Sunday, 30 October 2016

Eatable Film Festival - The Need for Meat



It's the second year of the Eatable Film Festival held at the Royal Cinema on College Street.  I attended one of the films in the 4 film series last week.
Each film and food and drink pairing costs $39 for a ticket.

Held over 4 nights, each night a different food film is paired with a local restaurant and drink vendor to make it a full experience.

The screening I attended was the film "Need for Meat", a film by Marjin Frank.  The restaurant providing the food was Scott Vivian's Beast, they made a meatball with fennel and sauce,  inspired by the film.  There was also a drink created for the night but I can't remember what it was.  It was a bit too medicinal for me.


The film "NEED FOR MEAT" is about a young mother who decided that she needs to give up meat to be a better example for her young daughter.  The on again off again carnivore/vegetarian decides that maybe she should have to slaughter a cow to get her to stop eating meat.

She explores what it's like to work in an eco slaughterhouse and gains respect and love of the process and she discusses her experiences with a psycho therapist to find out why she can't give up meat.

She has raised her daughter without feeding her any meat while still eating meat herself but feels hypocritical about that and struggles with what she believes is good for her child and the planet and her intense craving and love of meat.  Will she give it up or will she keep eating it and raise her daughter as a carnivore.  You will have to see the movie to find out.

Warning:  This movie is very RAW and graphic.  Adult entertainment.  It is a Dutch film but is in English.



Monday, 26 September 2016

Stalkerazzi Culture


I felt compelled to write this Blog Post after what I witnessed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  It got me angry at the behaviour of some of the people "fan watching".

There are 2 kinds of people that show up and stand around for hours waiting to see celebrities.

The 1st kind are the people that love their work or think they are beautiful or whatever fantasy they have attached to them, or they want to be seen with these people to show off to their friends and family.  Yes the celebrities are gracious to these people and pose with their babies as I witnessed Zhang Zie do with a young Asian family.  Signatures are out and selfies are in.  Smart celebrities have taken to grabbing the camera and taking the selfies themselves because it saves a lot of time for them.  Most celebrities are happy to do this and some know it's just part of their business and do a few.  Some celebrities like Gerard Butler like to take to getting the people to pose with him and do his signature salute photo.  He likes to have fun with it.  Some celebrities go out of their way to get to as many fans as they can and sometimes they want to but are on a tight schedule and can't sign or pose for pics.  Don't blame the celebrity, blame their hectic schedules.

The 2nd kind of "Fan" isn't really a fan, it's a Stalkerazzi, a person who will wait for hours to get a celebrity to sign a studio photo or poster which they turn around and sell on Ebay or a fan expo.
These people don't get excited and squeel in their excitement,  they literally yell at the celebrities.
What I witnessed at the screening of ReAssignment was horrifying and disgusting behaviour.  Both Michelle Rodriguez and Segourney Weaver were there for the screening.  Michelle arrived a bit earlier so she had a bit of time to sign and pose with the "fans" but Segourney spent time doing interviews and then had no time to sign or snap pics with the people waiting.  The director had already entered for the introductions and the stars weren't going to go on stage but they were being seated to see the film.  As I walked in front of Segourney to bring her into the building I was disgusted at the behaviour of the people waiting on the other side of the barriers.  They were rudely yelling at her to sign their photos etc.  One saying, "he waited all day".   How is that Segourney's fault?  They were upset obviously because he wasn't going to make any money off of her signature or photo.  Too bad buddy.  There are no guarantees that these celebrities will accommodate your bank accounts and I think the practice of selling signatures should stop altogether.

I heard that one celebrity started to refuse to sign things and opted to only take selfies with people.  As I thought about it, I thought that was actually a smart practice because they can't sell photos with themselves in it.  That's a fan thing ONLY.  

I had time to kill before a film and went to see my friends at Roy Thompson Hall and the Rolling Stones were there for their screening.   One guy was upset that he went for a break and missed 2 of the Stones that were there.  He said that the signature guys as he called them, were the crazy ones. He was carrying a ladder so gee wonder what his intentions were?  I didn't see them either but didn't really care.  They were already there when I walked over but I didn't really care.  I saw Keith Richards speak at his documentary last year and that was fine for me.
I guess I am jaded and over the craziness of seeing celebrities but really, you aren't going to form a lasting relationship with them if you see them for a second before they walk into a building.

