Friday, 8 July 2011

Film Fan Friday for Friday July 8, 2011

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday July 8, 2011! I'm keeping this short & sweet this week as I'm packed side by side with boxes everywhere in preparation for my upcoming move, and I have to say it's really, really hard to have all my DVD's, film books & journals all tucked away. They are safe & sound, but I can't wait to get them out again!

In limited release this week we have four films to choose from and the sole fiction choice is The Tree, a family drama set in Australia starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and based on the novel Our Father Who Art in the Tree by Judy Pascoe. The remaining three films are docs, starting with Werner Herzog's 3D documentary The Cave of Forgotten Dreams, exploring the Chauvet caves of Southern France which have some of the oldest known drawings. I still get stuck on the '3D documentary by Werner Herzog' thing, it just seems so unlikely... but there it is. Keeping the documentary flavour going we also have Page One: Inside the New York Times with a nice & self-explanatory title and finally Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, a comedy tour documentary had a limited one showtime run last night, Thursday July 7, 2011 and then opens in limited release today Friday July 8, 2011 at Scotiabank.

In wide release this week we have two releases starting with the star studded comedy Horrible Bosses that follows a group friends who are fed up with their bosses and attempt to kill them. And that star studded cast includes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey & Jamie Foxx. Keeping the comedy going is the Kevin James film Zookeeper, with another very self explanatory titles.

By the next newsletter I'll be at my new place and pretty busy from now until then so let me know if you see anything you enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Bite Me! Film Festival
Toronto International Body Image Film and Arts Festival
July 8 - 10, 2011 at the NFB in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday July 8, 2011 Releases

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Dir: Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979), Grizzy Man, Fitzcarraldo)
Documentary
Canada/USA/France/Germany/UK
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop
Dir: Rodman Flender (Let Them Eat Rock, Idle Hands)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Horrible Bosses
Dir: Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Four Christmases)
Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Page One: Inside the New York Times
Dir: Andrew Rossi (Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, Eat This New York)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Tree
Dir: Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left)
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers, Tom Russell, Gabriel Gotting, Aden Young
France/Australia/Germany/Italy
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Zookeeper
Dir: Frank Coraci (Click, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy)
Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of July 8, 2011**

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