new film by actor-director Nadia Litz titled The People Garden
will bet a special three-day screening starting tomorrow at this city’s TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Written and directed by Nadia Litz (pictured below), The People Garden
stars US actress Dree Hemingway (While We’re Young, Starlet
), Pamela Anderson (Baywatch
), François Arnaud (I Killed My Mother
), James Le Gros (Point Break
), Liane Balaban (The Grand Seduction
) and Jai Tatsuto West (Hazard
The project received the Audience Award at the 2013 Toronto
International Film Festival Studio’s inaugural Screenwriting Lab and the
film had its World Premiere at the Buenos Aires International
Independent Film Festival in April.
Dree Hemingway plays a character named Sweetpea Jake who travels to
Japan to break up with her rock star boyfriend. She discovers he has
gone missing in a mysterious forest. The People Garden
is a strange and enthralling foray into the human psyche, in a stunning film that defies the genres.
Actor-Director Nadia Litz took a Cinema Studies course at York
University and in 2010 she became a Director-in-Residence at Norman
Jewison’s Canadian Film Center. There she made her directorial debut
film How To Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You!
a short which played at over a dozen film festivals internationally,
including TIFF and out-of-competition at Cannes. The short also won best
short at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
The People Garden
will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a
special three day screening event from May 10 to 12, 2016. Nadia Litz
will be in attendance for the May 10th screening. It will then open on
May 13 at the Carlton Cinema for a regular theatrical run.
to learn more about The People Garden.