The world has become too obsessed with Celebrity and sometimes I think I help feed into that because I have been a makeup artist, a filmmaker, and volunteered at a number of film festivals where celebrities are put on pedestals above everyone else.

They need to go to the bathroom just like the rest of us.

Some people are super talented and multi talented like people like Justin Timberlake who had a documentary about his last show premier at the festival.  He has been in the business since he was a child and has gotten to the top of the music business and is now tackling the film world and also has his hands in the design world and even in Tequila too.  I think people with years of work put into their craft should be respected.   Segourney Weaver should be respected because she broke ground for a lot of females to get tough women roles in film.   They don't deserve to be yelled at or made money off of.

Yes I love to take photos but not just of celebrities and I only take photos of people I admire for myself.  I am not looking to sell them.  I also take photos of random things on the street and homeless people because at heart I am a photographer.

So please consider the celebrity as a person and put yourself in their shoes and think about if you would like being yelled at or taken advantage of for just showing up somewhere.

People like Kim Kardashian have controlled the dollars to go to her for showing up but I think that her whole thing had driven the celebrity culture to do insane things.

Gone are the days where celebrities are portrayed a certain way and respected.  I long for those days to return.

Please stop buying those signed photos and give them the respect that you wish to have.  I am sure most of them would be happy to have a real conversation with you.


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Damon is Bourne



YOU KNOW HIS NAME - Jason Bourne aka Matt Damon


Sometimes you end up at the right place at the right time.  This doesn't happen all that often for me. I am mostly somewhere else and missing cool things.  Yesterday was different though.  I left my office and decided to grab a pizza instead of hopping on a packed subway train and having to stand all the way home.  Just as I left the building and was walking over to the Pizza place next door I heard someone call my name.  I stopped and turned around and it was one of my film festival friends who had just picked up tickets that she won for the new Bourne film.  She said she had an extra one if I wanted to go.  Heck Ya!  I was just going to go home and do laundry.  It was early so I still grabbed my pizza and headed over to meet her at the Scotiabank theatre.

The best part is that I didn't have time to think about it and see any trailers or anything.  But I am totally familiar with this franchise and have probably seen all the Bourne films so I knew what to expect.  I have to say that Matt Damon is one of my favourite people to attend TIFF,  he is very chill but when he has a movie in the festival it's pandemonium.  He really is that side of the Bourne character that can fly under the radar when he wants to.

But anyway, back to the actual film.  It's pretty much all action all the time.  I realized that Damon as Bourne is pretty much in motion for about 90% percent of the time, either walking, running, riding a motorcycle or driving.  The stunts are unbelievable and seem to get more over the top and how did they do that with each film.  Then there are the bad guys who are supposed to be the good guys.  It's hard not to hate Tommy Lee Jones' character and he gets what he deserves in this film.

It's nice to see Alicia Vikander in this one as a smart head of Intelligence who you aren't quite sure what her agenda is.  She plays it very smart and has great equality with Damon.

Bourne is a secret agent magician who is always one step ahead of the game and always tries to figure out the bad guys move and out manouever them.   He is there and then he is gone.  Seemlessly travelling through countries and through obstacles.   I want to be as smooth as him in my real life.

It's impressive that at 45, Damon is still able to do all of these action scenes and get buff for each one.  I don't know how long he will be able to do these films but I hope he stays on maybe in some other capacity because he is a really great actor and this role was tailor made for him.

I truly enjoyed this one and left feeling like I got lucky to be in the right place at the right time to get this preview ticket.  

Go see it and make sure you don't drink too much or you will miss lot's of action.


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Tony Robbins is not your Guru.

Tony Robbins is a master at motivating people into changing their lives, although I have been reading his books and listening to him speak since the 80's I have found it hard to stick but what the new documentary: Tony Robbins: I am not your Guru explains is that you need a physical shift in the way you transform into a new way of being.  I guess I haven't had that physical change but I must say that some of the things he has said over the years have stuck with me.  I find myself thinking about a lot of it after seeing the documentary which takes you into his Date with Destiny 12 hour, 6 day seminars.  You pretty much give up everything and focus on your life in those 6 days, and I guess that's where the physical transformation comes into play.  When all you do is focus all of your attention on the things you are unhappy with in your life you start to think about what you have to do to change it.  Tony helps you zero in on what the core of the problem is and what you have to do to make the change.

