The Oxbow Cure

The Oxbow Cure - a film by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas
The Oxbow Cure is a winter tale of Lena, a middle-aged woman who has recently been diagnosed with a life-altering disease. In an attempt to come to terms with her transforming body, she leaves her home in the city for a new life in remote northern Ontario. While exploring the natural world outside her cottage, she begins to create an interior routine. A frozen lake, mere steps from her front door, is a source of both fear and fascination. [more]

2013 / 79 min / Canada / 1.66:1


Amy George

Amy George - a film by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas
Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness and women. Amy George is a microbudget independent drama about the time in a boy's life when he's at his least likeable. [more]

2011 / 95 min / Canada / 2.35:1


Mongrel Media mubi

DVDs available outside of Canada. [contact]


August 31, 2014 Amy George on MUBI
Amy George streams on MUBI for the month of September—presented by the terrific feminist journal cléo.

February 11, 2014 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
The Oxbow Cure screens in Kingston at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival on Friday, February 28th at 7pm and Saturday, March 1st at 4:30pm.

October 16, 2013 Cucalorus Film Festival
The Oxbow Cure screens in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Cucalorus Film Festival on Saturday, November 16th at 7:15pm.

October 2, 2013 City Cinema, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
The Oxbow Cure starts an exclusive theatrical engagement on Friday, October 4th.

September 4, 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival
The Oxbow Cure plays VIFF on September 30th and October 8th and 10th.

August 8, 2013 Poster on MUBI
New poster for The Oxbow Cure included in MUBI's The Noteworthy.

May 21, 2013 TIFF Bell Lightbox
The Oxbow Cure starts an exclusive theatrical engagement on Friday, August 23rd.

April 12, 2013 Sarasota Film Festival
The Oxbow Cure plays on Friday, April 12th at 4:45pm.

May 10, 2012 Belfast Film Festival
Amy George plays on Saturday, June 2nd at 7pm.

March 26, 2012 Mongrel Media
Incredibly excited to announce that Amy George has been picked up for distribution by Mongrel Media.

August 9, 2011 Official Selection: TIFF 2011
Amy George plays in the Canada First! programme of TIFF 2011.

June 12, 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival 2011 Awards
Amy George wins the Spirit Award for Feature Narrative.

Selected Press

Dangerous "Amy George" (Eleni Deacon of cléo for MUBI's The Notebook)
The Oxbow Cure: A back-to-nature portrait that sidesteps cliché (Adam Nayman for The Globe and Mail)
Terrible Beauty: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’ The Oxbow Cure (Jason Anderson for Cinema Scope)
The Oxbow Cure review (Andrew Parker for Dork Shelf)
Complex Cure (José Teodoro for NOW Magazine)
The Oxbow Cure (Angelo Muredda for Film Freak Central)
10 Canadian Films To See At VIFF (The Huffington Post)
Made in Canada: The Oxbow Cure (Kamran Ahmed for Next Projection)
Thoughtful cinema that will knock your socks off (David Voigt for Examiner)
'Amy George' Nails The Innocent & Free Feeling Of Childhood (Christopher Bell for Indiwire)
Toronto 2011. Days Nine and Ten (Dan Sallitt for Mubi)
Spare a Toonie for our film? First-time filmmakers debut at TIFF (Melissa Leong for National Post)
Filmmakers on the verge: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (Manori Ravindran for CBC: TIFF 2011 Street Level)
Maturing Kids (Sarah Crandall for Encore)


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