For the past 24 years, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival has featured standalone programs for local filmmakers, highlighting the various communities and individuals from our community. The local shorts program, THE LOCAL MOTION, continues to acknowledge, celebrate, and highlight our talented locals in motion.
Jen, in her fifties, retreats to her cabin by the lake where she writes to her daughter Ella. As she thinks about her husband Jack, the past and present seem to blend together. She becomes more and more aware of the thin line between life and death, and wonders whether their love is eternal.
Kay, a disenchanted zilennial seeks the meaning of a recurring dream through its retelling to best friend Elle.
Laura and Marika are a pair of hot messes trying to make it in Toronto where rent is high, but their morale is higher.
In 1950’s rural Ontario, a closeted gay man is forced to confront his loneliness and desire when he picks up a handsome young hitchhiker.
A young woman grapples with the untimely death of her sister, seeking solace in an imagined reality where they grew up together.
After a chance meeting with his childhood hero, a man’s euphoria over the encounter turns into an existential crisis as he continues bumping into the former major league baseball player everywhere he goes.
Programmer: Elyse Longair
Runtime: 90 minutes
Content advisory: depictions of alcohol and drug use; elder abuse; strong language; flashing lights
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