The Little House That Could at OUT Twin Cities Film Festival hosted by Theatres at Mall of America
(Canada/USA) RT: 90 min.
Q&A with Mars Roberge, director following the screening.
Synopsis for The Little House That Could directed by Mars Roberge
Emmy Award-winning stylist, Patricia Field, has done a lot more than Sex and the City. She has spent several decades saving lives and giving hope to lost outsiders who society frowned upon--transsexuals, club kids, drag queens, gay teenagers, butch-dykes, people who needed to escape from their hometowns because they were never understood. This is the story of a close-knit unconventional family in New York City--the House of Field--who have single-handedly changed music and fashion for the world several times over. Their story is one of courage, hope and dreams. In making this movie, Toronto filmmaker Mars Roberge becomes part of that family, returning to his homeland over a decade later with an uplifting story to tell of the little house that could. Made solely with the help of his friend, Bob Lesser *the one-man crew* and a couple friends here and there from 2006-2012.
About Mars Roberge
Born in Scarborough (just outside of Toronto), Mars Roberge graduated in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Film Production from York University. He has shot several music videos and award-winning short films/documentaries which include "Femme Plastique" (winner of Best Humorous Film at the International Canadian Annual Short Film and Video Festival 1992), "Canada on the Fringe" (finalist at 1993 New York Film Expo) and "Life on Mars" (On The Fly Film Festival 1998). In 2013, Mars completed his first feature documentary about Patricia Field's House of Field and is currently submitting to all the major international film festivals. He has also just written a script for a dramatic feature he plans to shoot in Toronto in 2015. Mars currently lives in Los Angeles and works full-time for Nomad Editing Company. He also moonlights as a DJ/musician and has for several decades.
Theatres at Mall of America (View)
401 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
|Minimum Age: 16|
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