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Fortunate Son
dir. Tony Asimakopoulos
Canada, 2011, 78 minutes

Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:00 pm
Fortunate Son is an autobiographical feature documentary about the echoes of depression and drug addiction, and a strange love letter from a troubled son to his aging parents. Over a decade ago, filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos fell into a hole of severe drug use and nearly destroyed himself. Only recently did he discover the extent to which he shattered the lives of his Greek immigrant parents. Using a camera as a psychological probe, he looks at himself, his parents and his new fiancée, and begins to understand his family's legacy of fear, anger and negativity. A film about faith, despair, escape and renewal, Fortunate Son follows the filmmaker from his childhood home in Montreal, to the Greek villages of his parents' birth, and beyond...

Presented in collaboration with SAW Video -  a new feature by one of SAW Video's beloved former members, who was active at the centre between 1995 and 2004.

Admission: $5 SAW Video & CFI members; $8 general admission