Lester Alfonso makes his mark

Ah, the ReFrame Film Festival—those three days in winter where practically everyone we know is marching briskly along that slushy stretch of George between Market Hall, Showplace, and the Venue to catch the next film on social justice and environmental issues.

This year, Peterborough cinephiles had the pleasure of seeing the world premiere of local documentary filmmaker Lester Alfonso’s new feature film Birthmark.

Over seven years in the making, Birthmark opens with the scene of a struggle, a re-enactment of a real-life group therapy session. The filmmaker himself takes central focus, struggling like a wild animal, as three people in the background restrain him—an arresting, non-verbal encapsulation of the story.

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