GABRIELLE – (January 30th, 2014) Director: Louise Archambault, 104min, Drama, R

Québecois director Louise Archambault’s romance/drama GABRIELLE will be screened.  Winner of the audience award at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival, this poignant, heart-warming film depicts Gabrielle, a young woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.  Blessed with an exceptional musical talent, Gabrielle participates in a recreation centre choir preparing for a music festival, and falls in love with a fellow choir member, Martin.  Confronting fears from loved ones about their relationship, and social prejudice against her “difference,” Gabrielle exhibits a contagious joie de vivre in her drive to assert her own independence. A Montreal Gazette reviewer called GABRIELLE  “a deeply affecting tale of difference, dignity and the healing power of song.”


GABRIELLE-January 30th, 7pm