Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!
Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 20, 2008! With Canada Day closely approaching it's thrilling to see that half of the releases this week are Canadian including two of the most anticipated of the summer.
This leads us right into the limited releases of the this week starting with the phenomenal docu-fantasia from Guy Maddin: My Winnipeg. If you have not seen a Maddin film yet, be sure to check out the trailer so see how his films are like no other. Another truly unique film is the international metal documentary Global Metal which looks awesome. Rounding out the Canadian releases is the family drama Family Motel and out final limited release of the week is Before the Rains.
Our two wide release this week are both comedies. First up is the TV to to film adaptation of Get Smart which has one of the best casting choices I've ever seen with Steve Carell playing Maxwell Smart. The final release for the week is Mike Myers' lateest The Love Guru.
Have a fabulous Pride weekend!
Bicycle Film Festival
Continues to June 21, 2008 film screenings at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
Continues to June 21, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Shock and Awe: The Grindhouse Experience All night 35mm film goodness including: Dead Alive, The Boogeyman, Naughty New Orleans and the Black Six. The mayhem begins Saturday June 21, 2008 at the Fox starting at 11:30PM.
Yonge and Dundas Square kicks off summer outdoor screenings this Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 9pm with Gone with the Wind (Part I). See full screening schedule here
Friday June 20, 2008 Releases
Before the Rains
Dir: Santosh Sivan (Anandabhadram, Navarasa)
Cast: Linus Roache, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Rahul Bose
Official Film Site & Trailer (top left), IMDb Page
Trailer gets spoilery at 1/2 way point
Writer/Dir: Helene Klodawsky (No More Tears Sister, Undying Love)
Cast: Nargis Ahman, Asha Jibril, Sagal Jibril
NFB Film Site, IMDb Page, Unable to find Trailer
Dir: Peter Segal (The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates)
Cast: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Spoiler free trailer, Spoilerific trailer
Dir: Scot McFadyen & Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbanger's Journey)
Documentary on the International heavy metal scene
Official Film Site & Trailer, No IMDb Page
Trailer is awesome!! And spoiler free
The Love Guru
Dir: Marco Schnabel - directorial debut
Cast: Mike Myers, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer, Justin Timberlake
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free
Dir: Guy Maddin (Brand Upon the Brain!, The Saddist Music in the World)
Cast: Ann Savage, Amy Stewart, Bredan Cade, Wesley Cade
IFC Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free
**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 20, 2008**