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Random Media acquires ‘Bang Bang Baby’

31 March 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated April 1: Jane Levy and Justin Chatwin star in the sci-fi musical, which Random plans to take on limited theatrical release in the autumn. 

Jeffrey St Jules makes his feature directorial debut on the story of a young woman who lives in a quiet 1960’s town with her alcoholic father and dreams of a better life when there is a leak at the local chemical plant.

Bang Bang Baby earned the Best Canadian First Feature Film Award following its world premiere at Toronto 2014.

St. Jules won the Claude Jutra Award at the Canadian Screen Awards, while Chatwin was nominated for best supporting actors.

Search Engine Films holds Canadian rights.

An earlier version of this article stated Random Media held Canadian rights. The article was corrected on April 1. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

21 February 2015 10:06 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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The Battle for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’: How T.E. Lawrence’s family and friends opposed bringing his story to the screen

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) ranks among the 20th Century’s oddest heroes. This short, smart, and mischievous British soldier helped organize the Arab Revolt against Turkey, a secondary front of the First World War. He became Emir Feisal’s trusted ally, painfully conscious that the Allies wouldn’t honor promises of independence. After the Paris Peace Conference, Lawrence retreated into the Royal Air Force and Tank Corps as a private soldier, T.E. Shaw… read the full article.

Holding Out For a Heroine: On Being a Woman and Loving Star Wars

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a little girl in possession of a good imagination must be in want of a heroine. At least, this was the truth of my childhood. Like many people of my generation, my »

- Ricky

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The Imaginary Documentaries of Montreal Filmmakers Frank Vitale, Allan Moyle, and Stephen Lack

20 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Bitter Ash

A rather precious thing happened in Montreal in the mid 1970s. Canadian cinema had been dominated by the National Film Board since its formation in 1940, and the generally-perceived character of Canadian film was all educational documentary, and not a lot of fun. Directors such as Claude Jutra, Don Owen, and Gilles Groulx struck off on their own to make the first Canadian new wave fiction films (A tout prendre [1963], Nobody Waved Goodbye, and Le chat dans le sac [both 1964] respectively), on the back of independents like Sydney J. Furie’s groundbreaking A Dangerous Age (1959) and Larry Kent’s student feature The Bitter Ash (1963), but for all their youthful, semi-bohemian trappings, these were still quite po-faced affairs. Then came the “genial loser” films of the 70s, led by Owen’s Goin’ Down The Road (1970), and others such as The Rowdyman (Peter Carter, 1972) and Paperback Hero (Peter Pearson, 1973), for the »

- Tom Newth

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