Film Screening: Women Talking
Date: Dec. 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
In collaboration with our community partner, Oakville Festivals of Film and Art (OFFA), we invite you to join as at Film.Ca in Oakville, Ont. for a screening of Women Talking, followed by a Q&A with some of the film’s cast and crew.
Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s fearless adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel grants us access to a tight-knit, cloistered religious colony in which women struggle to recover from an epidemic of abuse. Featuring riveting, emotionally complex performances from a stunning ensemble that includes Oscar nominees Rooney Mara and Jessie Buckley, and Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Women Talking is a drama of harrowing revelations, fraught alliances, and the search for grace.
Reeling from multiple counts of sexual abuse, newly uncovered within their Mennonite colony, a group of women gather in a hayloft to discuss how to respond. While the men are away, the women narrow their options down to three: do nothing, stay and fight, or leave. Some fear that any act of defiance will jeopardize their entry into heaven, while others believe they cannot survive without husbands and sons. Some are willing to take any measures to escape the terror of their domestic lives and insist that “the truth is stronger than the rules.”
Women Talking ushers us through a journey of rage, grief, wisdom, and hope through to a triumphant, most gratifying conclusion.
Join us after the film for a Q&A with the cast and crew.
Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Location: Film.Ca, 171 Speers Road in Oakville