue our partnership with the Fairmont Empress to present the Intimate & Interactive artist talk series" says CineVic Executive Director, David Geiss. "As a cheeky way to celebrate American Thanksgiving, TIFF and the Empress will be screening Sandy Wilson's 1985 film My American Cousin. We quickly jumped on board to add an artist talk event to heighten community engagement. With a livestreaming component, our reach will extend around the world and online audiences will be able to participate in the discussion."


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