Kathryn Calder is the star of A Matter of Time, but the brilliance of director Casey Cohen’s moving documentary is that it's about much more than the Victoria-based keyboardist and her music.
Using a combination of archival footage, beautiful animated passages, and deeply emotional interviews, Cohen crafts a film that on a base level is about Calder’s rise as a celebrated solo artist and member of local indie-rock greats the New Pornographers.
But it’s just as much about how a child copes with the loss of a parent. At a time when everything was seriously lining up for Calder career-wise, her mother was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis—known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She would eventually succumb to the disease. (Check out the Straight’s DOXA review of A Matter of Time here.)
This Sunday (July 31) Calder—who's famously one of the nicest people in the music business—will host a screening of A Matter of Time at the Rio Theatre. The night kicks off at 6 p.m. with a short performance by the singer, and ends with a Q&A session after the screening.
Partial proceeds from the evening will go to The ALS Society of BC. For more info and tickets click here.