CANADA | COLOR & BLACK AND WHITE | STEREO
©2017 LizMars Productions Inc.
Piercing through time with new energy
In the late 1960s, during an era of social and political re-imagining, filmmaker Liz Marshall’s father and mother, Grainger and Diane were at the centre of a Toronto-based communitarian movement of baby boomers. In 1971 the community co-purchased Midian Farm as a back-to-the-land social experiment, but its utopian vision eventually collapsed. The end of their marriage and the fall of the farm left a resounding residue; a hangover from hope. More than four decades later Liz Marshall stitches together a visually immersive treasure trove of archives and dips between memory and current day reflection to understand and put to rest a transformative piece of family history.
Nominated for the 2017 York University Thesis Prize.
Made at Cinema & Media Arts MFA,York University 2017.
Supported by The Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Award
in the Fine Arts, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Written, Directed, Produced by Liz Marshall
Edited by Mike Munn, Liz Marshall
Assistant Editor Ellen DesRues
Cinematography by Liz Marshall, John Price, Justin Lovell
Music by Ken Whiteley
Production Coordinator Nathalie Klinck
Post-Production Technical Supervisor David Bitton
Sound Editor, Sound Mixer Ryan Wibowo
Location Sound Recordists Peter Sawade, Mike Filippov, Chris Miller