Canadian Actress/Musician, Rebecca Jenkins, to be Honored at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony.
Chlotrudis will honor Canadian actor/musician Rebecca Jenkins for her work on screen at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony. Connoisseurs of Canadian film will know Jenkins from her outstanding work in such films as the Chlotrudis-winning MARION BRIDGE, WILBY WONDERFUL, PAST PERFECT, WHOLE NEW THING, or her early roles in BYE BYE BLUES and BOB ROBERTS. More recently, you may have noticed her in this year's Best Documentary nominee, STORIES WE TELL, bringing to cinematic life Sarah Polley's mother, Diane. Or perhaps, if you were a fan of alternative music in the 80s, you caught her in a video, or on stage as one of Jane Siberry's talented background vocalists. If you haven't heard of Rebecca Jenkins, prepare to be wowed by this multi-talented woman who has charmed many Chlotrudis members over the years with her outstanding work on screen.
Her transition from music to acting was deftly handled in BYE BYE BLUES, a late 80's romantic drama about a WWII wife & mother who joines a local dance band to provide for family while her husband is at war. A few years later she appeared in Tim Robbins' political satire BOB ROBERTS before spending ten years working on television and the occassional Canadian film. In 1992 she really showed her acting chops for two Chlotrudis Award-winners in dramatic roles. In PAST PERFECT, Rebecca stars opposite writer/director/actor Daniel MacIvor showing two days in a couples' relationship: the day the met, and the day they may be breaking up. That same year she provided terrific ensemble work in Wiebke von Carolsfeld's Buried Treasure winner, MARION BRIDGE with Molly Parker and Ellen Page. She appeared in Deepa Mehta's screen adaptation of Carol Shields' novel, The Republic of Love before working with Daniel on two more films, WILBY WONDERFUL and WHOLE NEW THING. More Canadian television, and a pair of films by Carl Bessai bring us to last year where she delicately and beautifully played the role of Diane Polley in Sarah Polley's amazing documentary, STORIES WE TELL.
Rebecca will be honored at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony being held on Sunday, March 16, 4pm at the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. She will be joined by returning honoree, Beth Grant. Tickets are $20/$15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members and will be on sale online soon.