REBECCA JENKINS is one of those rare multi-talented people who makes it all look effortless. As an actor, she embodies her character down to every last nuance. As a singer, her voice carries a warmth that feels both real and ethereal.
Jenkins burst onto the Canadian film scene with her charismatic acting and singing performance in Anne Wheeler's "Bye Bye Blues", for which she received a Best Actress Genie Award. Her feature films include "Interstate 60", "Bob Roberts", "Darrow", "South of Wawa", "Cowboys Don't Cry" and Daniel MacIvor adaptations; "Past Perfect" and "Marion Bridge.
Please click here to read more.
LATEST NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Great news! “BYE BYE BLUES” - the classic, multiple Genie award-winning Canadian feature film in which Rebecca stars has finally come out in digital format and is now available for rent or purchase from itunes. Click link below:
It is the 25th anniversary of Anne Wheeler award winning movie "BYE BYE BLUES".
We would like to invite you to, two special screenings of the film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, one on Wednesday October 8, at 7 p.m. and the second viewing on Friday October 10 at 2:30 p.m., both at Vancity Theatre.
Here is link to more information. http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f12398-bye-bye-blues
Here is a little background of what has been going on with the "Bye Bye Blue's Movie".
Rebecca and I (Joel Bakan) are happy to announce that, after several years of legal wrangling, we managed to save Bye Bye Blues, Anne Wheeler's classic 1989 film, starring Rebecca, from oblivion. The rights to the film had become so confused they could not be located. As a result, broadcasters had stopped broadcasting the film, there were only a handful of battered VHS copies for sale on line and in the few video stores still operating, and a digital version of the film was impossible due to the unlocatability of the rights. The film was going to die.
To make a long story short, after years of hard work, false leads, and dead ends, we teamed up with David Zitzerman, a Toronto copyright lawyer, applied to the Copyright Board for a license under an obscure provision of the Copyright Act, and that license was granted (in Rebecca's name). This is the first time such a license has been granted by the board for a full feature film (though grants have been made in the past for smaller works, such as photographs, clips from films, and even jokes). Our hope is that this license sets a precedent for saving other lost Canadian feature films from oblivion.
Rebecca has just released her new Jazz Album titled, "Rebecca Jenkins and Her Trio, Live at the Cellar" Please read more below and follow the links to listen and download.
Rebecca Jenkins and Her Trio, Live at The Cellar was recorded at Vancouver’s storied Cory Weeds’ Jazz Cellar in February 2014, just weeks before the club closed its doors for the last time. It was a magical evening for both the musicians and audience as Rebecca and the trio swung and grooved their way through two sets of jazz standards, cool covers, and haunting originals, every tune jumping with soulfulness and joy. Backed by her long-time trio this is Rebecca’s third solo album, after Blue Skies (2008) and Something’s Coming (2012), and adds to a body of work that includes albums with the Parachute Club, Jane Siberry, and Kevin Breit, among others, as well as a soundtrack album from the film Bye Bye Blues in which Rebecca played a 1940s jazz singer, a role for which she won a Genie Award for best actress. That film helped launch Rebecca’s career as one of Canada’s most beloved and accomplished film and television actors, with numerous starring and award-winning roles over the years (alongside the likes of Tim Robbins, Kevin Spacey, and Ellen Page), and most recently in Sarah Polley’s critically-acclaimed Stories We Tell (2012).
Rebecca's Live at The Cellar and her other albums can be purchased at:
For more information about this album and upcoming performances by Rebecca, please follow this link:
Click here to sign or view Rebecca's Guestbook.
by Sarah Polley - Stories We Tell