Friday, 13 June 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 13, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 13, 2008! We are still in June festival madness with 8 festivals gracing the city over the next 7 days. Be sure to check your local listings carefully when planning your movie going! Even with so much festivalling in town we have 6 new releases, with 3 wide and 3 limited and it is a rare week as I am more excited over the wide releases over the limited runs! I don't think that has ever happened before.

In limited release this week we have The Foot Fist Way a martial arts comedy and something I've not seen before, their official site as 2 versions, one for 'everyone' and one for those '17 and older'. Bizarre. Next up is Irina Palm starring Marianne Faithful as a woman who, well let me just said if I described the content of the film I'd get hits on my website that I don't want to. You can check out the links below if your curiosity is piqued. Our last limited releases is the father and son relationship film When Did You Last See Your Father, which looks quite touching.

In wide release this week we have the latest from M. Night Shyamalan with The Happening which I think looks quite compelling. We also have the controversially titled Young People Fucking opening in 8 theatres across the city! Take that Bill C-10! Finally, if you are feeling a little green there is the latest version of The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton hitting the screens today.

I'll be continuing my coverage of the Worldwide Short Film Festival at Movie Moxie throughout the festival which runs until June 15, 2008.

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Bicycle Film Festival
June 18 - 21, 2008 film screenings at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 19 - 22, 2008 at the Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
Continues until June 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Continues until June 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queer West Film Fest
June 18, 2008 at Good Catch General Store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
June 16 - 21, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10th Annual festival presenting films from Italy and the Italian Diaspora
Continues until June 15, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Continues until June 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Young People Fucking, on Saturday June 14, 2008 there will be a post screening discussion on censorship after the 5pm showing moderated by Richard Crouse with Martin Gero, Aaron Abrams, Brad Pelman. For more information check out the First Weekend Club site and online forum.

My Winnipeg, directed by Guy Maddin will have a one night only live narrated by the director himself screening on Thursday June 19th, 2008 at the Royal. Tickets can be purchased online here for what is to be a fantastic event.

Friday June 13, 2008 Releases

The Foot Fist Way
Dir: Jody Hill - directorial debut
Cast: Danny R. McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

The Happening
Dir: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Lady in the Water)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
I don't watch trailers for Shyamalan's films, I just go see the film. Watch at your own risk of spoilers!

The Incredible Hulk
Dir: Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed)
Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Ty Burrell, Time Blake Nelson
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
You get the gist of the film by the half way point, after there are spoilers

Irina Palm
Dir: Sam Garbarski (Le Tango des Rashevski / The Rashevski Tango)
Cast: Marianne Faithful, Kevin Bishop, Miki Manojlovic, Siobhan Hewlett
Limited Release
Official Film Site (trailer: enter site, videos), IMDb Page
Trailer is spoiler free, contains mature content

When Did You Last See Your Father?
Dir: Anand Tucker (Shopgirl, Hilary and Jackie)
Cast: Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Elaine Cassidy
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until halfway point

Young People Fucking
Dir: Martin Gero - directorial debut
Cast: Aaron Abrams, Diora Baird, Sonja Bennett, Callum Blue, Kristin Booth, Josh Cookie, Josh Dean, Ennis Esmer, Natalie Lisinika, Peter Oldring, Carly Pope
Official Film Site & Trailer (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page
You get the gist of the film by the halfway point of the trailer, contains mature content

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 13, 2008**


Suzie Ridler said...

Holy cow that is a lot of festivals!

I'm looking forward to Hulk, just to make up for spending the money seeing the other one in the theatre all those years ago. Plus, I adore Ed Norton.

I hope The Happening makes up for Lady in the Water. It's going to be a while before I trust his movie-making again.

OMG, When Did You Last See Your Father looks amazing but may be too emotional! Has two of my favourite actors though, might have to just dig out the tissue for that one.

Anonymous said...

It's shaping up to be a pretty good weekend but more than that, I'm very excited to see that "Young People Fucking" is getting a lot of positive buzz!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm not compelled to see The Hulk, I might when it hits the second run theatre but there are so many other things I want to see first.

Suzie, you didn't like Lady in the Water? Really? Wow, we must chat about that on our next skype call... I'm so curious. I loved it.

I didn't love The Happening unfortunately. I found the acting not strong enough which is too bad because I liked the idea/story.

When Did You Last See Your Father looks way too emotional for me. Preview totally got me teary eyed.

Marina, Young People Fucking is getting tons of coverage. All the major papers had something about it this week (not just a film review but throughout the week) and it rocks to see a Canadian film get so much attention. Now I just need to find time to see it!

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