Science Fiction is the perfect conduit for social commentary. From Star Trek to Get Out, placing a theme within heightened circumstances is a good way to make it more relatable and universal and easier to reach a wider audience. No Running, the directorial debut from Delmar Washington, sets its sights on this goal. While its aim is high, it doesn’t quite hit the mark.Continue reading “Tribeca 2021 Review: ‘No Running’ aims high but misses the mark”
Clark Backo is a star on the rise. Known for her roles in Letterkenny and Supernatural, she makes the jump to lead actor in Happy Place, the new adaption of Pamela Sinha’s play.
I spoke with Clark on Zoom about her experiences making Happy Place.Continue reading “VIFF Interview: Clark Backo on her starring role in ‘Happy Place’”
How do we survive trauma? How do we even begin to process it? This is the question asked in Happy Place, a story of a young woman in a private mental health clinic learning to live with her pain.Continue reading “VIFF Review: ‘Happy Place’ is a powerful story about living with trauma”