Friday, 6 March 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 6, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 6, 2009! It is quite an exciting week for film, perhaps March is the new May for releases!

In limited release this week we have Bruce McDonald's latest film, Pontypool which brings zombies to small town Ontario in the most amazing way - it's a must see. I'm thrilled to share that Owl and the Sparrow /Cú và chim se sẻ is being releases, it is a beautiful and touching Vietnamese film of unlikely friends and romance. We also have Fear(s) in the Dark which looks fascinating, featuring creepy animated tales from six different directors. Our last limited release is Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching a historical mystery following Rembrandt and the controversy during the process of creating the painting The Night Watch.

In wide release this week we have One Week, a heartfelt journey starring Joshua Jackson that is one of the most Canadian films I've ever seen. Last but not least we have the first of the highly crazy aniticipated releases of the year with the graphic novel adaptation Watchmen which has been buzzing up a storm since Comicon in July 2008.

Q&A goodness:
Pontypool, Owl and the Sparrow /Cú và chim se sẻ and One Week all have screenings with Q&A's over the weekend, check below with the film titles for more details.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon


Festival Watch

UofT Film Festival
March 9 - 14, 2009, a
t Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

Guest of Cindy Sherman
Screening as a part of Doc Soup on Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday March 6, 2009 Releases

Fear(s) of the Dark / Peur(s) du noir
Dirs: Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire
Voices: Guillaume Depardieu, François Creton, Aure Atika, Gil Alma, Nicole Garcia, Christian Hecq
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Nightwatching
Dir: Peter Greenaway (8 1/2 Women, The Pillow Book)
Cast: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle
Canada/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

One Week
Writer/Dir: Michael McGowan
Cast: Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Gord Downie, Campbell Scott
Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
**Q&A with writer/director Michael McGowan at the Friday March 6 & Saturday March 7, 2009 7:30PM screenings at the Varsity

Owl and the Sparrow /Cú và chim se sẻ
Writer/Dir: Stephane Gauger - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Pham Thi Han, Cat Ly, Le The Lu
Vietnam/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer
**Q&A with writer/director Stephane Gauger at the Friday March 6 & Saturday March 7, 2009 7:30pm screenings at the Carlton

Pontypool
Director Bruce McDonald (Highway 61, Roadkill, Hard Core Logo)
Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page
**Q&A with actor Stephen McHattie at the Saturday March 7, 2009 at 7:20PM at the Varsity Theatre

Watchmen

Dir: Zack Snyder (300)
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer
USA/UK/Canada
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 6, 2009**

2 comments:

Polly said...

LOVED Pontypool! Stephen McHattie was terrific! Now will have to rewatch Watchmen to catch him in it.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Pontypool Polly! It's such an awesome film and how amazing it is that Stephen McHattie is in not 1 but 2 releases this week!

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