MASS FOR SHUT-INS | A film by Winston DeGiobbi
SATURDAY JUNE 9 | 9 PM | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE THEATRE | 64 min.
$12 @ THE DOOR | $10 ADVANCE/STUDENT/SENIOR/UNWAGED
A Q&A with Winston DeGiobbi will follow the screening.
Twentysomething Kay Jay lives a sheltered existence with his co-dependent grandfather Loppers. Kay Jay can’t drive, and when his computer breaks down, he staves off his ennui with small acts of pyromania, eating 5-cent candies, and aimlessly wandering the streets of New Waterford. Evoking comparisons to early Harmony Korine and Gus Van Sant, Winston DeGiobbi’s accomplished debut feature uses unflinching realism, tempered by strokes of the surreal, to capture an original and compassionate portrait of the white underclass in post-industrial Cape Breton.
“An exemplary work.” - Cinema Scope Magazine
“A weirdly engrossing little murmur from the underside.” - The Georgia Straight
Winston DeGiobbi is a self taught filmmaker from New Waterford, NS. Collaborating with extended family and friends who serve as both cast and crew, his films often blur the line between fiction and nonfiction.
Several of his shorts have screened at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival as well as the Festival of Moving Image in Winnipeg and festival du nouveau Cinema.
His first feature Mass for Shut-Ins had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival and went on to be shortlisted for the DGC Discovery Award.