Thanksgiving Weekend to the Cottage

Director: Sandy McLennan

Friday Mar 24th

  • Super 8
  • Hunstville
  • 2016
  • 3:20

As cottagers in Muskoka, Ontario, thousands dedicate hours of their experience to traffic, dashing out from the city and back, especially on Thanksgiving weekend. Shot during this year’s Friday night escape and holiday-Monday-night yield, the super 8 is in-camera edited and hand-processed.

Sandy McLennan is a multidisciplinary artist thriving on reinvention. Decades later, he is projecting new work on celluloid film, compelled to reproduce docu-drama evidence of the world around him. He was a 1981 Sheridan College Media Arts graduate and an Audio-Visual/Computer Technician in schools until 2014. He performed with the Canadian Opera Company at age 7, shot 35mm slides in Hong Kong in 1972, tape recorded R.Murray Schafer’s lake opera in 1981, documented a canoe trip on 16mm film, resurrected his darkroom and taught pinhole photography. He has exhibited and received grants for photography, motion pictures, audio and installation/performance.