I saw the documentary at the 2016 Hot Docs film festival where Tony was in attendance to introduce the film.  I have to tell you that I stood in a rush line for an hour to see the 1st screening at which he did a full Q&A and unfortunately the Rush line cut off just in front of me.  So my friend and I killed time at the coffee shop next door waiting for the 2nd screening.  I knew Tony would be there and wanted to get a chance to see the screening and hear what he had to say, even though I knew the film is going to be shown on Netflix in July.  We did get in and we did get to see Tony Robbins but unfortunately he wasn't able to stay for a Q&A afterwards but the director Joe Berlinger did.  Joe was the director of the great documentary about Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

Joe explained that he met Tony socially years ago and didn't believe in the seminars but Tony invited him to attend one and even though he was skeptical it changed his mind and his life.  He decided he wanted to make a documentary about it and see if it was real and was persistent in asking Tony to let him do it and after a long time Tony finally agreed.  He didn't want the cameras to get in the way of the attendees experience.  Joe took a fly on the wall approach to filming and even though he did some interviews it is mostly just viewing people going through their experiences at the seminar and sharing their stories.

Because I was well aware of what Tony Robbins does after even seeing him live at a Millionaire Mind weekend seminar at the Metro Convention Centre years ago, note: don't go see him on a full stomach,  I wasn't able to stay until the end of his seminar but I got a good 40 minutes experience of it.  It's a non stop full impact high energy and very interactive presentation.  Prepare to be all in if you attend one of these seminars.  The one I attended was a weekend with many different speakers and although I was turned off by many of them because I found that most of them were just pushing books or future expensive seminars,  there were a few of the speakers that were very interesting and made a lot of sense.  I am sure Tony tried to sell some books and seminars but I left before he got to the sell part.  That was the only thing that turned me off was that most of these things get you hyped up and sucked in to spend more money, kind of like some psychics.  I am not saying Tony does this but it's because of this kind of practice that Tony has a lot of skeptics.  I do think he is the real deal and understands and can get to the root of someone's problems like a qualified psychologist.  I suppose you really need to experience it or read the books to see if things click for you.

I would suggest that you see the documentary and decide for yourself if you believe in it or not.
I do think that Tony is genuine and real and you have to be to do this for 30 plus years with countless corporations and celebrities.  Celebrities who were in attendance at the seminar shown in the documentary were Julian and Derek Hough and Maria Menounos.

He has a reputation as huge as he is and I suppose the title of the film speaks to the fact that you have to do the work and he just gives you the tools to do it.

I would recommend seeing the documentary if you don't know much about him and see if any of it relates to your own life.  Watch with an open mind and you will get something from it.


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Madonna's former dancers Strike a Pose

STRIKE A POSE - Documentary - 2016

(photo by Linda Posnick)
Strike a Pose;top row: Salim Gauwloos, Oliver Crumes III, Carlton Wilborn, Kevin Stea 
bottom row: Luis Camacho, Jose Gutierez

In a continuation on my reviews of films that were screened at Hot Docs 2016 in Toronto this festival May 2016,  on the last weekend of the festival I attended the screening of Strike at Pose at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.  I heard I missed the screening that had all the men from the film at the screening but the screening I attended was just as popular and full.  I had to sit in the stiff neck section at the front of the theatre even.

The documentary was directed by Ester Gould and  Reijer Zwaan.

The subjects of the film were Madonna's former dancers from her Blonde Ambition tour and were seen in her controversial documentary TRUTH OR DARE.

The directors take a look at what has happened to these acclaimed dancers since the Blonde Ambition tour ended.

The film is a combination of laughs, sadness, irony, tragedy and triumph with all of these characters and I mean characters with big personalities and insane life stories.

Sadly Madonna doesn't appear in the film but is seen through clips from the Blonde Ambition tour and the Truth or Dare movie.  After the tour was over they all went their separate ways even though during the tour they became like a family with Madonna being the Matriarch.

The Truth or Dare documentary was Madonna's plan to push buttons and boundaries and the world and question everything that is thought of as the norm.  But there are always consequences to these actions and Madonna's challenge to her dancers to kiss turned into a legal battle following the outing of the dancers on film.  It's one thing for you to choose to come out in a public forum but another to be pushed out by a dare.

Strike a Pose tells each dancers story from the tour until current day.  I would say that all of the dancers have had various major life struggles since riding high on the tour.  Nothing lasts forever as they say.

