Actor Liev Schreiber as hockey enforcer Ross Rhea in a scene from "Goon" (CP/HO-Alliance Films)
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its Canada's Top Ten, a list that celebrates contemporary Canadian cinema. And it's 30 per cent Manitoban!
Jay Baruchel's hockey comedy Goon stars Seann William Scott and Liev Schrieber and was shot in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg. If you haven't seen it yet, hurry up. Baruchel announced in September that there's a sequel in the works.
My Awkward Sexual Adventure
Sean Garrity's latest film follows an accountant (Jonas Chernick) in his quest to become a better lover. Naturally, he enlists a stripper (Emily Hampshire) with financial troubles for a mutually beneficial relationship. It recently won the audience award for Best Feature Film at the Whistler Film Festival.
Keep A Modest Head
This biographical, experimental short film by Deco Dawson is about the last official member of the French Surrealist group, Jean Benoît. When it screened at TIFF earlier this year, it took the award for Best Canadian Short Film.
The feature and short films selected will be screened January 4-13, 2013 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre.