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
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
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
documentary, 82 minutes, 2019, Quebec
original English and French version – with English subtitles
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