Cinema Medica – It’s Nothing: Spotlight on Eating Disorders and Mental Health 🗓

Cinema Medica (University of Toronto) presents… It’s Nothing: Spotlight on Eating Disorders and Mental Health

Join us for a virtual screening of the short film IT’S NOTHING, which screened at TIFF 2019. This film utilizes performance, sound, and metaphor to articulate the emotions, thoughts, and feelings of a young woman’s experience with an eating disorder. Following the screening, director Anna Maguire and writer Julia Lederer will participate in a Q&A about their creative process and their mutual interest in the expressive potential of both words and film.

Synopsis: A recent graduate is urged by an impossibly perfect woman to start digging a hole in a nearby park, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten her emotional balance and carefully maintained routines.


Date & Time: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6pm to 7pm

How It Will Work: If you register, you will get a link to join us for the screening and discussion.

Cost: FREE!

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Anna Maguire
Anna is a British/Canadian writer, director and actress. Her directorial work has screened at festivals including TIFF, Palm Springs, PÖFF Black Nights and the BFI London Film Festival where she was nominated for Best Short with Your Mother and I in 2016. She has won awards at The London Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Rhode Island, and Underwire among others, was long listed for a BAFTA, and nominated for Best Short at the 2018 London Critics’ Circle Awards. As an actress, Anna recently performed in Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project alongside Salma Hayek, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard and can be seen in the upcoming film Violation by Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli. Anna is passionate about film education, especially in under-served communities.

Julia Lederer
I’m a writer. My plays have been acclaimed internationally and produced across North America in places including Los Angeles, Chicago, Alaska, New York, Boise, Toronto, and Paris. I’ve also written film and television. My films continue to screen at festivals worldwide, including The Toronto International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK), Cucalorus, Cinequest, Canadian Film Fest, and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. I worked on the 4th season of Kim’s Convenience as part of CBC’s Emerging Writers Room. I love what words can do. My favourite work to watch, read, and write is imaginative, poetic, and funny. It strives to see and understand our world, often from a sidestep outside it. I also write about feelings a lot, as they tend to drive everything, acknowledged or not.

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