TIFF 2017

'Never Steady, Never Still'

by Chelsea Phillips-Carr

10 September 2017

 
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Never Steady, Never Still

Director: Kathleen Hepburn
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway

(Christie Street Creative, Experimental Forest Films)
Canada: 7 Sep 2017
2017

Kathleen Hepburn’s feature debut, Never Steady, Never Still, viewed at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, leaves a lot to be desired. Théodore Pellerin stars as Jamie, a young, aimless man living in Alberta, Canada. He struggles with his identity and sexuality while his mother, Judy (Shirley Henderson) attempts to deal with the progressing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But with underdeveloped characters who rely on garish representations of difficulty, the film is never sensitive enough to its subjects.

Never Steady, Never Still

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