Friday, October 27, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday October 27th, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!

Hugely political fare for the 'right before Halloween' weekend. Maybe true is scarier than fiction. Death of a President was known as one of the hottest tickets at the film fest this year (known there as D.O.A.P) that had some of the longest line ups I've seen. It is a speculative fiction piece on the what would happen if George W. Bush was assassinated in the future. A note to my US readers, this film appears to currently be banned from theatres in much of the US. Controvery continues with the release of Shut Up and Sing a documentary of The Dixie Chicks following them on tour after the anti-Bush comments in 2003 and beyond.

We have even more documentaries, although on slighlty different vein. Deviler Us From Evil surrounds the case of child molester Father Oliver O'Grady, as well as Into the Great Silence / Große Stille, Die which is a look at life in a monastary in the French Alps.

If you are looking for some more traditional scare-fare Saw III is among our releases. Also the Canadian Black Eyed Dog has its roots in a scary setting.

Festival Watch:
Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival 2006
October 27-29, 2006 at The Innis Town Hall in Toronto
http://www.fantasyworldwide.com/
Very cool website that includes a great section on descriptions of fantasy/scifi genres.

Have a great weekend!!

Shannon

Friday October 27, 2006 Releases

Black Eyed Dog
Dir: Pierre Gang (Sous-sol)
Cast: Sonya Salomaa, David Boutin
Canada
Limited Release

Catch A Fire
Dir: Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Bone Collector)
Cast: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Mbuli, Tumisho Masha
UK/South Africa/USA

Death of a President
Dir: Gabriel Range (The Great Dome Robbery)
Cast: Hend Ayoub, Brian Boland, Becky Ann Backer, Jay Patterson
UK

Deliver Us From Evil
Dir: Amy Berg - directorial debut
Documentary
USA
Limited Release

Into the Great Silence / Große Stille, Die
Dir: Philip Gröning (L'amour, l'argert, l'amour, Philosophie)
Documentary
France/Switzerland/Germany
Limited Release

Saw III
Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Identity Lost)
Cast: Tobin Bell, J. LaRose, Shawnee Smith
USA

Shut Up and Sing
Dir: Barbara Kopple (Havoc, Bearing Witness) & Cecilia Peck - directorial debut
Documentary on The Dixie Chicks
USA
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Oct 27, 2006**

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