LIFT co-presents “Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John” at Hot Docs

 

 

 

LIFT co-presents Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John

at the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

 

Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John

Dir. Chelsea McMullan

 

Friday April 29 @ 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre 4

Saturday April 30 @ 1:15 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

Saturday May 7 @ 9:45 PM, Hart House Theatre

 

John Hanmer died in an ambush by gunmen in the Philippines. Decades earlier, he’d been an upstanding police officer in Hamilton, Ont. In the years between, his morally questionable actions and mysterious motivations spanned countries and cultures. Now his eldest daughter, Shannon, chases the remnants of his shadowy past. She and her brother Michael are shocked to discover they have half-siblings, also named Michael and Shannon. Details emerge of John’s slide from law enforcement to biker gangs, and how he abandoned one family in Canada to start another in Thailand, only to slip away again. Elusive figures leave messy trails. Closure is uncertain amidst fuzzy memories and mistranslations as his children seek answers they may not find. John always stayed one step ahead of his past, but he left behind fragments of identities, recollected by those who thought they knew him best.

—Alexander Rogalski

 

 

Friday 29 April 2016 21:45  

Non-members: $17.00
Members: $17.00

Location:
Various 
Various 
Toronto ON Canada