Friday, June 01, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 1, 2007!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

What a week! What a selection of films, festivals and even a special screening. So much to choose from, which I find very exciting. I myself, will definitely taking the opportunity to get out the Guy Maddin's film Brand Upon the Brain! Which is being shown with live accompaniment, you just don't often get the opportunity to see that (and I missed it at the film fest this year).

If that isn't quite what you are looking for there are 5 films and count 'em, 5 festival this week. That is a first I think for the newsletter the same number of festivals and films in the same week. This may be one of the only weekends of the summer we don't have a super-duper-blockbuster release. We do have the highly acclaimed, award winning 10 Canoes from Australia as well as the bloody Severance from the UK. Feeling like you are needing some giggles? Perhaps Knocked Up would be the choice for you.


Special Screening

Brand Upon the Brain!
Tuesday June 5, 2007 at 8pm
Elgin Theatre in Toronto, with live narration, foley artists and orchestra
Presented by Cinematheque as a part of Luminato
For more info: http://www.luminato.com/

Festival Watch

Alucine Toronto Latin@ Media Festival
Films showing June 1 - June 9, 2007, Toronto
www.alucinefestival.com

European Union Film Festival
Continues until Jun 10, 2007, Toronto
www.eutorontofilmfest.ca

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Continues until June 3, 2007, Toronto
www.torontohispano.com/thaff

Toronto Italian Film Festival
June 6 - 10, 2007, Toronto
www.italianfilmfest.com

Voices Forward
Film and Culture About People from Israel & Palestine
May 31 - June 3, 2007, Toronto
http://voicesforward.org/

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Friday June 1, 2007 Releases

10 Canoes
Dir: Rolf de Heer (Alexandra's Project) Peter Djigirr - debut
Cast: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Djigirr
Australia
Limited Release

Knocked Up
Writer/Dir: Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin)
Cast: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
USA

Mr. Brooks
Dir: Bruce Evans (Kuffs)
Cast: Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Dane Cook, Demi Moore, Marg Helgenberger
USA

Rise: Blood Hunter
Writer/Dir: Sebastian Gutierrez (Judas Kiss)
Cast: Lucy Liu, Cameron Richardson, Robert Forster, Allan Rich
USA

Severance
Dir: Christopher Smith (Creep)
Cast: Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Tim Mcnnerny, Laura Harris
Germany/UK

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 1, 2007**

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

I think I'm going to see Pirates this weekend! Kind of a crazy weekend but I'm really missing the movies.