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<The Captive to sceen at Cannes>

(April 17, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Atom Egoyan's latest film, The Captive, has landed a spot at the Cannes Film Festival, as have films by David Cronenberg and Xavier Dolan. The Captive will have its world premiere in Official Competition at the 67th Festival de Cannes (May 14 to 25, 2014). The Captive is Egoyan’s sixth feature to be shown in competition, and eighth as an Official Selection. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his first film in Cannes (Speaking Parts, 1989) and the 20th anniversary since Exotica (1994) screened in Competition.Arrow



<NFB Screens 7 films at Hot Docs> (April 11, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Seven National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries will be featured at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, taking place from April 24 to May 4, 2014. This year’s selection includes two world premieres in the Canadian Spectrum program: Sundance award-winning filmmaker Julia Kwan makes her feature documentary debut at Hot Docs with Everything Will Be, while four-time Emmy winner and Hot Docs favourite John Kastner is back with a new NFB co-production, Out of Mind, Out of Sight.Arrow
<Michael Cera heads to Broadway> (April 11, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) It has happened often enough to almost be called a trafition for Canadian actors. The trek to Broadway, that is. Back in the days before film, many Canadian actors found fame on New York's Great White Way including Mae Irwin, Marie Dressler and Maude Eburne. Now, one of Canadas newest stars, Michael Cera, returns to the stage, but for the first time finds that stage on Broadway. The play itself has a bit of a tradition. This is Our Youth began as an off-broadway play 18 years ago and found room for a string of American actors in previous incarnations.Arrow
<Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It> Now Playing:
The long await for the return of Bubbles, Julian and Rickey is over. Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It is now playing in wide distribution across Canada. One of the most anticipated films of the year, the plot is basic. Out of jail and broke, Julian concocts an outrageously greasy scheme to get rich. Meanwhile, Ricky's dope growing business is under major threat when the government announces a plan to legalize marijuana, so he heads to Ottawa to make an impassioned plea. Imagine Ricky finding a way to say No to Decriminalization...!! Bubbles reluctantly joins them on his own quest to claim an inheritance left to him by his long-lost parents. Watch the trailer on Northernstars.ca.Arrow
<Viv Leacock> Today's Birthdays:
Northernstars June Story, Julien Poulin, Geraint Wyn Davies, Isabelle Brouillette, Steve Arbuckle, Viv Leacock and Matt Austin were born on April 20. Equally at ease in a dramatic or a lighter role, actor Viv Leacock, who was born in Montreal 40 years ago today, started out wanting to be a comedian. His early work leaned on such greats as Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. Already in a few films, Murphy personally approached Leacock to take a role in his comedy feature I Spy. People started to take notice and he has been busy ever since.Arrow


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