Friday, 6 April 2012

Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 6, 2012

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday April 6, 2012!

Posters: Fightville / The Moth Diaries & Bully (Courtesy of Alliance Films)

The vast majority of our releases this week are limited release (7 out of 8!) and there is lots to choose from including 4, count 'em 4, Canadian films. Starting here at home those Canadian films including The Girl in the White Coat and Lovers in a Dangerous Time, plus two co-pros of the Canadian/Irish boarding school/vampire The Moth Diaries (I have to see this one!) and China/Canada co-pro documentary The Vanishing Spring Light. If documentaries are your thing there are even more to choose from including the MMA doc Fightville which I have been very much looking forward to, plus we have awareness doc that's Bully which has been getting lots of attention not only for the subject matter, but also for it's rating controversy in the States (Bully is rated PG here on Ontario; see the parameters of that rating here). Last up for limited releases is The Salt of Life / Gianni e le donne, a sequel to Mid-August Lunch.

In wide release this week we have only one film taking on a larger number of screens and that is American Reunion, a part of the American Pie series and has it really been long enough for them to reunite? Wow.

Images: Lovers in a Dangerous Time Still & American Reunion Poster

Have a great holiday weekend & a fabulous Good Friday!


Festival Watch

Reel World Film Festival
12th annual festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
April 11 - 15, 2012 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TIFF Kids International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
April 10 - 22, 2012 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday April 6, 2012 Releases

American Reunion
Writers/Directors: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay)
Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Shannon Elizabeth
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Lee Hirsch (Act of Honor, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony)
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dir: Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace)
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Girl in the White Coat
Writer/Dir: Darrell Wasyk (Mustard Bath, H)
Cast: Pascale Montpetit, Joey Klein, Monique Mercure, Julien Poulin
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Writers/Directors: May Charters & Mark Hug - feature film directorial debuts
Cast: Mark Hug, May Charters, Gillian Adamson, Saskia Gould
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Moth Diaries
Dir: Mary Harron (American Psycho)
Cast: Lily Cole, Scott Speedman, Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon, Judy Parfitt
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Salt of Life / Gianni e le donne
Dir: Gianni di Gregorio (Mid-August Lungh)
Cast: Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis Bendoni , Alfonso Santagata, Elisabetta Piccolomini
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Vanishing Spring Light
Dir: Xun Yu - feature film directorial debut
Limited Release
Official Facebook Page, IMDb Page, No Trailer Found

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of April 6, 2012**

1 comment:

Luis Mendez said...

The movie I've been anticipating on this slow weekend is definitely 'American Reunion.' I've been a fan of the original series since I can remember, while I enjoyed the straight-to-DVD releases as well. I've always believed that the cast had great chemistry amongst one another and their characters are diverse enough that one can't get tired of all of them.

The evolution of Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle's (Alyson Hannigan) relationship has been nice to see and I'm hoping that the 'Reunion' movie further shows why they are the greatest couple of the series.

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