Jan. 21st: PASSENGER SIDE’s Canada’s Top Ten Screening

Catch PASSENGER SIDE on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30pm at the Cinemateque (Jackman Hall at the AGO). Tickets can be purchased here.

For more info on the Canada’s Top Ten screenings, check out Jennie Punter’s article from today’s Globe and Mail…

“Time to get your domestic film fix”
by Jennie Punter
From The Globe and Mail

Was it the mute, snowy streetscapes of Polytechnique , Denis Villeneuve’s intimate recounting of the Montreal massacre, that haunts you most? Or the delicate romance that blossoms between the lead players in Ruba Nadda’s Cairo Time that lingers.

More likely, you didn’t see either one of these Canadian films last year. But both hit the screen again as part of Canada’s Top Ten – TIFF Cinematheque’s annual roundup of domestic achievement in features and short film.

“A lot of people in our audiences tell us they never see Canadian film during the year except for this program,” TIFF programmer Steve Gravestock says. “The genesis of whole thing was to create a promotional tool for Canadian films and filmmakers.”

Cinematheque begins screening its top 10 series next week, with most filmmakers present for Q&As. A selection of the features will also hit Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque and Ottawa’s Canadian Film Institute early this year, and Gravestock says TIFF is working on adding more cities to the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »