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My Millennial Life Screens Again at Portland Film Festival

Emily Dreaming, My Millennial Life. Photo: Maya Bankovic. Makin’ Movies 2016

My Millennial Life is invited to the Portland Film Festival as part of the Alumni Stream. After its Portland Festival premiere in 2016, it’s once again part of the festival, streaming with a diverse array of new and compelling films. The Portland Film Festival runs from October 6 – November 8 and tickets for streaming the films are available.

On November 6, I (Maureen) am participating on an Alumni panel which you can you can tune into from November 6, 10am PT . We will be looking at where we are now and where are the films.

In My Parents’ Basement

In My Parents' Basement

In My Parents' Basement is available to screen worldwide HERE on Encore Plus YouTube Channel.

With humour, depth and compassion, the award-winning documentary explores the stories of three adult children who have returned to their parents’ home to live. As we watch each of the subjects and their families grapple with living together. Future dreams, past failures and the present struggles of daily life are captured in close-up over a nine-month period of time.

Through conversations, anecdotes, arguments and unpredictable emotional highs and lows, In My Parents’ Basement sheds light in the parent/(adult) child bond and offers insight into the myriad of issues triggered by an adult family living together, once again.

In this darkly humorous hour-long documentary, we meet Bob, an articulate 34 year-old who has lived with his parents for two years and shows no signs of moving out. He struggles with depression, dislikes sunlight, and can’t seem to hold down a job.

Nancy, at age 42, is vulnerable: she was kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment and can’t afford a place of her own. She’s sharing the basement with her grandmother, while trying to get her pet grooming business off the ground.

Denise and David are a young married couple. They work full time, but have moved in with Denise’s parents to save money for a house. Living with the in-laws, though, has turned them into permanent infants.

In My Parents’ Basement reflects a growing phenomenon in today’s society, and as the documentary unravels, it becomes painfully clear that being a parent or a child is a lifelong calling that requires superhuman patience, compassion, and strength.

 

Current Broadcaster - CMF's Encore Plus YouTube Channel

Original Broadcaster: TVO Commission / CBC / SCN / ACCESS
Producer/Director: Maureen Judge

Distribution Info:
1X60
Television - makin' movies 
Canadian Educational: MacIntyre Media
U.S. Educational: Alexander Street Press
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On heels of the CSA Award, My Millennial Life wins a Gold Medal at New York Festivals for Documentary

My Millennial Life is a Gold Medal winner in Documentary at the 2017 New York Festivals, Film & Television Awards.

Big thanks go out to the millennials — Hope, Meron, James, Emily, Kirsty, Tim and Mark — who gave their time and shared their stories, my producing partner Charlotte Engel (Rock Yenta Productions), and to production team who participated in the making of the film.

The film could not have been made without the generous support of our broadcaster TVO, Bell Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, CMF, iChannel, and the Canadian Federal and Provincial Tax Credits.