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SUNDAY SHOWCASE


Just Melvin
Oct 27, 2002

JUST MELVIN ON THE PASSIONATE EYE SUNDAY SHOWCASE OCT. 27 AT 10 P.M. ET ON CBC NEWSWORLD
"One of the angriest and most painful documentaries I've ever seen...and it's one of the best." Roger Ebert

Just Melvin, winner of Best Documentary at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and the Vancouver Film Festival, is a harrowing American Gothic family portrait full of insight, rage, humour and the desire for revenge.

First-time filmmaker James Ronald Whitney turned the camera on his own family in order to confront his grandfather-Melvin Just, who sexually and psychologically abused three generations of children, including the filmmaker.

THE PASSIONATE EYE SUNDAY SHOWCASE, hosted by MichaÎlle Jean, presents Just Melvin. Sunday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on CBC Newsworld.

Promising to see his grandfather dead or in prison by the end of the film, Whitney documents the path of his grandfather's abusive history, and the countless family members, including Whitney's own mother, who suffered irreparable damage at the hands of a man who subjected his daughters and grandchildren to constant abuse. The legacy of Melvin Just is played out with various family members telling their versions of what happened, until the climax when the filmmaker confronts his wheelchair bound grandfather on camera.

Just Melvin, is produced by James Ronald Whitney, a successful stock broker turned filmmaker, who (as you will see in the documentary) has also worked as a Chippendale, a TV game show host and show dancer. The documentary will be followed by an interview with the filmmaker.



PAST SCREENINGS


British Film Institute
British Film Institute
National Film Theatre
London

Saturday, Januray 27, 2001
NFT2 3.45
Sheffield Tour logo Sheffield International Documentary Festival On Tour

International Documentary Filmfestival
Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 22-30, 2000


Saturday, November 25, 2000 - City 2 at 17:00
Sunday, November 26, 2000 - City 4 at 20:00
Wednesday, November 29, 2000 - City 1 at 18:00
Additional information http://www.idfa.nl

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

October 16-22, 2000
October 20 - 4 pm
October 22 - 2:15 pm

Time Out NY
FRAME BY FRAME An HBO Documentary Film Series
THE SCREENING ROOM, 54 Varick Street, New York City
October 13 - 4 pm
October 14 - 6 pm
October 15 - 2 pm
October 16 - 10 pm
October 17 - 8 pm
October 18 - 4 pm
October 19 - 6pm

DOCtober 2000: the international documentary film festival

Pacific Theatres Hastings Ranch Cinema, Pasadena, California
October 6, 2000 - 10 pm
October 9, 2000 - 2 pm
October 11, 2000 - 10 pm

19th Annual
Vancouver International Film Festival



September 22 - October 5, 2000

49th Melbourne International Film Festival

July 19 - August 6, 2000

26th Annual Seattle International Film Festival

Tuesday, May 23 - 9:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre
Monday, May 29 - 12:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre

http://www.seattlefilm.com


IFP/WEST (Los Angeles)
May 25th, 2000 2 screenings in Los Angeles at
Laemmle's Music Hall 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM
(first come, first served)
http://www.ifp.org

South Beach Film Festival

April 21-27, 2000

Colony Theater
April 22, 6:00 pm

newport beach film festival

March 30 - April 6, 2000

http://newportbeachfilmfest.com/

Edwards Island Cinema
April 6, 5:45 pm

The 24th Cleveland International Film Festival

March 18-28, 1999

http://www.clevelandfilm.org

Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 17th 12:30
Saturday, March 18th 4:15
Sunday, March 19th 6:45

South by Southwest Film Festival, March 10-18, 2000
Sunday, March 12th 3:00 convention center
Wednesday, March 15th 3:15 convention center
Friday, March 17th 6:30 The Alamo

15th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

March 2-12, 2000

http://www.sbfilmfestival.org

Fiesta 5 Theaters
March 7th, 4pm
March 10th, 12pm

Sundance Film Festival
January 21-28, 2000
Park City, Utah
Friday, January 21
Holiday Village Cinemas III,
in Park City, UT
10:00PM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM
Saturday, January 22
Holiday Village Cinemas I,
in Park City, UT
3:00PM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM
Tuesday, January 25
Yarrow Theatre,
in Park City, UT
9:00PM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM
Wednesday, January 26
Holiday Village Cinemas II,
in Park City, UT
6:00PM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM
Thursday, January 27
Yarrow Theatre,
in Park City, UT
9:00AM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM
Friday, January 28
Sundance Screening Room,
at Sundance, UT
8:00PM
PROGRAM CODE: JUSTM

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