Win Tickets to Grown UP Movie Star

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Canada Screens Vancouver presents Grown Up Movie Star

Thursday, July 22nd District 319, Vancouver

Q&A with Director via Video Skype

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…”A performance that leads ‘Grown Up Movie Star” to be one of the boldest and ballsiest coming of age films in a while and certainly one of best films of the (Sundance) festival.” – Alan Bacchus

…”Maslany is magnificent as the worldly Ruby.” – Toronto Star

…”Grown Up Movie Star’ sends a grenade into the coming-of-age subgenre of cinema.” – Daily Film Dose

…”It all comes together so dazzlingly….A tight package that never feels weighed down by its themes.” – Susan G. Cole, NOW Toronto

On July 22nd, First Weekend Club will bring you the Canadian Film that turned Sundance upside down, “Grown Up Movie Star”. This festival-haunting hit has won (or broken) the hearts of critics and reviewers, and thrown the dramatic coming-of-age genre upside down with a one-two punch of hard to face themes of family, sexuality and homosexuality, intermingled with snappy dialogue and the all too real beauty of teenage angst. But this is no case of a tragedy-overloaded Canadian film; levity and pacing is provided by the kind of comedy and dialogue that could only come from our far eastern province, or what Newfoundlanders like to call, “The Rock”. This film is raw. It is gritty and is an unapologetically close and personal look at coming of age. Simply put, this film has blown away festival indie audiences and we are thrilled to bring something of this calibre to Canada Screens as our July red carpet event, and to use the event to premiere it as our DVD Club pick, with an online interactive component.

“Grown Up Movie Star”, shot in Newfoundland and directed and written by Adriana Maggs, is a riveting tale of confused love, family and discovery of identity. This coming of age film is relevant to many ages due to the poignant, multi-layered and absolutely grounded portrayal of characters by a cast which features Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Jonny Harris, Mark O’Brien, Andy Jones, Julia Kennedy and Sherry White. And a cameo by Canadian comedy and maritime icon, Mary Walsh. If you can’t join us on the 22nd, rent it from one of our partners and join FWC’s DVD Club and post your comments. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the DVD Club, it’s like a book club, but for film. Follow the DVD Club Blog to read behind-the-scenes scoop, interviews with the filmmaking team and industry updates of our Official DVD Selections. By commenting on the DVD Club Blog and participating in the FWC Clubhouse, you are entered to win iTunes giftcards and free rentals from Simply make a profile on our website and join in the discussion. It’s a great way to interact with Canadian stars and filmmakers and meet fellow film fans. See you online! Synopsis: Grown Up Movie Star tells the story of disgraced NHL star Ray and his precocious daughters Ruby and Rose. Once the town hero, Ray has returned home to Newfoundland from the US following a drug conviction, only to have his wife Lillian leave him for another man and aspirations of stardom. With Lillian gone, Ray flails from woman to woman trying to find a replacement for her, while struggling against a growing awareness of his homosexuality. At loose ends for lack of guidance, Ruby attempts to follow her mother’s starlet dreams with make up and sexual behavior, and in a desperate plea for attention, begins putting herself in increasingly risky situations. Ruby begins spending more and more time with Ray’s best friend Stuart, confined to a wheelchair following an accident involving Ray. When Stuart finds himself attracted to Ruby, dangerously motivated by fear and anger, he leads the three of them towards a heartbreaking conclusion.

 EVENT DETAILS: When: Thursday, July 22nd Where: District 319 (319 Main Street, Vancouver) Time: 6:30 PM: Pre show celebration & wine reception (complimentary glass of wine), live music. 7:30 PM: Film screening followed by a Q&A with Director via Video Skype followed by a post-screening party. Cost: $15 in advance only through PayPal or at 604-983-5373. Buy tickets online Tickets must be purchased in advance by Monday, July 19th at 5pm or until tickets sell out. Please arrive at screening by 7:20 pm to ensure entry. No Minors. Thank you. DISCOUNT GIFT CARDS Save money per screening by buying Canada Screens Gift Cards in advance on our web site, at Videomatica, BIZ Books or at the screening. All seats for Gift Card holders, Ambassadors, Sponsors & Partners must be claimed by 7:20 pm after which unclaimed seats will be released for rush sales. Gift Card holders please RSVP to by 5pm Monday, July 19thand arrive at screening by 7:20pm to ensure entry. Thank you. DINNER & MOVIE DEAL 15% off at Boneta Restaurant Before the movie, go to Boneta Restaurant for dinner and get 15% off dinner plus treats. #1 West Cordova St at Carrall St, just a few blocks from the theatre. Tel 604 684-1844. Bring your ticket print out or use the password: ‘Movie Star’. Event Photography by Murielle Freo


4 thoughts on “Win Tickets to Grown UP Movie Star

  1. Seeing a movie is a chance for a moment to be a voyeur and leave the mundane parts of our lives to be part of the dreams and passions in the dark corners of our mind.

  2. I love seeing a movie because it lets me live vicariously through someone else and then go back to my normal life, unscathed, unharmed yet thoroughly enriched 😉

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