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A botched wedding proposal between two small town youngsters spirals into an epic Montreal night of chaos, confusion and destiny.

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Rachel
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Sam
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Niki
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Naomi
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Julia
Paul Rogic ...
Jeremy
Laen Hershler ...
Oliver
Margaret Garrard ...
Geena
Johann St-Louis ...
Tyler
Ted Phillips ...
Marijuana Prophet
Christine Heffernan ...
Sam's Mom
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Guillaume
Evy Kartus-Solomon ...
Nora
Karim Babin ...
Wedding Pastor
Michael Veloza ...
The Bouncer
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Part 'The Wizard of Oz', part 'Eyes Wide Shut', EXPIRATION stares straight into the dreams and nightmares of childhood, leading both character and audience deep into the heart of an unflinching urban fairy tale. Set amidst the chaotic, yet seemingly predestined events of a fall Montreal night, this coming of age odyssey from newcomer Gavin Heffernan follows three lost characters through a circus of tests, trials and colorful figures. As their futures materialize, realization dawns that every step of their journey has been leading to a single moment, high above the city... Written by WB

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Jeremy: Believe it or not, the first time I tried drugs was 39 days ago. I figured, why beat around the bush, so I came home and dropped acid.
Sam: How was that experience?
Jeremy: I saw God.
Sam: Guess it was pretty good then.
Jeremy: He said only one sentence out loud. Do this one small thing, and all your sins shall be forgotten. The time I slapped Joanna, the time I called my Mom a bitch, even the time I beat off in the confessional..."Do this one small act."
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A delightful discovery
8 February 2004 | by (Victoria B C Canada) – See all my reviews

EXPIRATION - A delightful discovery from the Victoria Indie Film Fest.

A fresh new Montreal filmmaker's no-budget film that outclasses most big budget projects. Every shot is beautifully composed, memorable characters you really care about, and each scene has a reason and depth. Smart sound track too.

Gavin Heffernan wrote and directed and co-starred as the reluctant protagonist on a journey "amidst the chaotic, yet seemingly predestined events of a Fall Montreal night". It is a labour of love project and it worked!

On the DVD, the real, not promotional, "making of" doc gives you as sense of the energy, sacrifice, and care that went into the production. And the "director's commentary" recorded hours after a marathon final editing session reflects the same. Gavin sounds somewhat dazed and, sitting in front of three uncorked Coronas, shares with us the triumph and wonder of a cool auteur's film, beautifully realized.

I'll be showing it soon as part of my weekly film series. Like POST CONCUSSION, discoveries like this are what I live for.


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