In the Wake of the Flood

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood.


Directors

Ron Mann

Country

Canada

Year

2010

Running Time

47 mins 

Watch the Film

margaretatwood.ca/videos/wake-flood

 

 

SFGFF Film Program:

Margaret AtwoodOn the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel. Along the way she reinvented what a book tour could (and maybe should) be. But Atwood wasn't selling books as much as advocating an idea: how humanity must respond to the consequences of an environmentally compromised planet before her work of speculative fiction transforms into prophesy.

Screening: March 04, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. West Coast Premiere.

Discussion with: Margaret Atwood, author and film's subject