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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.

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GOOD TALKS: Maureen presents 17 And Life Doesn’t Wait at Oklahoma Children’s Behavioral Health Conference

With thanks to impact distributor Good Docs, the 2021 Oklahoma Children’s Behavioral Health Conference has invited 17 And Life Doesn’t Wait to their virtual gathering focused on the mental, emotional, social, physical and behavioral health of infants, youth, young adults and their families. 

The Children’s conference is hosted and sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and attracts over 800 behavioral health professionals, clinicians, therapists, counselors, educators, treatment service providers, administrators, juvenile justice, child welfare, child and youth serving community organizations, in addition to youth and families annually. 

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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My Millennial Life wins Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for Best Doc Program

On March 8th, My Millennial Life was announced as the 2017 CSA winner for Best Documentary Program! Producing partner, Charlotte Engel and I were thrilled to accept the award, and honoured that MML had been chosen by the Canadian Academy.

It was a fantastic evening. We sat with our friends from TVO, John Ferri and Linda Fong, and together had the opportunity to applaud many talented and deserving creators as they came on stage and accepted their awards.

We’d like to thank the millennials who appear in the documentary, the entire MML team, TVO, and everyone who contributed to making the project such a success.

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My Millennial Life Screens at Toronto Reference Library Dec. 1, 6:30 pm

As part of the Toronto Reference Library’s  “Thought Exchange Series”  My Millennial Life is being presented on Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm

My Millennial Life is a provocative documentary about millennials and tackles the plight of the overqualified and the underemployed. See if your experience as a millennial, the parent or the employer of a millennial, matches the experience of the twenty-somethings and boomers in the documentary.

Maureen will be there with one of the millennials featured in the project to share stories about making the film, talk about the struggles of finding meaningful work, falling in love and building relationships and a life after graduation.