The Old Woman in the Woods

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 20:30
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:00
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:45
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Caroline Coutts
Vancouver, Canada

A Gothic fairy tale combining live action and stop motion puppet animation to tell the story of two little girls who disobey their mother for a glimpse into a magical other world and end up paying dearly for their caprice. The screenplay, adapted from the classic fairy tale "The New Mother," by Lucy Lane Clifford, is set in England in 1882.
In the film, Hanna and Mary meet an old woman with an ornate wooden box, inside which exists a magical fairytale land. The girls beg to see inside the box, but are told they are not grown-up enough. But they can prove they are grown-up by doing what they want, not what their mother tells them.
As the girls are manipulated into greater and greater demonstrations of wickedness, their mother is forced to abandon them. The new mother who replaces her is a terror to behold…

RATING: G ( May frighten young children)

Director Caroline Coutts will be in attendance.

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Caroline Coutts was born in Wick, Scotland and moved to Canada with her family when she was three years old. She is a graduate of the Directors' Lab at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Caroline's work as a filmmaker references fables, fairy tales and myths. Her films take place long ago, or in fantasy worlds, and evidence a distinct visual style. In storytelling, Caroline strives for a subversive (sometimes comic) approach that combines with a female sensibility to give a new spin to age-old tales.