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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

The Lake

Directed by Michael Buie

Shorts / USA / 2016 / 15 mins

Plays In:
Shorts Film Program Sunday

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 25, 2016 11:00 am

Description

A provocative, ambiguous, moving short film about personal choices, morality, control … and a cat and dog — this is a masterpiece in style and brevity, poignantly encapsulating the conflicting opinions about end of life care. The story is based on Michael Buie’s stepdad Paul Kuntz, the prominent Kitchener businessman (Kuntz Electroplating) and philanthropist. He is the inspiration for Buie’s film, about a man diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to end his life on his own terms to save his family the pain of his gradual decline. “Paul was a very strong man who took care of people,” notes Buie, who describes him as “one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. My film is an appreciation and understanding of the power of love that comes from the most difficult of times,” adds Buie, summing up the film’s message like some wise old philosopher. “It’s a different kind of love.”


Plays in

  1. Shorts Film Program Sunday

    Shorts / 90 mins
    These short films are great because they tell more in as little as four minutes than many feature films. Concentrated and meaningful, they take our breath away. An amazing collection of short films including Muscle, Lucky Star, Wings, The Lake, Being Seen, The Jungle

    In This Program: Being Seen, The Jungle, The Lake, Lucky Star, Muscle, Wings


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Shorts Film Program Sunday

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 25, 2016 11:00 am