Friday, September 29, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday September 29th, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

More migrated films from the Toronto International Film Festival this week, including our 2 Canadian releases The Journals of Knud Rasmussen and Manufactured Landscapes as well as The U.S. vs. John Lennon. I will admit that I was sorry to have missed Manufactured Landscapes I’ve heard that it is absolutely amazing in its depiction of showing photographer Edward Burtynsky work of showing industrial images as beautiful landscapes. I am very thankful it is showing in the theatre, now I get a second chance!

There appears to be something for everyone this week with our 8 releases! Canadiana:
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen and Manufactured Landscapes (and documentary), animated: Open Season, Hollywood: The Guardian, School for Scoundrels, British comedy: Keeping Mum, documentary: The U.S. vs. John Lennon. I love it when there are so many choices, I might even have to get out to more than 1 this week!

Have a great weekend!!

Shannon

Friday September 29, 2006 Releases

The Guardian
Dir: Andrew Davis (Holes, Collateral Damage, The Fugitive)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward
USA

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
Dir: Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat) and Norman Cohn (directorial debut)
Cast: Leah Angutimarik, Pakak Innukshuk, Neeve Irngaut Uttak, Natar Ungalaaq, Samuelie Ammaq
Canada/Denmark

Keeping Mum
Dir: Niall Johnson (The Ghost of Greville Lodge, The Big Swap)
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze
UK
Limited Release

Manufactured Landscapes
Dir: Jennifer Baichwal (The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia)
Documentary on the photography of Edward Burtynsky
Canada
Limited Release

Open Season
Dir: Roger Allers (The Lion King) and Jill Culton (directorial debut)
Voices: Martin Lawrence, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Ashton Kutcher
USA

Rainbow Raani
Dir: Harbance Kumar (Heaven Becomes Hell, Girl from India)
Cast: Stepohanie Bentley, Manvi Dhoopar, Prashant Kumar, Laura L.C. Smith
Guyana/USA
Limited Release

School for Scoundrels
Writer/Dir: Todd Phillips (Old School, Road Trip)
Cast: Jon Heder, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacinda Barrett
USA

The U.S. vs. John Lennon
Dir: David Leaf & John Scheinfeld (Who is Harry Nilsson)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept 29, 2006**

2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

I wonder what the heck the documentary about the U.S. and John Lennon's about? I really loved John Lennon.

talliestar said...

Some of those films look really good. I really want to see Keeping Mum, which was released ages ago here in the UK and I never got a chance to see it. The director (Niall Johnson) is also a good friend of my family's. You'd think that would mean I'd get a free DVD of it or something, but no.