The dancers hadn't kept in touch even though they loved each other but it took these documentary filmmakers to bring them together many years and many lives later.

This film will make you laugh and make you think and make you feel for these individuals that never attained the superstardom that Madonna did.

Although I am not big on giving films star ratings... I would give this one a SuperStar!!

Go see it if you get the chance..  It's a fun look at where we have come from.

for more info on the film go to their website:  http://ctm.nl/

One on One with Ants on a Shrimp director Maurice Dekkers

At Hot Docs I  had a quick one on one chat with Maurice Dekkers the Director of "Ants on a Shrimp", the documentary about famed Michelin Chef Rene Redzepi's restaurant Noma setting up a PopUp restaurant in Japan.

Maurice and his crew want to shoot like flies on a wall or ants on a shrimp and give the viewer a look from the inside of the inner workings of a high level restaurant in food development.  Rene's goal was to be uncomfortable and break outside of any pre conceived box that people expected him to fall in to. He was a stranger in a new place looking for a way to merge terroir, technique and style to create new dishes you could only find in that particular location at that particular time.

I asked Maurice 10 questions about the film and the food. 

1.  How did you become involved with this project?
"I was working with Rene on a a television series when the opportunity to document the Noma popup came up.

2.  How long did it take to film?
"A couple of months, about a month in the restaurant and the rest in Denmark and around Japan".

3.  What were some of the challenges?
It was self funded. Jumping on it quickly after discussing it with Rene.  It was his first long form documentary.

4.  What do you think about food bloggers?  We agreed that there are good ones and bad ones but he also said that food bloggers helped with his chocolate business, Tony's Chocolonely, in Amsterdam.  He also said that Rene likes storytelling and likes the way some bloggers tell a story about the food.

5.  How big was your crew?
It was a crew of 3 people.

6.  Did you and the crew get to eat any of the Noma food while filming?
"Yes of course, we were the Guinea Pigs".

7.  What was the weirdest thing you ate?
"Cod sperm" and foraged things you don't know you can eat.

8.   Do you have any other projects lined up?  "No, not now".  He will be busy doing the festival circuit for a while.

9.  Have you spent any time at any Toronto Restaurants?  He went to one restaurant for Tapas with the group from Eatable Films but he couldn't remember the name but he enjoyed it.

10.  Do you think Rene's approach in developing recipes using native local food could be a solution to issues like food insecurity, poverty and food waste?

He wasn't sure but thought maybe in some ways, although the food at Noma is very expensive because of the research and development and the man hours to produce the labour intensive food.
He also said that Rene's approach to the Japan Noma was to be uncomfortable and not do exactly what they did in Denmark but learn from their surroundings.

Read my post about the film "Ants on a Shrimp" here:


At the time of this post the film was just beginning the festival circuit so there isn't a theatrical release date yet.  

Saturday, 23 April 2016

5 films to see at Hot Docs

The Hot Docs Documentary film festival returns to Toronto from April 28 to May 8, 2016.  
I had a chance to review a few of the films prior to the festival.  They couldn't be more different from each other in subject matter, from food, music, dancing, and guns to Alzheimer's disease.   All of these subjects are really close to my heart for many reasons and I am always astounded by the quality of the documentaries Hot Docs finds every year. 
This year in 11 days there are 232 films in 12 programs from 51 countries with 40% that are made by female directors. which is unprecedented.  

These are a few of the films I was able to see prior to the festival.

Ants on a Shrimp
ANTS ON A SHRIMP (Special Presentations)
D: Maurice Dekkers | Netherlands | 2016 | 88 min | Canadian Premiere
Michelin chef RenĂ© Redzepi of “The World’s Best Restaurant” Noma temporarily closes Noma to head to Tokyo for a five-week pop-up.  He is a man that isn't content on doing what he has already done and as he built his Denmark restaurant from what was available from the land around him, he tries to bring this sensibility to the menu creation in Tokyo.  Will it work? Will they expect the same food as the Noma menu?  How does he retain his integrity and creativity in an unfamiliar place?  This is an intense look inside the world of innovative chefs and the dedication it takes to produce food at such a high level.

