Burin movie-goers join the hunt for Pignut
Filmmaker Martine Blue excited by local reaction
Filmmaker Martine Blue feels her film “Hunting Pignut” was well received during a screening held earlier this month at the Burin Cinema.
“From what I’m hearing, folks here really dig the film,” Blue said in a message to the Southern Gazette.
Blue said the challenge lies in getting people out to view the film.
“I really hope folks get inspired to come see this film that several local people here on the Burin Peninsula worked on in the early days, in the preproduction phase,” she added.
The film screened during the first week in October, and since then the venue has added two additional showings during the first week in November.
“I’m very grateful that Burin Cinema owner Brian Marshall believes the film has an important message for folks in the area and felt strongly about ‘Hunting Pignut’ (and) getting a couple more screenings here,” said Blue.
“I am excited because now more local folks will have an extra two chances to see it.”
Blue said as a filmmaker, it is always hard when you sit and watch your own work on screen, “but the interesting part is how different audiences react to the film,” she said.
“I feel that this audience ‘got’ the film, that they got the humour, pathos and the themes of the film.”
Martine Blue at the screening of her film “Hunting Pignut” at the Burin Cinema Oct. 5.