Toronto – HBO Canada marks Canadian Screen Week with Women Who Act With Patricia Rozema, a new documentary that celebrates Canadian film and television talent. Written and directed by Barry Avrich (The Last Mogul), the special is hosted by celebrated Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park) as she sits down with four iconic Canadian film and television actresses to talk candidly about their craft. The 72-minute special premieres 28 February at 9pm on HBO Canada, just one day before the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards broadcast.
The documentary features intimate interviews with Emmy®-winner, Canadian Screen Award-nominee and 2015 Canadian Screen Awards host Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding); Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Juno); Critics’ Choice Award and Canadian Screen Award-winner and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy).
“Women Who Act With Patricia Rozema is an exclusive look at the fierce, tender, funny, and powerful careers of four of our most outstanding actresses,” said Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “An award-winning director herself, Patricia takes us truly behind-the-camera.”
As part of Canadian Screen Week, on February 27 The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, together with The Movie Network and Movie Central, presents the world premiere screening of Women Who Act With Patricia Rozema at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Host Patricia Rozema and director Barry Avrich will introduce the film.