Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Free Screening of Jennifer Baichwal's Payback [UPDATED]

Innis College at the University of Toronto will be hosting a special advance screening of Jennifer Baichwal's latest documentary Payback, based on Margaret Atwood's Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.

The screening will take place Thursday, March 15 at 6pm, and will be attended by Jennifer Baichwal. She will conduct a Q&A after the screening.

To attend the screening, you must RSVP to the email address given below.

If you miss this screening, the film opens the following day on March 16. Both Jennifer Baichwal and Margaret Atwood will be at the 6:30pm screening on Friday and Saturday at the Varsity Theatre (55 Bloor Street West at Bay Street) and will hold a Q&A session afterwards.

[UPDATE: Margaret Atwood will be be at the Manulife Centre's Indigo bookstore at 3pm on Sunday, March 18 to discuss her book and the movie.]

The Innis College event takes place at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, a block south of Bloor St. and St. George St.


Payback: A Film by Jennifer Baichwal
Free Screening followed by a Question & Answer with Jennifer Baichwal

Margaret Atwood’s visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this riveting and poetic documentary on “debt” in its various forms—societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic.

Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) strikingly interweaves these (sometimes surprising) debtor/creditor relationships: two families in a years-long Albanian blood feud; the BP oil spill vs. the Earth; mistreated Florida tomato farm workers and their bosses; imprisoned media mogul Conrad Black and the U.S. justice system.

With stunning cinematography and insightful commentary from renowned thinkers Raj Patel, Louise Arbour and Atwood herself, Payback is a brilliant, game-changing rumination on the subject. Also appearing in the film: Conrad Black, Karen Armstrong, among others.

Space is limited. RSVP to

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