Update: advanced online tickets available HERE
Toronto, March 31, 2014 – Local production company MDFF and independent video magazine The Seventh Art announce their partnership on a monthly screening series at Toronto’s CAMERA. The series builds on MDFF’s run of successful screenings at multi-use arts space Double Double Land and will start on April 16th with the Toronto Premiere of HAIL. Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson will be in attendance.
“We’re excited to screen HAIL because we feel that it’s the best film to come out of Australia in quite some time,” said MDFF co-founder Kazik Radwanski.
Both epic love story and autobiography, the audacious HAIL is the culmination of six years of collaboration between director Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Daniel P. Jones, a 50-year-old former prisoner with a poet’s vision of the world. Released from prison, the fierce-yet-vulnerable Danny is reunited with his lover Leanne (played by Jones’ real-life partner Leanne Letch), with whom he shares an intense and haunting love. But despite his best intentions, Danny remains profoundly troubled by the spectre of alcohol and past violence witnessed, and it isn’t long before his fragile domestic existence is torn asunder. The film premiered in 2011 at the 68th Venice International Film Festival as part of the Orizzonti section.
“MDFF’s screenings have become an essential component of the city’s film community, offering a chance to see great new films that have no other distribution, and we look forward to help expand the audience at an exciting new venue,” said The Seventh Art producer, Pavan Moondi.
Located within Stephen Bulger Gallery on Queen Street W., CAMERA is a fully licensed venue, featuring stadium seating, a 50-person capacity, and is wheelchair accessible.
Link to Facebook Event: HERE
MDFF was founded in 2008 by Dan Montgomery and Kazik Radwanski. The Toronto-based production company has produced award winning short films by Kazik Radwanski (Princess Margaret Blvd., Out in that Deep Blue Sea and Green Crayons) and Antoine Bourges (Woman Waiting and East Hastings Pharmacy). In 2012 MDFF produced Radwanski’s debut feature Tower that premiered at The Locarno International Film Festival and went on to screen at TIFF, the Viennale and MoMA’s ND/NF. In the fall of 2013 MDFF began a monthly screening series at Double Double Land that has hosted Toronto premieres of many critically acclaimed features including If Felt Like Love, Francine, Ma Belle Gosse and The Unspeakable Act.
About The Seventh Art
The Seventh Art is an independently produced video magazine about cinema featuring video essays and in-depth interviews with filmmakers, founded in 2012 by Christopher Heron, Pavan Moondi, and Brian Robertson. The video content strives to offer substantial and informative analysis of cinema, presented in an accessible format. The publication features over fifty video interviews, including Peter Bogdanovich, Frederick Wiseman, Paul Schrader, Christopher Doyle, Margarethe von Trotta, Whit Stillman, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Ben Wheatley, Mia Hansen-Løve and Costa-Gavras.
For more info, interviews, or to request an online screener of HAIL, contact:
Dan Montgomery – firstname.lastname@example.org – 647-274-8553
HAIL presskit available HERE.