HOT DOCS SCREENING DATES:
SUNDAY, MAY 1                                6:45 PM               ISABEL BADER THEATRE
MONDAY, MAY 2                              12:30 PM              HART HOUSE THEATRE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4                        6:30 PM                ISABEL BADER THEATRE
SUNDAY, MAY 8                                6:00 PM               THE ROYAL

David Byrne - Contemporary Colour
John Mann - Spirit Unforgettable
Under the Gun


CONTEMPORARY COLOR (Special Presentations)
D: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | USA | 2016 | 96 min | International Premiere
An extraordinary lineup of top music stars including event mastermind David Byrne of The Talking Heads, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent and more perform live with 10 “colour guard” teams—perfectly synchronized students in pep-rally choreography—in this one-of-a-kind, kaleidoscopic event.
This film is an interesting look at mixing art forms and collaboration between Music artist and creative young dance groups.  The colour guard is a mix between cheerleeding and modern dance. 

HOT DOCS SCREENING DATES:
MONDAY, MAY 2                              6:30 PM                BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4                       4:15 PM                TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
SUNDAY, MAY 8                               1:00 PM                BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA


SPIRIT UNFORGETTABLE 
D: Pete McCormack | Canada | 2016 | 86 min) 
John Mann the front man for Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West and his wife, actress and playwright Jill Daum decide to tell their story of John's early onset of Alzheimer's disease before the progression declines.  
I didn't know anything much about the Spirit of the West but I do know about the effects of Alzheimer's and this is what it looks like at the early stages.  John Mann is only 52 and still able to function but with his friends and family but how can he continue a career that is based on remembering music and lyrics.  It's a sad look into the reality of what is lost from this disease.

                          HOT DOCS SCREENING DATES:
                                     SATURDAY, APRIL 30                  9:00 PM                  ISABEL BADER THEATRE
                                     MONDAY, MAY 2                         3:00 PM                  HART HOUSE THEATRE
                                     SUNDAY, MAY 8                          12:30 PM                ROYAL CINEMA
                
 
Gary Numan: Android in LA LA LAND
GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND
D: Steve Reid, Rob Alexander | UK | 2016 | 85 min | Canadian Premiere
Gary Numan was one of the leaders of the electronic music era in the 80's but as the electronic music's popularity faded Numan became somewhat of a recluse in the UK.  It would probably have been the end of him and his career if he hadn't met a fan who became his supportive wife.  Gemme was as his explains, everything he isn't.  They struggle to have children and are finally blessed with 3 lovely girls.  Numan had continued to produce music for all the wrong reasons and in the process fell into depression and anxiety and finally creating the music that was therapeutic for him became his driving force to lift him from crushing insecurity and anxiety. Numan and his wife struggled through money issues, infertility, depression and family struggles but it was Numan's new music that lifted him out of the depths of his despair.  This film had me transfixed with the music and the look into the heart of what it takes to have a career in the music industry.  It will make you want to run out and get his music as soon as you leave the theatre.   

                           HOT DOCS SCREENING DATES:
                                   SUNDAY, MAY 1                           9:15 PM                 ISABEL BADER THEATRE
                                   TUESDAY, MAY 3                        12:45 PM                 BELL TIFF LIGHTBOX
                                   SUNDAY, MAY 8                           8:30 PM                  ROYAL CINEMA


UNDER THE GUN (D: Stephanie Soechtig | USA | 2016 | 110 min)  
Founder of gun control group Sandy Hook Promise. 
I had my days mixed up and thought I was going to see Ants on a Shrimp but ended up seeing Under the Gun and as the first scenes started playing I realized this film had nothing to do with food but right away I had an uneasy feeling as I watched people sit in a circle and talk about guns.  This film has an inside look into how the NRA (National Rifle Association) affects the gun laws and the U.S.A. and the phenomena of how gun sales spike every time there is a mass shooting in the U.S.  Did you know that you are 16 times more likely to be shot by a gun in the U.S. as you are in Britain?  Why? Because the gun lobbyist control the gun laws in the United States.  In other countries where there is higher gun control and registration of guns the deaths from guns decreases.   You would think that the laws would change after the mass shooting of many kids at Sandy Hook would make people step up and do the right thing but the NRA instead put fear into people's hearts while hiding behind the 1st ammendment right to bear arms.  It's just insane and it's getting worse.  After watching Piers Morgan on  CNN show weekly mass murders and have panels of gun supporters talk about the issue while the rise in fatalities increased it just made me sick to my stomach.  I now don't have CNN and that might be a good thing.  It comes down to money and power in the end over innocent lives.  Katie Couric narrates this look at the divided world of gun registration. 

