The Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication is holding a screening of Kristin Wallace’s (B.A. Drama 2006) feature film “Moments of Clarity” as part of our department's 25th Anniversary Celebration. In this comedy, a repressed agoraphobic's daughter meets a hardened pastor's daughter. While escaping their homes to attend the annual church youth group jamboree, they discover their worlds aren't what they once thought they were.
The evening will begin with a moderated talk with film-maker Kristin Wallace at 7 p.m. followed by a screening of the film at 8 p.m.
Check out the historical display in the Theatre of the Arts lobby that highlights our major achievements over the past 25 years and the people who have contributed to making the department what it is today. If you haven't been in the TofA in the last four years, you can admire the new seating, catwalk and technical booths as well as our many other updates.
Kristin Wallace is a proud artist from Toronto with the strong desire to create films of substance. Recognized early on by High School drama teachers as having a sensitivity beyond her years, she was encouraged to go to the esteemed University of Waterloo where she studied dramatic arts and took a large interest in psychology. After graduation, with solid training and work ethic, Kristin quickly landed a year-long contract on a popular web-series turned TV cult hit, Team Epic. This was followed by her first leading role in the sharply written dark comedy feature film Lethal Accidents. The director was impressed and cast her in his next film, Tree Line, a dramatic true story about a women battling with an obsessive compulsive disorder.
Despite her success, she felt her true stories were not being told, and so she began expressing herself through writing of her own. Now residing in Los Angeles, what began as a desire to empower herself and woman with playing this specific character, unfolded in Kristin's first feature as lead actress, writer, and producer.
Moments of Clarity is a dark comedy about an un-likely friendship that went on to tour festivals for a year, winning Kristin Best Actress at the Boston International Film Festival, as well as a Movie Maverick Award. The film won Audience Awards at the San Diego Film Festival as well as at the Catalina Film Festival, among many others. Kristin is proud to have "Moments of Clarity" as her debut feature in her new production company Long Stem Pictures, and is committed to continuing to share her unique voice through storytelling.