A Ghost Story


With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

A Ghost Story will feature a special pre-recorded introduction from Director David Lowery. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the film, and the state of Indie filmmaking today moderated by Rob Salem. Panelists include: acclaimed Canadian Directors Gail Harvey and Maninder Chana, Telefilm Canada Feature Film Executive Dan Lyon, and Academy-award nominated Director Roger Goldby.

Short films screened before this feature:

With You

2 min, Director Erika Matsuyama, Sheridan student
Canadian premiere

Light Sight

7:34 min, Director Seyed M. Tabatabaei, Tehran
Canadian premiere

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