Thursday November 23, 2017

Exploring laughter and grief in Jordan Canning's new film, Suck It Up

(Melody Lau/CBC)

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Have you ever laughed at a funeral? Cracked a joke at the bedside of a sick loved one? Laughter and grief go hand-in-hand. How laughter helps us deal with the darker sides of life is the main theme in the new Canadian film, Suck It Up. The film started as a passion project for the two lead actors, Grace Glowicki and Erin Carter. They play Ronnie and Faye, two best friends grieving the death of a loved one, Ronnie's brother and Faye's first love, Garrett. Today, Tom Power speaks to the film's director, Jordan Canning. 

Suck It Up is out in Canada on Dec. 1.

— Produced by Ben Jamieson