Archive/Counter-Archive will be co-presenting I DO, BUT I DON'T with Breakthroughs Film Festival directed by MARLEE DRUKER.
I DO, BUT I DON'T is part of the Through Our Rituals program, available to stream online from June 16-20, 2021.
I DO, BUT I DON'T is a visual essay that explores weddings, marriage, and societal expectations with a look back on a childhood that set up unattainable standards.
Marlee Druker is a queer writer and director based in Toronto, Canada and a recent graduate of York University's film production program. She strives to have LGBTQ+ representation in every project she creates, no matter the genre.
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Shorts Program: Through Our Rituals
What rituals and traditions do you hold close to your heart? Have they been passed down to you or are they ones that you created for yourself? Do they include your friends or family (blood or chosen)? This program examines the ideas around sustaining customs as we’ve come to know them, and the kinship, understanding, and healing they bring to our lives.
I do, but I don't (directed by Marlee Druker)
Rematriate: Passing the Seeds (directed by Shelby Lisk)
Waiting (directed by Erum Khan) (انتظار)
The Ritual of the Sex Magick Warriors (directed by Maximilian Suillerot)
Join us opening day on June 17 for a special Q&A with filmmakers from this program. Note: Marlee Druker will not be attending this Q&A.
Films will be available to watch on-demand from June 16-20 within Canada only.
About Breakthroughs Film Festival:
Established in 2011, Breakthroughs Film Festival (BFF) is a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging filmmakers who identify as women or non-binary. Our main yearly event is a festival that takes place in downtown Toronto, showcasing Canadian and International short films in all genres made by emerging directors of all ages, with a special category for New Generation artists (18-30 years old.) After each night of screenings, we host Q&A discussions with participating directors, giving audiences a chance to learn more about their work, upcoming projects, and discuss themes and ideas raised in the films shown.