                         HOT DOCS SCREENING DATES:
                                TUESDAY, MAY 3                      3:15 PM                        BELL TIFF LIGHTBOX
                                THURSDAY, MAY 5                   9:30 PM                        BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
                                SUNDAY, MAY 8                       9:30 PM                         ROYAL CINEMA


For info and Tickets:  http://www.hotdocs.ca  
*images provided by V.K.and Associates Inc.


Saturday, 30 January 2016

A DATE WITH MISS FORTUNE

A Date With Miss Fortune
Jeannette Sousa and Ryan Scott

























I love to support Canadian Film because we as Canadians generally don't brag about the talents of our own people so our Arts and Culture and other achievements generally go un-noticed under the over abundance of the promotion of the things going on in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

So, when I was invited to attend a Red Carpet Premiere of a new Canadian Comedy I was very happy to attend.  This is an ALL Canadian Film which was written, directed and acted by Canadian talent.

Directed by John L'Ecuyer and Written by Ryan Scott & Jeannette Sousa who all have extensive work experience in Film and Television in Canada.

Ryan Scott and Jeannette Sousa wrote and are also the stars of the film.  They wrote the film together as somewhat of an autobiographical but exaggerated version of their own real life adventures as a couple.

Ryan plays Jack a man who has lost his job and is divorced and about to move to London to get a fresh start in the TV writing business, until he has a chance meeting with Jeannette (Maria) who has recently split up with her fiance.  They meet in a diner as Jack tries to hide from his Ex who is also at the diner and he uses Maria as his cover.  They spend the rest of the night talking about life and their beliefs and after a long night of sharing their lives Jack decides to skip his trip to London and take a chance on seeing if they can begin a relationship.

Things go well until Maria's quirks including frequent visits to a Fortune Teller who she bases her life decisions on and her crazy Portuguese Family get in the way.

The film is reminiscent of My Big Fat Greek Wedding minus the wedding but it has the same type of ethnic humour.

Maria has a big Portuguese family while Jack's has a hilarious single guy friend, and writing partner Wilson (Vik Sahay).  Jack is an athiest while Maria has symbols of the cross surrounding her.  They couldn't have more different lives but somehow they fall in love.

While there were a few technical things that I noticed that distracted me the movie was hilarious but I must admit a bit stereotypical of Insert _______ ethnic family.  They happen to be Portuguese but they could have been Greek, Italian or any European strong family.

The story could have been a bit stronger as it was a bit predictable for a Rom Com but it was a really cute film with hilarious moments.  Some great performances by the crazy Fortune Teller woman who also was a bit of a stereotype of what a Fortune Teller would look like but if you look past that she was important in this film.  The character of Wilson was an enthusiastic and also hilarious character who bridged a lot of the scenes.

Singer Nelly Furtado also appears in the film as Maria's cousin in a cameo short scene.  She wasn't integral to the story and I think they just added her for the Portuguese community and a little star power but it was still nice to see her in the film.

Maria's parents Jose (Joaquim de Almeida) and Anna Maria (Claudia Ferri) were the typical Portuguese parents.  Jose the overbearing father and Anna Maria the long suffering sweet dutiful mother who knows her daughter best.

The scene stealers were played by Bella the Dog who is only shown in the film a short time and I kind of found it odd that you only see the dog in a few scenes but the one scene with the family will crack you up.

And my boyfriend George Stroumboulopoulos appears as Paul, Maria's Ex who is a doctor and is shown in a very compromising position in one of his scenes.  Seems George is developing a bit of a resume of showing up in cameos of crazy scenes.

Bella (BoJangles) makes her Red Carpet Appearance at Yonge/Dundas Cineplex

This film was very enjoyable with Laugh Out Loud scenes so I suggest you suspend judgment and go and see it and be entertained and support Canadian Film so that we can see more of it.

A Date with Miss Fortune opens on February 5, 2016 in Canada.  

Get Tickets here:
http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/a-date-with-miss-fortune

#DateMissFortune  @Datemissfortune

It is important to go see Canadian Films in their First Weekend so that they can get extended runs.  This film in particular is a great Date Night Movie and they would like to have their run extended to past Valentine's Day so go see it next weekend.



*Disclaimer:  I was invited to see the film but the opinions in this post are my own.