The Tracey Fragments
Winter 2008 Edge series
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 4:00pm
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 7:00pm
Directed by Bruce McDonald
Screenplay by Maureen Medved
Starring Erin McMurtry, Max McCabe-Lokos, Julian Richings, Ari Cohen, Libby Adams, Slim Twig, and Ellen Page
Rated 14A ·
15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz (Ellen Page, Hard Candy) is naked under a tattered shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he’s a dog.
Tracey’s journey leads us into the dark underbelly of the city, into the emotional cesspool of her home, through the brutality of her high school, the clinical cat and mouse games with her shrink (Julian Richings, Being Julia) and her soaring fantasies of Billy Zero (Slim Twig) — her boyfriend and rock ‘n’ roll saviour.
Her travels also put her in contact with the seedier inhabitants of the city. Like Lance (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Lars and the Real Girl), her would-be saviour who ultimately puts her life in joepardy.
Tracey’s stories begin to intertwine truth with lies, hope with despair as we move closer to the truth of Sonny’s disappearance.
The Tracey Fragments is a stirring tragic comedy and a 21st centurey Catcher in the Rye, told in a dazzling pop-art fashion. The film employs multi-frame editing to startling effect, pushing the boundaries of cinematic language to get inside the heart and mind of Tracey Berkowitz.
(Preceded by Madame Tutli-Putli.)