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<NFB animated documentary Jutra to screen at Directors' Fortnight>

(April 26, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) The Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB, will feature in the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ Guild (Société des Réalisateurs de Films, SRF), the Directors’ Fortnight will take place from May 15–25, 2014.Arrow

<Monrel Media distributes Grace of Monaco> (April 26, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Toronto-based film distribution company Mongrel Media, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has announced the acquisition of all Canadian rights to Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco, which has been selected as the opening night film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Screening out of competition, Grace of Monaco stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly and Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The film also features Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Jeanne Balibar, Derek Jacobi and Paz Vega, who plays singer Maria Callas The film is directed by France’s Olivier Dahan, whose La Vie en Rose earned Marion Cotillard the 2008 Oscar for Best Actress.Arrow
<The Captive to sceen at Cannes> (April 17, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Atom Egoyan's latest film, The Captive, has landed a spot at the Cannes Film Festival, as have films by David Cronenberg and Xavier Dolan. The Captive will have its world premiere in Official Competition at the 67th Festival de Cannes (May 14 to 25, 2014). The Captive is Egoyan’s sixth feature to be shown in competition, and eighth as an Official Selection. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his first film in Cannes (Speaking Parts, 1989) and the 20th anniversary since Exotica (1994) screened in Competition.Arrow
<The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz> Tomorrow at Hot Docs
The 2014 edition of Hot Docs kicks off tomorrow night with a gala screening of The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. The film has been called "an incredible portrait of one of the greatest and most promising minds of a generation," by Hot Docs director of programming Charlotte Cook. Swartz was a pioneer in Internet activism, and stood at the forefront of the SOPA and PIPA victories. He looked towards a limitless future—but his life took a dramatic turn. Director Brian Knappenberger has told this story in a very beautiful and inspiring way. The opening gala is sold out, but the film will screen again on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m., and Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series.Arrow
<Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It> Now Playing:
The long await for the return of Bubbles, Julian and Rickey is over. Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It is now playing in wide distribution across Canada. One of the most anticipated films of the year, the plot is basic. Out of jail and broke, Julian concocts an outrageously greasy scheme to get rich. Meanwhile, Ricky's dope growing business is under major threat when the government announces a plan to legalize marijuana, so he heads to Ottawa to make an impassioned plea. Imagine Ricky finding a way to say No to Decriminalization...!! Bubbles reluctantly joins them on his own quest to claim an inheritance left to him by his long-lost parents. Watch the trailer on Northernstars.ca.Arrow

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