Friday, 8 August 2008

Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 8, 2008!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday August 8, 2008! We have quite the bizarre film release schedule this week with the Friday being almost exclusively limited releases as well as being mid week bookended by Wednesday releases. Apparently the cause is hedging away from the competition of opening of the 2008 Olympics on August 8th.

In limited release this week we have a brilliant selection of festival favourite films. Let's start of with Man on Wire, shall we? The focus of the film is a astounding goal of Philippe Petit to wire walk between the two buildings of the World Trade centre. Viewing the film is a truly powerful experience, one which I highly recommend. Take my word for it that this is one of the years best films and it is not to be missed. More festival favourites include the multiple award winning Canadian film Amal which has been charming audiences since TIFF last year. We also have Camera D'or Cannes winner Jellyfish about the lives of three different women in Israel, rounding out the limited releases is the low budget/meta/mumblecore festival fave Baghead.

Very few wide releases this week, they include the Bollywood film Singh is Kinng being released this Friday, then next Wednesday we have the new Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Special Screening

The First Weekend Club is holding a Q&A and Reception after the 3:20pm of Amal at the Varsity Cinema on Saturday August 9th, 2008. Q&A will be with Richie Mehta (director/co-writer), Rupinder Nagra (leading star), Shaun Mehta (co-writer), David Miller (producer) and Steven Bray (producer). Your ticket stub is the key to join the post-screening reception from 7-10pm at the Drake Hotel, 1142 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Festival Watch

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
August 13 - 18, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday August 6, 2008 Releases

Bottle Shock
Dir: Randall Miller (The Sixth Man, Nobel Son)
Cast: Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
You get the gist of the film by the halfway point

Pineapple Express
Dir: David Gordon Green (Snow Angels, All the Real Girls)
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free until two thirds in, however not offensive free

The Sisterhood at the Travelling Pants 2
Dir: Sanaa Hamri (Something New)
Cast: Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn
USA
Official Film Site (autoplays spoilery trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer (spoiler free)

Friday August 8, 2008 Releases

Amal
Dir: Richie Mehta - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Rupinder Nagra, Seema Biswas, Naseeruddin Shah, Koel Purie, Vik Sahay
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer is spoiler free

Baghead
Dir: Jay Duplass (The Puffy Chair) & Mark Duplass
- feature film directorial debut
Cast: Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Great trailer, just shows enough although not spoiler free

Jellyfish / Meduzot
Dir: Shira Geffen & Etgar Keret - feature film directorial debuts
Cast: Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Noa Knoller, Ma-nenita De Latorre, Zaharira Harifai, Gera Sandler
France/Israel
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 3/4 the way through

Man on Wire
Dir: James Marsh (The King, The Team)
Documentary on Philippe Petit goal
to tightrope walk between the Twin Towers
UK/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site (autoplays trailer), IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until 1/4 the way through

Singh is Kinng
Writer/Dir: Anees Bazmee (Welcome, No Entry)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
Australian/India
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer (select 'media' at bottom right)
Trailer is spoiler free

Wednesday August 13, 2008 Releases

Tropic Thunder
Dir: Ben Stiller (Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Reality Bites)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel
USA/Germany
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
Trailer spoiler free until halfway point

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

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