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Never Steady, Never Still

a film by Kathleen Hepburn

 

Now PLaying IN THEATRES 

 
 
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STORY

 

NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, the feature film debut of Kathleen Hepburn, is a tender and heartbreaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son - each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease. Having lived with Parkinson’s Disease for almost two decades, Judy is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when tragedy strikes on their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake. Meanwhile, her teenage son, pushed by his father to get a job on the oil fields, is grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in world that has no apparent room for weakness. At its core, this is story of a mother’s guilt at not being able to be the protector she feels she should be, and a son’s overwhelming fear of never being enough – both longing for the forgiveness of the other and debilitated by self-imposed emotional isolation. 

Shot on 35mm in the quiet, isolated, and cinematic north of British Columbia, the film presents a story specific to its place and universal in its heart. Inspired by Hepburn's mother’s own twenty-one-year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, the film delves into the intimacy and constraints of family with a carefully executed honesty. The harsh reality and beauty of the character’s lives is exposed through a raw and observational gaze, not allowing the viewer to look away from the most difficult or intimate of moments, but finding solace in the beauty of the landscape and the peace of the land they call home. 

 

 
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In Cinemas

 

WATERLOO THEATRICAL

Opens April 13, 2018 - Princess Cinemas

VICTORIA THEATRICAL

Opens May 6, 2018 - Cinecenta

MONTREAL THEATRICAL

Opens May 12, 2018 - Cineplex

TIFF FILM CIRCUIT

FORT ST. JOHN, BC - April 23rd, 2018 - Aurora, Landmark Theatre

KAMLOOPS, BC - April 26, 2018 - Paramount Landmark Theatres

OTHER FESTIVALS

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL - April 14, 2018 - Info

BEIJING INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - April 17, 2018

NASHVILLE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - May 12 + 18, 2018 - Info

UK SCREENINGS

BURY ST EDMUNDS - Abbeygate Cinema (Now playing) - Book tickets

MANCHESTER - HOME Cinema (Now playing) - Book tickets

CORK - Triskel Arts Centre (Now playing) - Book tickets

CHICHESTER - Cinema at New Park (May 11th - 17th) - Book tickets

DERBY - Quad Cinema (May 11th) - Book tickets

LEEDS - Hyde Park Picture House (From May 11) - Book tickets

NORTHAMPTON - Errol Flynn FIlmhouse (From May 11) - Book tickets

EDINBURGH - Filmhouse Cinema (From May 18) - Book tickets

SHETLAND - Mareel, Shetland Arts (From May 25- Book tickets

OXFORD - The Ultimate Picture Palace (From June 1) - Book tickets

MAIDENHEAD - Norden Farm Centre for the Arts (From June 8)

MAIDENHEAD - Norden Farm Cinema for the Arts (From June 11th - 16th) - Book tickets

COLCHESTER - Firstsite (From June 15th)

INVERNESS - Eden Court Theatre (From June 15th)

TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Trinity Theatre (From June 29) - Book tickets

 

PAST SCREENINGS

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS' FEST 
DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
VANCITY THEATRE - BEST OF 2017
PALM SPRINGS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL
DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TIFF's CANADA'S TOP TEN

VANCOUVER - January 12th, 2017 - THE CINEMATHEQUE
TORONTO - January, 16th, 2017 - TIFF Lightbox
TORONTO - January 17th, 2017 - TIFF Lightbox 
MONTRÉAL - January 17th, 2017 - PHI CENTRE
EDMONTON - January 28th, 2017 - METRO CINEMA

REGINA - April 15, 2018 - Regina Public Library

TIFF FILM CIRCUIT

HUDSON, QC - March 2nd, 2018 - Hudson Village Theatre

PRINCE GEORGE, BC - March 9th, 2018 - CNC Theatre
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, AB - March 14th, 2018 - The Bard Theatre
SYLVAIN LAKE, AB - March 26, 2018 - Landmark Cinemas

TRAIL, BC - April 8, 2018 - Charles Bailey Theatre

THEATRICAL RELEASE

TORONTO (March 2-22, 2018), VANCOUVER (March 2-15), OTTAWA (April 6-10), CALGARY (April 6-15)

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CAST

 
 
 

CREW

writer / director
director of photography
editor
composer
production design
sound design
re-recording mixer
casting directors
producers
executive producers

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