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A Matter of Time

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:45pm

A Matter of Time

Casey Cohen | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
85 minutes

Kathryn Calder, a singer and keyboard player in the indie supergroup The New Pornographers, was at the peak of her career when she received the news of her mother’s ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) diagnosis. Calder’s decision to take time off from the road — to write and record her first solo record at home with her mother in the next room — was the beginning of an entirely new chapter in her life and her music. A Matter of Time is a sincere invitation inside a family in the midst of coping with a devastating tragedy. During the period of her mother’s illness, Kathryn was also contending with the discovery that her mother was adopted. As she delves more deeply into her family’s history, the quest to find her own biological roots takes on a life of its own. It was the discovery of a previously unknown family that actually led Kathryn to Carl Newman (leader of The New Pornographers and her newly-discovered uncle). Finally, the film documents Kathryn’s cathartic fundraising and awareness-raising concert at the Royal BC Museum, in Victoria. A testament to the redemptive power of music and the love of family, A Matter of Time shines through the many stages of grief and joy. -KR

Preceded By
Colin Garcia | 
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Vancouver's JUNO Award-winning avant-rock instrumental band Fond of Tigers returns to the studio for the first time in six years to record their long-awaited fourth album. Guitarist Stephen Lyons discusses the essential role of music in his life and the alchemy of group dynamics. -KR


Casey Cohen

Casey is the co-founder of the Yellow Bird Project (YBP); a philanthropic organization that collaborates with indie bands to raise money for various charities. After conceiving the idea for this film in 2011, Casey proceeded to write, direct and produce A Matter of Time as his ambitious first feature. He has professional training from the Raindance Film Festival organization, having received a Producer’s Foundation Certificate and a Documentary Foundation Certificate. He also holds a Screenwriting Certificate from the London Film Academy.