TORONTO– HBO Canada marks Canadian Screen Week with Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema, a new documentary that celebrates Canadian film and television talent. Written and directed by Barry Avrich (The Last Mogul), the special is hosted by celebrated Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park) as she sits down with four iconic Canadian film and television actresses to talk candidly about their craft. The 72-minute special premieres Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, just one day before the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards broadcast.
The documentary features intimate interviews with Emmy®-winner, Canadian Screen Award-nominee and 2015 Canadian Screen host Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding); Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Juno); Critics’ Choice Award and Canadian Screen Award-winner and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy).
“Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema is an exclusive look at the fierce, tender, funny, and powerful careers of four of our most outstanding actresses,” said Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “An award-winning director herself, Patricia takes us truly behind-the-camera.”
As part of Canadian Screen Week, on Friday, Feb. 27 The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, together with The Movie Network and Movie Central, presents the world premiere screening of Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. For more information, click here. Host Patricia Rozema and director Barry Avrich will introduce the film.
In Eastern Canada, the special will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.