Cinéfest Sudbury is thrilled to announce more Canadian films for the Features Canada, Cana-Doc, First Cuts and Curfew Breakers programmes for the 25th Birthday edition of the Festival.
Rhymes for Young Ghouls
[Jeff Barnaby, Canada, 2013]
Aila (Devery Jacobs) has been rendered parentless by the suicide of her mother and imprisonment of her father, Joseph (Glen Gould). Aila's been left to the pathological parenting of her drug addled, dope-slinging uncle Burner (Oakes), who's raised her to become the weed princess of Red Crow. When Joseph is released from prison, he's determined to right past wrongs. Rhymes for Young Ghouls is distributed in Canada by Entertainment One Films and will be presented in the Features Canada programme.
Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Prefers to Run)
[Chloe Robichaud, Canada, 2013]
Sarah (Sophie Desmarais) is a gifted young middle-distance runner. Her life changes when she’s offered admission to Quebec’s best university athletics program, in Montreal. Sarah doesn’t have her mother’s (Hélène Florent) financial support for the move, but Sarah is stubborn, and moves to Montreal anyway, with her friend Antoine (Jean-Sébastien Courchesne). Sarah préfère la course is distributed in Canada by Entertainment One Films and will be presented in the Features Canada programme.
[Weibke von Carolsfeld, Canada/Ireland, 2013]
Stay is the story of a young Montreal woman (Taylor Schilling) who finds herself romantically involved with a much older man living in a small village in Connemara County, on the rugged west coast of Ireland. Abbey returns home to Canada after learning that she is pregnant and that the father (Aidan Quinn) has no interest in keeping the baby. Stay is distributed in Canada by Alliance Films and will be featured in the Features Canada programme.
Our Man in Tehran
[Drew Taylor, Canada, 2013]
Our Man In Tehran reveals new information about the true story of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and the CIA, the secret dealings between the US and Canadian governments to rescue six fugitive American diplomats, and the covert planning of the military rescue “Operation Eagle Claw” during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Our Man in Tehran is distributed by Entertainment One Films and will be presented in our Cana-Doc programme.
[Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto and Adam Wingard,
Canada/ Indonesia/ USA, 2013]
Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil. V/H/S 2 is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media and will be featured in the Curfew Breakers programme.
Don’t Get Killed in Alaska
[Bill Taylor, Canada, 2013]
Liney (Pirie) has always been “one of the guys.” She’s not the girl that boys chase after. That is, until she meets Dan (Lewis), a charming labourer with big ambitions for the both of them. In a down economy, Liney and Dan dream of moving to Alaska to find work on a fishing boat and start a new life together. They just need a little cash to get there. When Liney asks her family for a loan, old tensions boil up and Dan’s intentions are called into question. Don’t Get Killed in Alaska is distributed by First Love Films and will be presented in the First Cuts programme.
[B.P. Paquette, Canada, 2013]
What makes Perspective most unique is that it is not yet complete, and will not be for a few years. Instead, a new chapter (or more) will be presented every consecutive year at Cinéfest until the project is complete. Subtitled Variations on a Love Triangle in 9 Chapters, Perspective is challenging, sophisticated, and innovative filmmaking. The first chapter, titled Salt & Soda, was presented last year, and will be repeated this year as it leads into the second chapter, titled Chris and Other Beards. Perspective is distributed by Nortario Films and will be presented in the First Cuts programme.
Your Side of the Bed
[Jason Jeffrey, Canada, 2012]
Dan Macintosh (Matt Gordon) is in his early 40s and has just lost his wife in a horrific car accident. One day his younger brother, Johnny (Luke Gordon), shows up announced to come stay and help “bring him back to life”. On first glance Johnny’s visit seems selfless - however, when the real motive behind Johnny's visit is revealed things spiral out of control. Your Side of the Bed is about loss, recovery and the way in which different people, with different perspectives, deal with a tragedy. Your Side of the Bed will be presented in the First Cuts programme.
The 25th edition of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival runs from September 14th-22nd, 2013.
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