Although grad school will bind me to the fabric of Los Angeles for the better part of October, my heart yearns to fly north and nestle in The Grand Cinema for the upcoming Tacoma Film Festival next month. I'm honored that The Duel has not only been selected for competition this year, but paired with a riveting, thematic companion as well; Kalina Bertin's Manic. Having premiered at this summer's prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, her film "...chronicles [her] journey to understand the devastating impacts of mental illness on her family. Convinced that her father holds a key piece of the puzzle, she sets out to find the truth about him." I am deeply moved by Bertin's commitment to devote her craft to illuminating her family's complex history, and look forward to seeing what she discovers along the way.
For more information about Bertin's film, please visit: http://www.eyesteelfilm.com/projects/completed-films/manic/ Tickets for and complete viewing of Tacoma Film Festival's upcoming film program can be found here: http://www.tacomafilmfestival.com/passes-tickets/