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The Film

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World”, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.

The Book

By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Widely available again after twenty-five years, this book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.

 

“The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. A masterpiece.”
—Margaret Atwood

“No one who is invested in any kind of art can read The Gift and remain unchanged.”
—David Foster Wallace

“Few books are such life-changers as The Gift: epiphany, in sculpted prose.”
—Jonathan Lethem

Screenings

UPCOMING SCREENINGS (with filmmaker Robin McKenna):

Opening in Montreal at Cinema du Musée, Feb 8 weekend!

Opening in Calgary at the Globe Theatre, Feb 22.

At Cinequest festival in San Jose, CA: March 10, 12 and 14: tickets here.

Our distributor in Canada is Cinema Politica: more info here.

To book a community/theatrical screening in Canada click here. Educational screening here.