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Rendezvous With Madness + NCFD 150 present The Other Half by Joey Klein
Wed, 19 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
RESERVATIONS ARE FULL. There may be tickets at the door please arrive early.
If you RSVP'd please arrive not later than 6:45. After that time your ticket will be made available to anyone on the rush line. Thank you.
"A jagged, semi-impressionistic approach and two outstanding lead performances distinguish writer-director Joey Klein’s “The Other Half” among the cinema’s many portraits of self-destructiveness and codependency. What might have seemed pro forma on paper — a man, suffering the effects of long-term grief, forges a deep bond with a young woman with bipolar disorder — overcomes its occasionally studied stylistic tics to become a troubled, anguished love story that neither exaggerates nor soft-pedals the demons on display. The rising profiles of stars Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany (both also credited as exec producers) should lend Klein’s accomplished debut feature a halfway decent shot with indie audiences following its SXSW competition premiere."- Variety
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Everybody carries everything they ever did and experienced into a relationship, and sometimes that excess baggage can leave little room for anything new. That’s when it’s time to purge. But this is easier said than done for Emily (Tatiana Maslany) and Nicky (Tom Cullen), who are carrying things not easily dropped: she’s a bipolar woman who lives only on the emotional extremities, and he’s still careening from a family trauma that leaves him explosively angry. An unflinching but moving account of people trying to breach their own issues to reach each other, The Other Half is a made-in-Toronto romantic drama learning how to carry each other’s baggage.
Join us for the screening of Canadian filmmaker Joey Klein's acclaimed debut "The Other Half." The movie will be shown in part with National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150), THE one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial.
Film screening will be followed by panel discussion with Director Joey Klein, Rendezvous Program Director Geoff Pevere and special guests to be announced!
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Scotiabank Theatre - 259 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5V 3M6
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