A character drama disguised as a procedural, Prodigals gives a fresh coat of paint to the proverbial return to the hometown. There are no plain heroes and villains in this story, just a group of people struggling to keep their head above water. Friendships have grown complicated by familiarity, resentment, and lies. Would you like to know more?
Badsville revolves around a greaser gang, the Kings, and their presumed leader, Wink. Following the death of his mother, Wink begins to consider leaving town. After all, there is no much of a future in a place called Badsville. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew talked with the writer/director of Hollow in the Land, Scooter Corkle. We discussed the casting of Dianna Agron (understated and superb as the lead), the challenges of shooting in the Kootenays, and his other project currently shaping up across the border. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew talks with TIFF programmer Steve Gravestock about trends in Canadian cinema, how festival hopefuls can improve their chances and the most interesting voices currently at work in the country. Would you like to know more?
Synergy can be a wonderful thing: Guillermo del Toro has made Toronto his base of operations and has a new movie coming (The Shape of Water) awash in critical and commercial buzz. The Art Gallery of Ontario is consistently looking for ways to bring first-timers in and is open to non-traditional exhibitions. Put Del Toro and AGO together and you have “At Home with Monsters”. Would you like to know more?
Part of the Canadian Sport Film Festival, The Surrounding Game is a documentary about the oldest board game in the world. In theory very simple (the goal is to surround and eliminate your rival’s stones), Go allows by far more variations than chess. Would you like to know more?
THE PLOT: William Bowman, a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, realizes that to make it in today’s world, he has to go along with less than reputable characters. Much like Forrest Gump, William lands himself in recognizable scenarios (corporate boardrooms, reality TV, the gun control debate), which unveil the pervasive soullessness of modern America. Would you like to know more?