Friday, 30 March 2012

Shorts at High Noon

As the poster proclaims, The Canadian Film Festival is back and for 2012 it's got some wonderful short films for you to check out. The longest film is only 14 minutes and with such talent on display there will be no time for boredom at The Royal Cinema in "the heart of Little Italy".

How can you resist a title like Everybody Wing Chun Tonight? Well, don't even try. From the womanist 3-minute Ming Dynasty martial arts drama (Win Chun), the comic machinations of an opera diva seeking solace form the stage (Natalie Choquette in The Perfect Vacuum), vengeful UFOs in Devolution: Reckoning and experimental dance in Phase to Rom-Com public transit dramas like Long Branch,  relationship pieces like Sonata for ChristianOnion Skin (the director is only 16!) and Hangnail (filmed in a single shot), there is something for everyone. Included in this goody grab bag of films is a flashback to the 1930's with Rosie Takes the Train, directed by none other than CIUT 89.5 FM alumni, Stephen Phillip Scott. We CIUT-ers are everywhere! Stephen used to co-DJ an overnight show back in the day, when CIUT broadcast from the attic at 91 St. George Street.  Ask him about it at the Q & A after the screenings.

THE CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL: SHORTS SCREENING

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 12:00noon
WHERE: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West
TICKETS: $12.50 (taxes included) Available at the door (cash only) or via www.totix.ca or visit their booth at Yonge/Dundas Square.

NOTE: All screenings are restricted to 18+.

Complete info: www.canfilmfest.ca

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