A Time to Swim receives two more awards

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World Premiere of Grand Cru at Devour Food Film Fest!

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A Time to Swim gets Special Jury Mention at the Montreal First People’s Festival

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A Time to Swim receives Special Jury Prize at LAAPFF

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World Premiere of A Time to Swim in Los Angeles

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Forever Dad screening at the Su-Père Conference

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Two nominations for Okpik’s Dream!

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Okpik’s Dream wins the Grand Prix Rigoberta Menchu Award

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Okpik’s Dream to screen at Montreal First People’s Festival

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Helene Klodawsky’s new doc with Silver Mt Zion goes into production

Catbird is thrilled to officially launch production this month on award-winning filmmaker Helene Klodawsky‘s new feature documentary with internationally acclaimed Montreal band Silver Mt. ZionLast Days of Vaudeville is produced in association with Super Channel and the Canada Media Fund’s English POV documentary program. Films Transit International will handle international distribution.

Violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck are struggling to balance parenthood with making music in their internationally acclaimed Montreal-based indie band Silver Mt. Zion, one of the rare groups to have accepted a baby (their son, Ezra) into its touring rock tribe. Making a living has never been more difficult for musicians: a downloading generation has shattered the economics of the music industry, and constant touring has become synonymous with economic survival. But touring with children is both costly and complicated. Can Jessica and Efrim successfully weave together family life and touring life? And how will life change for for bandmates Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar and David Payant, as they travel for weeks on end with a two year old on a bus? As the band perseveres in making art and a living wage, Jessica embarks on a quest to meet other mothers in rock music.

Against a backdrop of intense competition and rapid technological change, where corporatization of the cultural industries is challenging the very notion of freedom, and where the distinction between life and work is constantly blurred, the film will follow a growing generation of globalized artists – struggling to remain “self made” in spite unprecedented economic precariousness.  Like “canaries in the coal mine,” today’s cultural workers are pioneers of the New Economy, where self-employment and self-promotion have replaced job security, and uncertainty becomes a way of life for all.

The filmmaker will accompany the band for part of its North American tour, which kicks off tonight in Toronto.