Thurs, June 7, 9:30pm: A Mother’s Comeback with The Oarsmen

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 9:30 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4

A Mother’s Comeback (2011)
Documentary / Sweden / 80 min
Director: Åsa Ekman
International premiere

Sweden’s first female drag racing champion in the 1970s, Rosie was forced out of competition by the demands of motherhood and she spent the next 30 years taking care of others. But at age 57, Rosie is getting behind the wheel again and attempting a comeback in the sport she loves.

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The Oarsmen (2009)
Documentary / Netherlands / 10 min
Director: Leendert Pot
Canadian premiere

A poetic film about a team of master’s-age rowers, featuring the oldest oarsman in Holland.

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