Sunday, May 26, 2013

1845 - Picture Day

For those of you who don't know who Tatiana Maslany, you really need to.  She's emerged as one of Canada's darlings and rightly so.  Outside of this and other other fantastic film work, she's also the star on the series Orphan Black and it's a tour-de-force performance.  She's easily one of the most talented Canadian actors who hasn't skipped over the border, and we're lucky to have her.
Full disclosure - the producer of this film is a buddy of mine.  I'd heard about this flick and wanted to see it before I really knew him though.
Picture Day tells the story of a loaner in high-school who reconnects through his old babysitter and the the subtle, but important, difference they make in each others lives.  It's a dual coming-of-age story and it's a pretty damn enjoyable one.  It's playing at TIFF's Bell Lightbox for the next week, and I believe there's a Q&A following Monday's screening - otherwise I believe it's coming to VOD sooner rather than later as well.  You should support Canadian film regardless, but even more so when it's such a lovely little thing.

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