Friday, 19 June 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 19, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 19, 2009! Its a week filled with releases from near & far, limited & wide. Even though May was crawling with big blockbuster releases it feels like the new trend is it isn't summer until we start seeing all the Wednesday release dates. Don't worry you haven't missed anything, it wasn't this Wednesday but next. But first let's see what is in limited release.

This weeks limited release are filled with Canadian content. The Baby Formula follows a lesbian couple looking for independent procreation, Victoria Day is set in late 80's Toronto over one fateful May 2-4 weekend and The Green Chain is a drama loggers vs environmentalists. You could probably tell those were Canadian just from the descriptions, eh? Rounding out the limited releases are the Russian Wind Man, American food industry documentary Food, Inc. and Olivier Assayas latest and highly acclaimed film Summer Hours.

In wide release this week we have Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy The Proposal as well as Jack Black and Michael Cera comedy Year One.

The biggie doesn't arrive until mid-next week, with the Wednesday openings of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a.k.a. Transformers: ROTF. Seriously, did no one in any meetings noticed that acronym? Really? Anyhow, if you just can't wait for Wednesday it is playing a few spots around town on Tuesday night at midnight-ish. Make note that it's a long one, clocking in at 2h 27min.

Be sure to check out my daily coverage of the Worldwide Short Film Festival here at Movie Moxie continuing through to June 21, 2009.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Continues until June 21, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queer View
A Series of Seminal Queer Films Presented by Queer Artists
June 21 - 25, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
June 22 - 27, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Continues until June 21, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday
June 19, 2009 Releases

The Baby Formula
Dir: Alison Reid - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Angela Vint, Megan Fahlenbock, Rosemary Dunsmore
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Food, Inc.
Dir: Robert Kenner - feature film directorial debut
Documentary on the American food industry
Cast: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Green Chain
Dir: Mark Leiren-Young - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Tricia Helfer, Babs Chula, Tahmoh Penikett, Brendan Fletcher, Jillian Fargey, Scott McNeil, August Schellenberg
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, No Trailer Found

The Proposal
Dir: Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses,
Step Up)
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Summer Hours / L'heure d'été
Writer/Dir: Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep, Boarding Gate, Noise)
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond
France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, Trailer, IMDb Page

Victoria Day
Writer/Dir: David Bezmozgis - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Holly Deveaux, Mark Rendall, Scott Beaudin, John Mavrogiannis, Melanie Leishman
Canada
Limited Release
Trailer on YouTube, IMDb Page, No Official Film Site Found

Wind Man / Chelovek-veter
Dir: Khuat Akhmetov - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Igor Yasulovich
Russia
Limited Release
No Official Film Site or Trailer Found, IMDb Page

Year One
Dir: Harold Ramis (Analyze This, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack)
Cast: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, June Diane Raphael
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Wednesday June 24, 2009 Releases

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Dir: Michael Bay (Transformers, The Island, Bay Boys II, The Rock)
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Isabel Lucas, Hugo Weaving, John Turturro
USA
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 24, 2009**

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