• Geographies of Solitude

Geographies of Solitude

a film by Jacquelyn Mills
2022, 113 minutes



An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic, the film follows Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived there for over 40 years collecting, cleaning and documenting marine litter that persistently washes up on the island's shores. Shot on 16mm and created using eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, Geographies of Solitude is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world filled with arresting images and made with an activist spirit.


Critic's Pick! "Turns an ecology lesson, and an account of a noble, steadfast, single-minded pursuit, into art."
- Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"A sensory adventure through nature's circle of life."
- The Film Stage

"A work of art."
- POV Magazine

"A beguiling and poetic film."
- Wendy Ide, Screen

Press Materials

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Press Release

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Jan 25-31: Anthology Film Archive - New York, NY
Jan 27: Museum of the Moving Image - Astoria, NY

Feb 3: Liberty Theatre - Camas, WA
Feb 3: The Barnyard Cinema - Winthrop, WA
Feb 7: Campus Theater - Lewisburg, PA
Feb 10-16: Lumiere Cinema - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 10-23: Space Gallery - Portland, ME
Feb 10: Magic Lantern Theater - Spokane, WA
Feb 10: Lark Theater - Larkspur, CA
Feb 13-14: Laemmle Theatres - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 15: UWM Union Cinema - Milwaukee, WI
Feb 15-19: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Feb 18-19: Maine Film Center - Waterville, ME
Feb 18: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 22: Lightbox Film Center - Philadelphia, PA
Feb 22-26: Dairy Arts Center - Boulder, CO
Feb 24 & 26: Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY
Feb 24-26: UCR Arts - Riverside, CA

Mar 7-11: DCTV - New York, NY
Mar 17-23: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL
Mar 17-23: Darkside Cinema - Corvallis, OR
Mar 22-26: Belcourt Theater - Nashville, TN
Mar 29-30: Suns Cinema - Washington, DC

Apr 16 & 20: Upstate Films Starr Cinema - Rhinebeck, NY

Jun 4: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Houston, TX

Festivals & Awards

Winner: Caligari Film Award - Berlin International Film Festival
Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum) - Berlin International Film Festival
Winner: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Berlin International Film Festival
Winner: Best Canadian Documentary - Vancouver International Film Festival
Winner: Grand Prize (International) - Jeonju International Film Festival
Winner: Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award - Hot Docs
Winner: The Earl A. Glick Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award - Hot Docs
Nominee - Best Cinematography - IDA Awards
Official Selection - Art of the Real
Official Selection - Camden International Film Festival
Official Selection - Viennale


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