Sunday, 17 June 2012

i am a good person/i am a bad person EXTENDS RUN at Royal Cinema!


Actress, Hallie Switzer (left) with her mother/director Ingrid Veninger
 (i am a good person/i am a bad person, MODRA,ONLY) at TIFF 2011

pUNK films & The Royal present  
i am a good person/i am a bad person

EXTENDS RUN

THE ROYAL (608 College Street) - TORONTO 
Q&A’s with Director and Cast Following Each Screening


WINNER
2011 WINNER: JAY SCOTT PRIZE, FOR AN EMERGING ARTIST – TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
2011 TORONTO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – ADAM NAYMAN, THE GRID
2011 TOP TEN - BEST OF THE YEAR - GREG KLYMKIW, CANADIAN FILM CORNER

(Toronto – June 18, 2012)  On-the-heels of a smash festival tour including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s, Sarasota, Whitehorse, Bradford and New York City, among others -- Ingrid Veninger returns to Toronto for a pUNK films presentation of i am a good person/i am a bad person starting June 14th, at The Royal.
i am a good person/i am a bad person will be extended until June 24 at The Royal
BOX OFFICE PROCEEDS FUND THE $1000 Feature Film Challenge. Details here: www.punkfilms.ca Final Film Selections Announced: June 25th
UPDATED Screenings are as follows:
Monday June 18:
7:00pm- i am a good person/i am a bad person
9:30pm - i am a good person/i am a bad person

Tuesday June 19:
7:00pm – ONLY w/ Cast Q&A
9:30pm - i am a good person/i am a bad person

Wednesday June 20, Thursday June 21, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23:
9:30pm - i am a good person/i am a bad person

Sunday June 24:
7:00pm - i am a good person/i am a bad person
9:30pm - i am a good person/i am a bad person

i am a good person/i am a bad person Canada, 2011, English, 82 minutes, HD, Colour, Dolby Digital


Recently in Ottawa, the Canadian Film Institute had a Retrospective on Ingrid’s films, INTIMACIES: THE CINEMA OF INGRID VENINGER.
“Ingrid Veninger’s work as a writer-director often probes the nature and complexities of intimacy: between lovers, families, friends, and, in an important sense, audiences and images. Her cinematic explorations of intimacy, rooted in a playfully subversive use of documentary-based realist aesthetics, are stylish, insightful, and unflinchingly honest assessments of how we treat one another.” Tom McSorley, Executive Director, Canadian Film Institute

Her metaproject - i am a good person/i am a bad person - was inspired by the director’s various film festival adventures and continues Veninger’s bold humanist work by deftly revealing the frailties of a mother and daughter who must confront secrets withheld from one another, and make life-changing decisions, before returning home.

i am a good person/i am a bad person opens with filmmaker and married mother Ruby White (Veninger) dutifully “servicing” her husband before her departure to a film festival in England, where her eighteen-year-old daughter Sara (Veninger’s real-life daughter Hallie Switzer) will tag along as her assistant. Mother-daughter bonding may have been the intent, but Sara’s sullenness and Ruby’s laissez-faire ways drive the two women apart. The trip goes so poorly that Sara decides to fly to Paris instead of travelling to Berlin with her Mom as planned. Sara has some difficult decisions to make regarding her future, while Ruby is fleeing something that will require more time to fathom.

i am a good person/i am a bad person was shot in Toronto, Paris, Berlin and Bradford, England with a crew of 2 and an international cast of 23.

BIOGRAPHIES

INGRID VENINGER  - Writer/Producer/Director/Actor (Ruby White)
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ingrid Veninger has worked extensively in film, television and theatre for over 20 years, beginning as a teen actor on the CBC television series, AIRWAVES. In addition to over 50 acting credits working alongside Meryl Streep, Gena Rowlands, Vincent D’Onofrio, Holly Hunter, Clark Johnson, Janeane Garofalo, Stellan Skarsgård and others, she has collaborated with Canada’s most established and emerging filmmakers, including Atom Egoyan, Peter Mettler, Julia Kwan, Anais Granofsky and Charles Officer. A graduate of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, Ingrid created pUNK FILMS INC. in 2003 to create artist driven features, with a 'nothing is impossible' manifesto.

HALLIE SWITZER – Actor (Sara White)
Born in Toronto, Hallie graduated with honors from Rosedale Heights School for the Arts. As singer/songwriter, in 2007, she formed WEE GOLDEN. In 2008, she appeared on camera with a one-line role in ONLY. In 2009, she acted the co-lead role in the award-winning feature MODRA. i am a good person/i am a bad person is her second co-lead role in a feature film. Hallie has recently completed the Foundation Year Programme at the University of King’s College in Halifax and has been accepted to the Cinema Studies Programme at the 
University of Toronto.

PRESS RELEASE courtesy of INGRID HAMILTION, GAT PR www.gat.ca
Photo Credit: donna g



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