Release date: September 10, 2007 – Toronto International Film Festival
DVD Release date: July 10, 2008
Canadian distributors: Canadian Film Centre / Mongrel Media
|Late Fragment is an interactive film. How the story is finally seen is determined by viewers who can change the way the movie unfolds by navigating the interlocking narratives of the film with a simple click of a remote. The basic story is about three strangers. Faye (Krista Bridges), Kevin (Michael Healy) and Theo (Jeff Parrazo) are drawn together as participants in a restorative justice process, where victims and offenders share their stories. Emotionally broken from the violence they have experienced, they turn to the restorative justice process in hopes of finding wholeness, balance, forgiveness, redemption and a sense of safety. The three story lines interconnect, and this unique cinematic experience allows the viewer to become part of the filmmaking experience by weaving in and out of the film`s story lines whenever they choose. In practical terms, it would be impossible to play Late Fragment in a traditional cinema. At least for now. One simple problem is figuring out who decides when to click the remote. Its true value as a piece of experimental filmmaking is in fact a television event and was fully realized with the DVD release allowing true one-on-one interaction with the story.