New Directions in Cinema is a new screening series presented by LIFT showcasing long time members and their innovative film works. The world
premiere of filmmaker Steve Sanguedolce’s 35mm feature length film DEAD
TIME is first up for this exciting new series. Innovative and extremely
challenging, DEAD TIME is an investigation into the lives of four young
people who grapple with drugs, crime, prostitution, family and
ultimately hope for their future. Hand processed on 35mm film with an
incredible soundtrack, DEAD TIME is an independent masterpiece created
by Steve Sanguedolce.
“Sanguedolce is a self-taught celluloid magician” – Gemma Files, eye Weekly
“For years one of the country’s most daring diary filmmakers” – Cameron Bailey, NOW Magazine
“One of the most influential independent filmmakers in the Canadian scene” – Marc Glassman, National Film Board
Steve Sanguedolce was born in Toronto and has been making films for more than twenty-five years garnering numerous international awards. He is an artist, musician, filmmaker and educator. His unique brand of filmmaking has left audiences in awe of his highly stylized craft. His films are dramatic, confessional and often with a comedic twist – leaving us with a sense of survival and strength despite overwhelming odds.
DEAD TIME is 80 minutes, 35mm, colour / black & white, hand processed and hand coloured with surround sound.