Maestro Films and La Distributrice de films are proud to announce that L.A. Tea Time, a documentaryroad movie directed by Sophie Bédard Marcotte (Winter Claire) and produced by Caroline Galipeau, will be presented in Quebec premiere during the 48th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), taking place until October 20.
Presented as a world premiere at the Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland, and recently as a North American premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), L.A. Tea Time will be presented in the national competition at FNC. The first screening will take place on Friday, October 11 at 6:45 p.m. while the second one will be on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. Both screenings will take place at Cinéma du Parc, with the film crew in attendance.
A filmmaker stuck in an arid, jobless Quebec winter embarks on an improbable quest across the United States, taking her director of photography along for the journey. Their route should lead them all the way to Los Angeles to meet artist and filmmaker Miranda July, but nothing will happen as planned. L.A. Tea Time uses fantasy and humour to revisit the American landscape and the torments of the wandering artist in search of inspiration. An unusual travelogue, combining unlikely encounters, the apocalypse, ghosts and meditation.
Distributed by La Distributrice de films, L.A. Tea Time will open in theatres in Quebec in January 2020.
ABOUT FILMMAKER SOPHIE BÉDARD MARCOTTE
Sophie’s intimate approach allows plenty of room for detours and adventure, avoiding the standards of a more didactic and controlled cinema. She directed a first fiction feature entitled Winter Claire in 2017, which was presented at Festival du nouveau cinema, NYC Independent Film Festival, and Cineteca Nacional in Mexico. Her latest project, L.A. Tea Time, is currently touring major national and international film festivals.
L.A. TEA TIME – written and produced by Sophie Bédard Marcotte
Feature documentary, 82 minutes, 2019, Quebec
In its original English and French version – with English subtitles
Cinematography: ISABELLE STACHTCHENKO | Editing and animation: JOËL MORIN-BEN ABDALLAH | Sound: JULIETTE GUÉRIN and GAËL POISSON LEMAY | Design: RENÉE LAMOTHE | Producer: CAROLINE GALIPEAU | Production: MAESTRO FILMS | Distribution: LA DISTRIBUTRICE DE FILMS