20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

10th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 23-27, 2022

Retrograde

Canada, 2022 : Canadian Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Apr 24 7:30 PM Buy
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Available to watch Apr 29 - May 1
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description

A minor traffic citation spirals into an all-consuming obsession for a neurotic young woman.

After a jarring encounter with a police officer leaves her with a minor traffic citation, Molly becomes determined to get the ticket dismissed. But when her housemate refuses to testify as a witness, Molly’s pursuit escalates into a self-destructive obsession that threatens her job, her friends, and her morality. Disquieting and intimate, RETROGRADE explores truth, justice, and accountability through a dryly comic lens. With sharp writing and sufficient cringe factor moments, this Canadian indie treasure had its World Premiere at Slamdance 2022, where it received a Grand Jury Honorable Mention.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Slamdance 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Adrian Murray is a Canadian writer and director. He holds a MFA in Film Production and Screenwriting from York University in Toronto. Following the success of his short film FREE PARKING (2012), his first feature, WITHDRAWN (2017), premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival. RETROGRADE (2022) is his second feature.

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press for Retrograde

"Deeply uncomfortable but profoundly rewarding. RETROGRADE is quite a ride."
- AWFJ Women on Film
"A study in neurosis and those microaggressions that drive us crazy."
- Quelle Movies

details

Narrative / Comedy / Drama

English
74 minutes

credits

Director
Adrian Murray

Producers
Priscilla Galvez
Adrian Murray
Sennah Yee

Cast
Sofia Banzhaf
Bessie Cheng
Molly Reisman

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awards

Grand Jury Honorable Mention, Slamdance 2022