Friday, 10 June 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 10, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 10, 2011!

In limited release this week we have 5 films in release including the highly-anticipated, Cannes Palme d'Or winning The Tree of Life from director Terrence Malick (The New World) and starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn. I had a chance to see The Tree of Life and it truly is extraordinary and I highly & widely recommend it. Note that it's long, it's experiential, it will make you think and make you feel and I know it will be one of the best films I'll see this year. We also have two Canadian films this week, starting with documentary Beauty Day which follows Ralph Zavadil aka local-access TV personality Cap'n Video and is the feature film directorial debut from Jay Cheel (The Goblin Man of Norway, and people way also know from the highly popular film podcast Film Junk) and Cell 213 a supernatural horror film starring Eric Balfour (Haven, Skyline), Michael Rooker and Bruce Greenwood, and those are two films I am really looking forward to. And rounding out the limited releases we have the coming of age film Submarine that's been winning people over left, right and centre and the Italian film Loose Cannons / Mine vaganti.

In wide release this week we have 2 films in release including Super 8 which has a great Sci Fi feel to it and strong Spielberg touch (he's producing it, and it's directed by J.J. Abrams), but I'm trying not to watch or hear to much about this because of the mystery element and am happy that now I can just go out and see it! We also have Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, which looks really cute and follows Judy Moody who in an effort to not have a boring summer to make up a game with a point system to encourage her and her friends and track adventure. I can't help but love the spirit of that!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

The Disposable Film Festival
Screening as a part of NXNE
June 14, 2011 at the Toronto Underground in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doc Now.ca Festival
Film, Photography & New Media
Continues until June 25 2010, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
See screening information here

Luminato
Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
June 10 - 19, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

North by Northeast Music and Film Festival & Conference (NXNE)
June 13 - 19, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday June 10, 2011 Releases

Beauty Day
Dir: Jay Cheel - feature film directorial debut
Documentary on Ralph Zavadil aka local-access TV personality Cap'n Video
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Cell 213
Dir: Stephen Kay (Boogeyman)
Cast: Eric Balfour, Michael Rooker, Bruce Greenwood, Deborah Valente
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Dir: John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic)
Cast: Kathy Waugh, Megan McDonal, Heather Graham
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Loose Cannons / Mine vaganti
Dir: Ferzan Ozpetek (A Perfect Day, Saturno contro)
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino
Italy
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Submarine
Writer/Dir: Richard Ayoade (Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo)
Cast: Craig Robert, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine
UK/USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Super 8
Writer/Dir: J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek)
Cast: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Zach Mills
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Tree of Life
Dir: Terrence Malick (The New World, The Thin Red Line, Badlands)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Sean Penn, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of June 10, 2011**

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