March 15, 2019
Tickets: $10, available through The Rooms only:
Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal’s unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls’ chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.
Firecrackers is the debut feature film of director Jasmin Mozaffari.
Get a chance to see the much-buzzed-about film that has screened at some of the world’s best Festivals and received numerous accolades since its premiere at TIFF 2018. Created with an almost entire female key crew, Firecrackers portrays a powerful, female-driven narrative about friendship, independence, and resilience.
Director Jasmin Mozaffari joins us for a special Q&A following the screening.
Jasmin is an award-winning Toronto-based filmmaker who studied film at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. A number of her short films including Firecrackers (2013), Wave (2015), and sleep on the tracks (2017) screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and numerous other across Europe and the US. In 2018, Jasmin’s feature film debut, Firecrackers (based off of the short) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to great acclaim, with the Globe and Mail calling it “a bold and incendiary feature debut.” The film continues to screen around the world, and took home the top prize at the Stockholm International Film Festival, the Bronze Horse for Best Film in Competition. Jasmin has since been nominated for the 2018 DGC Discovery Award and the 2018 Vancouver Critic’s Circle Awards in their “One to Watch” category.