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Is a member of: EIFF 2011
Act of the Heart

Canada/English (103 mins)

Special Presentation – Screening sponsored by AMPIA
Director Paul Almond in attendance

Martha Hayes, a woman fanatically devoted to Jesus Christ, ekes out a meager existence in Montreal, Canada. As a singer in an Anglican Church choir, Martha meets and is fascinated by Father Michael Ferrier, an Augustinian monk who's the guest conductor for an interfaith concert. How far is Martha willing to go to show her devotion to God?

EIFF is proud to welcome Genie Award-winning filmmaker Paul Almond to Edmonton, for a very special ‘In Conversation With…’, followed by a screening of Act of the Heart, 1971 Golden-Globe nominee for ‘Best English-Language Foreign Film’. Starring Canadian acting icons Geneviève Bujold and Donald Sutherland, this is a rare opportunity to see "An unsung wonder of Canadian cinema," (Cinematheque Ontario), presented in 35mm.

Admission is FREE, with a suggested $5.00 donation going to support AMPIA

Producer

  • Jennings Lang
  • Paul Almond

Director

  • Paul Almond

Screenwriter

  • Paul Almond

Cast

  • Donald Sutherland
  • Geneviève Bujold

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