Friday, May 17, 2013

1839 - Blackbird

I've been wanting to see this film for a while since I'd heard nothing but amazing things about it.  For those that aren't in the known, this film is about a highschool boy that's been bullied and ends up writing a story about taking revenge on those who torment him - the wrong people find the story and assume that he's planning a Columbine-esque attack and suddenly he's sent to juvee where the people are far worse and realizes the only way out of that hell is to plead guilty to a come he didn't commit.  
Simply told, it starts off with almost a Citizen Kane thing going as we're brought into the backstory through flashbacks following his initial arrest.  The performances in this film really are quite something else.  This is a film that's, sadly, very timely and I think a film that needs to be seen by as many people as possible.  It's currently doing the rounds in Canada so please, pretty please, give it a shot.  Jason Buxton has made a bold first feature give it a shot when you get a chance as it's easily one of the best Canadian films I've seen in a very long time.

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