Friday, 22 October 2010

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 22, 2010

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 22, 2010!

In limited release this week we have an eclectic bunch of films to choose from staring with the South Korean action/crime film The Man From Nowhere starring Bin Won (Mother), documentary Tibet in Song and the just released Carlos a 333 minute epic (you read that right, over 5 1/2 hours) crime biography focused the Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez.

In wide release this week we have a spooky selection to get you revved up for Halloween with Paranormal Activity 2, a sequel to the indie phenomenal of 2009 Paranormal Activity and I know I'm ready to get scared all over again! We also have Score: A Hockey Musical an uber Canadian film that's was the 2010 Opening Night Gala Film From TIFF, and it bridges our national pastime of hockey with... singing. Yes, it's a musical. Also out this week is the Bollywood release of Jhootha Hi Sahi.

For film festival fans, the Flyaway Film Festival is happening this weekend in Pepin, Wisconsin and fellow film fanatics Andrew James and Matt Gamble will be covering the festival - be sure to check out there coverage over at Row Three and Where the Long Tail Ends! The festival has a great line up, I know I'll be jealous of folks getting to see Gary King's Death of the Dead, documentary Beyond the Myth about the discrimination against pit bulls, and Phasma Ex Machina a narrative film that not only explores questions about how far would you go to bring back the dead, but also will have a panel discussion about the philosophical questions around the issues. Not that's classy. Have fun at the festival guys!

Have a great weekend!


Festival Watch

Brazil Film Fest
Continues until October 24, 2010 at the The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Est Docs
Estonian Documentary Film Festival
Continues until October 22, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Celebrating works of Indigenous peoples from around the world
Continues until October - 24, 2010 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Israel Film Festival
October 24 - 28, 2010 at the Sheppard Grande in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Special Screening

IP Man 2
Son of Kung Fu Fridays brings a 35mm print of IP Man 2 to the T-Dot starring Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Huang Xiao-ming, Xiong Dai-lin, directed by Wilson Yip (SPL, Flash Point / Dao huo xian), choreographed by Sammo Hung. How awesome is that? I love these guys!
Friday October 22nd, 2010 at 9:30PM and the Toronto Underground Cinema
Tickets are $8 or $6 with "I am a Kung Fu Fridays disciple"button

Thursday October 21, 2010 Releases


Dir: Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Clean, Irma Vep)
Cast: Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Alejandro Arroyo, Juana Acosta
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Friday October 22, 2010 Releases

Jhootha Hi Saha

Dir: Abbas Tyrewala (Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na , Asoka)
Cast: John Abraham, Pakhi, Raghu Ram, Omar Khan
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Man from Nowhere
Writer/Dir: Jeong-Beom Lee (Cruel Winter Blues)
Cast: Bin Won, Sae-Ron Kim
South Korea
Limited Release
Official Film Sits & Trailer, IMDb Page

Paranormal Activity 2
Dir: Tod Williams (The Door in the Floor)
Cast: Katie Featherston
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Score A Hockey Musical
Dir: Michael McGowan (One Week, Saint Ralph)
Cast: Noah Reid, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan, Allie MacDonald, Stephen McHattie, George Stroumboulopoulos, Nelly Furtado
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Tibet in Song
Writer/Dir: Ngawang Choephel
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of October 22, 2010**


Dempsey Sanders said...

Have a great weekend Shannon. Really looking forward to scaring my pants off with Paranormal Activity 2 also

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I'll be curious to hear what you think of it Dempsey!

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