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Dan Aykroyd, ‘Blues Brothers’ Launching St. Lawrence Film Festival

25 June 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dan Aykroyd will help launch the inaugural St. Lawrence International Film Festival on October 22 with a 35th anniversary screening of “The Blues Brothers,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Aykroyd, a native of Canada, has been tapped as the festival’s honored guest. He will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A prior to the screening, which will be held at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, and benefit the Rcmp Foundation.

Dan Aykroyd’s contributions to film and television couldn’t be more in line with the boundary-smashing DNA of this festival,” said festival executive director and founder Adam Paul. “We’ve chosen the theme ‘Beyond Borders’ to highlight the kind of unexpected and inspired body of work Mr. Aykroyd has demonstrated throughout his storied career.”

The Blues Brothers,” directed by John Landis, starred John Belushi and Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues — the characters they developed on “Saturday Night Live. »

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