Deborah Kirkland

female
Born
1950
in
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Lives in
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Biography

Filmmaker, cultural administrator. Toronto-based Kirkland, one of the LIFT queer circle, made two shorts that innovate narrative structure for the exploration of relationships and desire. Slip (1999, 7) humorously recounts erotic dreams that a woman and her therapist just happen to be having about each other at exactly the same time. Letter to Margot (2001, 8) deals more with memory and loss, an exquisitely minimalist cinematic letter to an “ex” from a despairing but slowly healing narrator: “I do not know how to let go of you...”