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A Look Back: Anne Wheeler

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Photo of Anne Wheeler at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards © Ralph Lucas.
A Look Back: Anne Wheeler
by Staff

(November 2, 2018 – Toronto, ON) It was March of 2002 when Take One Magazine published Kathleen Cummins’ article, Northern Divas and Romantic Catalysts: The Films of Anne Wheeler. It opened with a quote from a director then 30-years into her career: “I can’t make films from any other perspective other than a woman’s perspective. That’s who I am and proud of it.”


At the time this was published, Wheeler had been honoured with six honorary doctorates, the Order of Canada, and several filmmaking awards. But, as Cummins writes, “perhaps Wheeler’s most important contribution to Canadian narrative cinema is her sheer will and tenacity in bringing authentic Canadian women’s stories to the big screen.”

This is the 9th in our Look Back series as we approach our 20th anniversary online next February. It originally appeared in Issue 36 of Take One Magazine. Northernstars.ca acquired the digital archives of Take One in 2007.

Click here to read Northern Divas and Romantic Catalysts: The Films of Anne Wheeler.