Friday, 13 November 2009

Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 13, 2009!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday November 13, 2009!

In limited release this week we have five films to choose from and this week it's a treat because we have not only one but two Canadian films, Love and Savagery a romance set in 1968 Ireland and Prom Night in Mississippi a documentary following the story of Morgan Freeman offering to fund the first intergrated prom in his hometown. Following the doc train we also have The Horse Boy which follows a couple who travel to Mongolia with the hopes of treating their autistic son with shamanic healing. Also in limited release is the latest Lars von Trier film, Antichrist which received both praise & walk outs at TIFF'09 and it's pretty extreme for a regular release. Last up is I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, based on the book of the same name (and true story) about a bachelor party gone amok.

In wide release this week we have three releases including the UK comedy Pirate Radio, previously called The Boat that Rocked about, you guessed it, a pirate radio station. We also have The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day a sequel to the 1999 cult hit The Boondock Saints. But the biggest release of the week is the disaster film of epic proportions: 2012. Looks like lots of things get blown up and destroyed and I wasn't initially all that interested but that was before I realized Chiwetel Edjiofor (Redbelt, Firefly) is in it! Dang, looks like that sucker goes on the list.

Be sure to check out my daily coverage of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival at Movie Moxie between November 13 -15, 2009.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

aluCine
Toronto Latin Media Festival
November 12 - 28, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

European Film Festival
November 19 - December 3, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mobifest
made-for-mobile-movies
Toronto Awards & Symposium November 16 - 17, 2009
Finalists screened November 29, 2009 at The Revue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
November 5 - 14, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Serbian Film Festival
November 12 - 15, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reel Awareness
Human Rights Film Festival
November 12 -15, 2009 at the NFB Cinema , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
November 11 - 15, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

October Country
Documentary following a family for one year from one Halloween to the next
Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 6:30 and 9:15PM at The Bloor
Filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher in attendance
This screening is a part of Doc Soup by Hot Docs

Let's Scare Jessica to Death
1971 Classic Horror screens this Thursday November 19, 9:30pm at The Bloor
Director John D. Hancock in attendance
This screening is presented by Rue Morgue as a part of their Cinemacabre Movie Nights


Friday November 13, 2009 Releases

2012
Dir: Ronald Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day)
Cast: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Edjiofor, Woody Harrelson, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover
USA/Canada
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Antichrist
Dir: Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Dogville)
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbouroug
Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Writer/Dir: Troy Duffy (Boondock Saints)
Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, Julie Benz, Clifton Collins Jr., Judd Nelson
USA
Official Film site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Horse Boy

Dir: Michel O. Scott - feature film directorial debut
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Dir: Bob Gosse (Julie Johnson)
Cast: Matt Cazuchry, Jesse Bradford, Geoff Stults, Keri Lynn Pratt, Marika Dominczyk
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Love and Savagery
Dir: John N. Smith (A Cool, Dry Place)
Cast: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene
Canada/Ireland
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Trailer

Pirate Radio
Writer/Dir: Richard Curtis (Love Actually)
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Rhys Darby, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy
UK/Germany/USA/France
Official Film Site, IMDb Page Trailer

Prom Night in Mississippi
Writer/Dir: Paul Saltzman - feature film directorial debut
Documentary following the story of Morgan Freeman offering to fund the first intergrated prom in his hometown
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Film Clips, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of November 13, 2009**

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