A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday April 6th
Named for a Bruce Cockburn song, billed as a “Canadian Love Story”, set in the small town of Creston, B.C., with a central character named Todd Timmins, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (2009) is probably the most Canadian film you’re going to see all year. Or ever.
Alison and Todd were each others first friends. They shared an idyllic childhood living across an apple orchard from one another, until the final day of high school when they parted ways. Alison, a successful illustrator, and Todd, who seems to have had very little success since finishing school, pick up where they left off at their 10 year high school reunion. Only something has changed. The film goes on to examine where childhood ends and where adulthood begins. It asks whether childhood is a good place to find your adulthood, whether you can ever go back, and says when in doubt throw a beer bottle at it.
Full of charm and quirk that reminds me very much of Andrea Dorfman’s films, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” has already won a slew of awards including the Audience Award at the Calgary International Film Festival, the Best Canadian Feature Film at the Okanogan Film Festival and The Maverick Award at the Method Fest. Written and directed by May Charters and Mark Hug, with a soundtrack by Montreal’s Jesse Brian Marchant.
The film finally sees it’s Toronto opening this Friday at the Yonge and Dundas AMC.
Show times are:
Fri-Sun: 11:15, 3:00, 7:00, 10:00
Mon-Thu: 3:00, 7:00, 10:00
Also happening Friday…
Saturday April 7th
Sunday April 8th
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]