Shirley Henderson is extraordinary in challenging Canadian drama ‘Never Steady, Never Still’

June 28, 2018Industry News, Never Steady, Never Still

LA Times/ Gary Goldstein Bleak but not hopeless, gut-wrenching but not self-pitying, the Canadian drama “Never Steady, Never Still” is a skillful, sensitively wrought portrait of moving forward despite life’s greater setbacks. Writer-director Kathleen Hepburn takes a mostly quiet, internal, observational approach to some big emotional territory as she follows a pivotal year for a deeply … Read More

A Mother and Son Battle Grief in the Chilly but Beautiful “Never Steady, Never Still”

June 22, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

The Village Voice/ Serena Donadoni The austere beauty of Never Steady, Never Still reflects the stripped-down lives of Kathleen Hepburn’s self-contained characters, who require little and ask for less. Judy (Shirley Henderson) has early-onset Parkinson’s disease, and only allows herself to express regret and disappointment at a mobility support group (where everyone else is elderly). Living in peaceful … Read More

‘Never Steady, Never Still’: Film Review

June 22, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

The Hollywood Reporter/ John DeFore Kathleen Hepburn’s feature debut stars Shirley Henderson as a mother coping with Parkinson’s disease. One of several breakthrough indies of late to have started life as a short film, Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still goes to a place where life is not easy, then seeks out those who have it tougher than … Read More

Locally-shot film up for Leo Award

May 1, 2018Industry News, Never Steady, Never Still

Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen The 2018 Leo Awards announced their nominees’ list and northern B.C. is in the frame. The Leos are the trophies for B.C.’s bustling screen arts industry, covering feature-length films, short-films, documentaries, television, online programming and more. For the first time in Leos history, a movie based in this area … Read More

Leo Award Nominees 2018

April 30, 2018Entanglement, General, Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Highway Thru Hell, I Am Heath Ledger, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still, Save My Reno, Somewhere Between, Thunderbird Releasing, Worst to First

The Thunderbird Group received 32 Leo Award Nominations this morning in 26 different categories. All Thunderbird nominees are listed below. Congratulations to all the nominees! “Through a system of peer adjudication, with final ballot tabulation by Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, we are pleased to confirm the following 2018 Leo Award Recipients. We would like … Read More

Never Steady, Never Still (2018)

April 20, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

Graeme Robertson/ Fan Carpet 4 1/2 Stars It’s hardly the most original statement in the world to say that “life is hard”. With bills to pay, illnesses to fight and families to deal with, life can sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle that only seems to get tougher with each passing moment. This brings me … Read More

Film Review: Never Steady, Never Still

April 20, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

Mike McNulty/ The London Economic  4 Stars The nuanced ambition of Kathleen Hepburn’s 2017 TIFF entry and debut feature, Never Steady, Never Still, based on her short film of the same name, is soaked in the melancholy of quiet suffering. The film takes inspiration from Hepburn’s close personal experience with Parkinson’s disease, the director’s mother having … Read More

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend

April 20, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

Donald Clarke/ The Irish Times Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend New this week: An Irish zombie pic, a feminist western and a Canadian drama NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL ★★★★ Directed by Kathleen Hepburn. Starring Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Nicholas Campbell, Jared Abrahamson, Mary Galloway. Club, Triskel, Cork; IFI, Dublin, … Read More

Never Steady, Never Still: A beautiful, wintry, heartfelt film

April 19, 2018Never Steady, Never Still

Tara Brady/ The Irish Times 4 Stars Review: Poignancy and visual poetry mark director Hepburn as major new talent The ever-impressive Shirley Henderson gives a career-best performance in Kathleen Hepburn’s remarkably sure-footed directorial debut. Judy (Henderson), a woman living in far-flung British Columbia, is struggling with debilitating tremors in the later stages of Parkinson’s. Every button, every … Read More