CANUCKS ON FILM

Movies from our Northern neighbors

Not only are Canucks chill people who offer us drugs at an affordable rate, but they’re also talented filmmakers! MOMA celebrates the latest in maple-leaf cinema with Canadian Front 2008, eight New York premieres from both established and up-and-coming directors. Today’s lineup includes Summit Circle (Contre Toute Espérance), which opens with images of a disturbed, bloodied, gun-toting woman in her forties who’s apparently got a bone to pick with someone. Directed by Bernard Édmond, the film travels back in time to explore the reasons she’s plunged into such a downward spiral. If you’re looking for something with a little less blood and a bit more sweat and tears, opt for The Fight (Le Ring). The story takes place in a Montreal ghetto, where a prepubescent boy escapes his hard realities by sneaking into local wrestling matches.
Sun., March 16, 2008
 
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