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To Kid or Not to Kid: Toronto VIP Film Screening

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Innis Town Hall Theatre

2 Sussex Avenue

Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

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Is making the decision to live childfree weird, selfish or wrong? Join Maxine as she aims to dispel this myth in "To Kid or Not to Kid".

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The Film

Directed by Maxine Trump / 2018 / 75 min

From the award-winning director of the New York Times Critics’ Pick Musicwood, To Kid Or Not To Kid is a new film that aims to dispel the myth that living childfree is weird, selfish or somehow wrong. In a world where you’re threatened for speaking openly about living childfree, two women, from different decades, search for ways to support each other in making the decision to live without kids.

The movie bravely plunges into an aspect of reproductive choice often misunderstood, mischaracterized, or considered too taboo to discuss. With rising public awareness about climate change, resource scarcity and global population, this timely film asks the question "Why can't we talk about not having children?"

Critical praise for the film:

‘To Kid or Not to Kid’ isn’t kidding about childlessness - The Los Angeles Times

Maxine Trump’s deeply personal documentary explores the pros and cons of motherhood with candor and empathy. - The New York Times

The Panel

Maxine Trump - Director "To Kid or Not to Kid"

Maxine’s previous award-winning documentary MUSICWOOD, garnered both national and international distribution, and was released on TV networks around the world and in cinemas throughout America and the UK. It opened to great reviews as a New York Times Critics’ Pick and The Scotsman Critics’ Choice film.

Maxine has made short and long form documentaries for numerous networks, including Discovery USA, Sundance Channel, TLC, the BBC, PBS etc. She has also won BDA Promax awards for her commercial work and worked in comedy script development for the BBC for six years before emigrating to the US. She brings a comedic and entertaining sensibility to all of her work always wanting her audience to ‘feel’ her films. Her documentary book The Documentary Filmmakers Roadmap was published by Routledge last year.

Her new feature film To Kid Or Not To Kid and spin off series Should We Kid Or Not will be released in theaters in the US on November 15th, in Toronto on the 28th, on TV in Canada November 30th and online December 3rd.

Laura Carroll - Editor, Nonfiction Author, Leading Voice on the Childfree Choice

Laura Carroll is an internationally known expert on the childfree choice. Her books include Families of Two: Interviews With Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World, and Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World. Laura also contributed the chapter, "The Intentionally Childless Marriage" in Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness: The Joys of Otherhood? which is designed as a key resource for scholars, students and policymakers.

Her books have been used in college curriculum, and since the late 1990s, she has researched the childfree choice and those who make it. Her current research includes a first-of-its kind 10-year longitudinal study on childfree women. Since 2009, Laura has also built an ever-growing library of childfree writings. She has been a blogger on HuffPost, and heads the annual International Childfree Day event.

Since 2000, Laura has been featured in major media, including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS morning shows, radio talk shows, U.S. and Canadian public radio, Fortune magazine, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Vice, Women’s Health South Africa & UK.

Chelsey Wren - Founder of Childfree is Not a Dirty Word

Chelsey Wren is a Canadian-based communications professional and the founder of Childfree is Not a Dirty Word, a website and social media community of over 30,000 people. Chelsey founded Childfree is Not a Dirty Word after facing repeated backlash for her decision not to have children. Knowing she couldn’t be alone out there, she has created an ever-growing community of like-minded individuals who share the stories of their diverse lives. Chelsey hopes to help to bring the term ‘childfree’ into the mainstream and, in doing so, let young women know motherhood is a choice.

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6:30 p.m. Doors open

6:50 p.m. Director's statement by Maxine Trump

7:00 p.m. Film screening "To Kid or Not to Kid"

8:15 p.m. Panel discussion: Maxine Trump, Laura Carroll, Chelsey Wren

9:00 p.m. Book signing with Laura Carroll, "The Baby Matrix" and "Man Swarm"

9:30 p.m. End of event

Event Tickets

Early bird tickets (ends Nov 21st)

$15 CAD/regular (26-64y)

$10 CAD/student (25 or under) or senior (65 or over)

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Full price tickets (Nov 22nd - Nov 28th)

$20 CAD/regular (26-64 y)

$15 CAD/student (25 or under) or senior (65 or over)

Preregistration is required. Laura Carroll's books "The Baby Matrix" and "Man Swarm" will be available for purchase.

This is a not-for-profit event and tickets have been priced to cover the filmmaker’s screening and rental fees. Please contact the organizer for sponsorship opportunities.

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