The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) is just around the corner. The festival’s line up is looking very interesting and diverse. New this year is the festival’s new location, the Scotiabank Theatre. CFF will take place March 21-25; tickets already available for purchase online.
As it is my custom, I have taken a peek at this year’s line up. Here are my picks for films you should be checking out at CFF.
Wednesday, March 22 at 9:30pm
Director: Chad Archibald
The film follows a young girl who is abducted by a man, after he claims that a cult
is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, the young girl falls deathly ill. As her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She’s not sick…..she’s changing.
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm
Great Great Great
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Adam Garnet Jones
In the span of Lauren and Tom’s five-year relationship, they’ve never had a fight.
Their sex life is fine. They get along fine. Everything points to marriage, until Lauren suddenly sees a lifetime of “just fine” yawning ahead of her, and it immediately makes her hungry for a better, fuller future. She just needs to decide what “better” really means.
No one wants to see a black and white film about a drunk who kills his dog. Jono and Dave learned that the hard way. After a series of hapless pitches, they decide to go it alone. During pre-production, Jono struggles with his identity as a director while Dave succumbs to the dark side of the film’s lead role. The film is a satirical tale of a strange and disastrous foray into the film industry.
Friday, March 24 at 9:30pm
Director: Justin McConnell
A drug addict (Francesco Filice) awakens to find the girl he is with is dead, and must
rush to escape the consequences. Along the way, he seeks the help of his ex-girlfriend (Caleigh Le Grand), while dodging a mysterious figure (Patrick McFadden) who has started chasing him around the city with a gun. A tense real-time thriller presented in a single, unbroken take.
Saturday, March 25 at 12:00pm
This program includes an array of impressive films including The Cameraman (dir. Connor Gaston), Grocery Store Action Movie (Matthew Campbell), and she came knocking (dir. John Ainslie)… to name a few.
There are plenty more films at CFF this year to please most audiences. For the complete list of titles, box office information and more details about the festival, please go to canfilmfest.ca.