Friday, 2 October 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 2, 2009

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 2, 2009! As we enter the tenth month of the year it looks like we are on the road to awards-centric films. Will any be this weeks releases? Only time with tell.

In limited release this week we have just one release with the festival award winning documentary Unmistaken Child which follows the search for a reincarnated Tibetan master.

In wide release this week we have quite the selection of films, including many that have had release dates pushed forward and back again, or are re-releases! But they are all finally hitting the screens this week. First up with have Drew Barrymore's directorial debut with the fantastic Whip It, which is based on the Shauna Cross novel about a misfit who joins a roller derby league in Texas. Also looking delightfully promising is the biopic Coco Avant Chanel starring Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel. Or for a bit of a change of pace we have Zombieland, the zombie horror/comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin. As much as I love zombie films, it's a little strange to see one as a regular release. If you are feeling toy-nostalgic why not check out Toy Story & Toy Story 2 - 3D Double Feature, the first of several scheduled re-releases of animated films updated to be in 3D. We also have the latest Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying and Michael Moore documentary Capitalism, A Love Story.

Update! Two Bollywood films flew under the radar Do Know Disturb and Wake Up Sid, and are playing downtown at AMC Yonge & Dundas, plus other theatres in Toronto.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch


Canadian Sport Film Festival
October 2 - 3, 2009 at
various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival
October 2 - 4, 2009 at The Revue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
Continues until October 4, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indie Can Film Festival
Indie Can is a film festival that screens non-judged independent films
October 2 - 4, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Muck
The inaugural year for this festival on Movies of Un-Common Knowledge, films that challenge us and views of the world around us.
Continues until October 4, 2009 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Continues until October 2, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday October 2, 2009 Releases

Capitalism, A Love Story
Dir: Michael Moore (Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine)
Documentary
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Coco avant Chanel
Dir: Anne Fontaine (The Girl From Monaco)
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Marie Gillian, Alessandro Nivola, Emmanuelle Devos
France
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Do Knot Disturb
Dir: David Dhawan (Jodi No.1, Yeh Hai Jalwa)
Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Ranvir Shorey, Rajpal Yadav
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Invention of Lying
Dir: Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson - feature film directorial debuts
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Jeffery Tamor, Louis C.K., Rob Low, Tina Fey, Fionnula Flanagan
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Toy Story & Toy Story 2: 3D Double Feature
Dir: John Lasseter (A Bug's Life, Cars)
Voices: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
USA
Trailer

Unmistaken Child
Writer/Dir: Nati Baratz - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
Israel
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Wake Up Sid
Dir: Ayan Mukherjee - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Kainaz Motivala, Konkona Sen Sharma
India
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Whip It
Dir: Drew Barrymore - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Ellen Page, Zoe Bell, Juliette Lewis, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore
USA
Official Film Site, Trailer, IMDb Page

Zombieland
Dir: Ruben Fleischer - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Amber Heard
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of October 2, 2009**

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