Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Never Steady, Never Still


Year: 2017
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 111 minutes

Never Steady, Never Still
Never Steady, Never Still
Never Steady, Never Still

Judy (Shirley Henderson) has lived with Parkinson’s disease for almost two decades. As her symptoms progress, she relies heavily on her husband to assist her with increasingly difficult daily tasks. When he dies suddenly of a heart attack on their isolated property in northern British Columbia, Judy is left trapped in a frostbitten nightmare. After the devastating loss of her partner, Judy struggles with loneliness, grief, and managing the daunting mundane tasks on her own. Meanwhile, her teenage son Jamie, struggling with the death of his father as well as with physically and mentally taxing work in the oil fields, fights his own battles and inner demons. Although the situation is complicated, Jamie and Judy slowly find their way back to each other, providing the support and warmth the other has been missing. Set in a harsh Canadian winter, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL is a pensive and poetic portrayal of hardship and the resilience of the human spirit. —G.S.

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Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 06, 2018 at 6:20 PM

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World Tour

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Kathleen Hepburn

Kathleen Hepburn is a Vancouver-born filmmaker who holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Guelph and a B.F.A. in film production from Simon Fraser.


Tyler Hagan, James Brown

Kathleen Hepburn

Norm Li

Simone Smith

Principal Cast
Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Nicholas Campbell, Mary Galloway, Lorne Cardinal

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