Bernie Langille Wants To Know What Happened To Bernie Langille recreates the world of a family mystery in miniature, as a man sets out to uncover the truth around the strange and unresolved death of his grandfather, who died in 1968. This film examines the legacy of family narratives and the impact on individual identity.

Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened to Bernie Langille

Sunday October 16 – 4pm
“Atlantic Docs”

Director – Jackie Torrens

Jackie Torrens is a director and documentary filmmaker known for her strong visual style, empathetic portrayal of her subjects, and a keen appreciation for the offbeat. She is also an award-winning writer and actor for film, TV and theatre. With producer Jessica Brown, Torrens is one half of the female-owned Halifax-based production company Peep Media. Since 2012 they have completed 6 films including: My Week On Welfare (CBC, Documentary Channel, Screen Nova Scotia nominee for Best Documentary), Small Town Show Biz (CBC, Documentary Channel, Yorkton nominee Best Arts and Culture Documentary), Edge of East (CBC, Documentary Channel; SNS nominee Best Documentary), Bernie Langille Wants To Know Who Killed Bernie Langille (Bravofactual, selected by Telefilm to represent Canada at the Clermont International Film Festival, winner of Screen Nova Scotia’s Best Short Film and winner of Women in Television and Film Atlantic’s Best Director) and the upcoming feature Bernie Langille Wants To Know What Happened To Bernie Langille (Documentary Channel). Torrens has also directed two documentaries for Telltale Productions, Free Reins (CBC POV Docs, Yorkton nominee Best POV Doc) and the feature documentary Radical Age (Vision). She has done numerous radio documentaries for CBC, including Teen Moms, The Collector, What’s Haunting You?, The Poet Laureate of Youth Now (Atlantic Journalism winner for Best Feature Writing) and Camp Mini Ha Ha (CBC Award of Excellence).